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Easley woman stands trial in Oconee

April 23, 2015

An Easley woman went on trial today in Oconee County, charged with burglary and drug possession at an unoccupied house on a winter’s morning two years ago near Seneca. Against the charge of burglary first degree and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Teresa Annette Davis is being defended by two lawyers from the Oconee…

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Next AARP safe driver course May 22

April 23, 2015

  All drivers, no matter their skills behind the wheel, probably can benefit from a new Smart Driver course offered by the AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. It is designed especially for senior adults, but can benefit drivers of any age. The next course in our area will be Friday, May 22. Safe…

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A job offer from the school system

April 23, 2015

If you need a job, Oconee public schools hopes you will consider taking on the important responsibility of ensuring the school children are transported safely and on time to and from school each day. The school district needs bus drivers to work the remaining weeks of this school year, as well as to start work…

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Patching underway, money to dictate full depth repairs

April 23, 2015

If you have a friend who is part of the local DOT’s maintenance crew, chances are your friend has had little time of late for you. The boss at the Department of Transportation facility, Michael Smith, says the crews have been busy filling potholes and picking up after storm damage. Smith says, “We are working…

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Patience a virtue, when it comes to Michelin

April 23, 2015

When it comes to whether a major tire maker will build a distribution center in a rural area of Oconee, patience is a virtue. And it’s a virtue that Richard Blackwell, the county’s chief economic development recruiter, has adopted in the waiting game for the Michelin Corporation’s decision on whether it expands to Golden Corner…

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Your chance to be in a video

April 23, 2015

Seneca needs 20 people to volunteer to be seen in a video to be made today aboard one of the city’s electric buses.  If you are interested, report between 9 and noon today to the electric transit facility at 320 Shiloh Road.  The video will last three minutes.  The city was recently notified that its…

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Life without parole is the sentence

April 22, 2015

A 54-year old Oconeean has been sent to prison for the rest of his life–the result of being convicted this afternoon in the Oconee General Sessions Court.  The jury found Wilbur Rickmon guilty of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct first degree.  The crimes occurred September 27, 2013 inside the trailer home where Rickmon lived.  The…

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Jurors ask questions

April 22, 2015

The jury at Oconee Courthouse during the noon hour interrupted deliberations to ask the judge questions about their task.  Which is ruling on the guilt or innocence of a Seneca area man charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct first degree.  Wilbur Rickmon did not testify in his defense, but the prosecution offered a video…

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New dome perched atop rebuilt church

April 22, 2015
New dome perched atop rebuilt church

Atop Walhalla Presbyterian Church is a new copper dome, and it is considered one of the final pieces to restore one of Walhalla’s oldest places of worship. The church on E. Main Street heavily damaged in 2013 by fire. The new dome, which arrived from Kentucky in two pieces, weighs a total of 5,600 pounds…

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For rare time, Pickens jobless rate above Oconee’s

April 22, 2015

Richard Blackwell watches the state’s job numbers for Oconee County as close as anyone. The Oconee Alliance executive director made several observations yesterday on the report for March, showing Oconee’s unemployment rate had fallen below 6%—dropping six-tenths of a percentage point from the month before. Blackwell also notes that Oconee’s percentage for March of 5.8%…

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  • April 24, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Play "BUSTED WEDDING BELLES"
  • April 26, 2015 2:00 pmSpring Fashion Show to Benefit Collins Children's Home
  • April 26, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
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