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Visiting judge takes guilty pleas

October 21, 2014

A circuit court judge from Columbia is accepting guilty pleas and handing down sentences during a two-day session of the Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The judge is Alison Renee Lee, a Washington, D-C native and graduate of Vassar College.

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Economic Alliance gets student help

October 21, 2014

Oconee Economic Alliance has engaged the help of a college student to advance the cause for economic development. Southern Wesleyan University student Darren Gessner is taking advantage of a new internship/mentoring program available to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in economic development. Gessner is a senior business major from Napoleon, Ohio.…

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How water resources are to be shared

October 21, 2014

A new agreement signed last week in Elberton, Georgia spells out how water resources are to be shared among the Duke Energy and U-S Army Corps reservoirs in the Savannah River Basin. The Army Corps of Engineers describes the operating agreement as increasing drought tolerance within the watershed and promoting conservation efforts. The agreement encompasses…

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Drug arrests made in traffic stop near West Union

October 21, 2014

Three people have been arrested on drug charges as part of an early morning traffic stop near West Union. It happened on the Ebenezer Road shortly before 2:30 a-m Monday when a deputy saw a small car cross the white line as it turned onto Country Junction Road. The Sheriff’s Office alerted the deputy that…

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No Child Left Behind rankings announced

October 21, 2014

Oconee public schools show improvement in newly-released report card ratings for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—commonly known as No Child Left Behind. The Oconee district saw its rating improve, from 48th in the state last year to 33rd this year. Oconee’s elementary school rating increased. But both the ratings for the middle and high…

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Ambulances collide in Walhalla

October 21, 2014

As the result of an accident yesterday in Walhalla, one of two Oconee Memorial Hospital ambulances involved in the accident was disabled. The accident yesterday morning on W. S. Broad Street involved two ambulances on their way to a call. Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, said none of the EMS personnel was…

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Oconeean arrested on attempted murder charge

October 20, 2014

An incident during the early morning hours last Friday at an apartment complex led the Westminster police to arrest a 30-year old Oconee County man on the charge of attempted murder. The police say the individual charged was Dennis James Duncan of Duncan Valley Road, Westminster. A police report says a 28-year old man, whose…

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Westminster accident involved three vehicles

October 20, 2014

The police say an accident this morning at a Westminster intersection involved three vehicles and sent two people to the hospital. The police say the accident shortly after 7:30 began when a car attempted a turn off U-S 76 onto Hobson Street and was struck in the rear by a small truck. Truck driver Jimmy…

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Macaulay to lead Veterans Day parade

October 20, 2014

A man regarded as one of Oconee’s highly regarded citizens will lead this year’s Veterans Day Parade in OconeeCounty.  The selection of Alex Macaulay of West Union, who retires in January as a circuit court judge, as Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is being announced by Jerry Dyar, public information officer for the Oconee…

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Trailer stolen near Seneca

October 20, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers are investigating a theft from a Seneca area business. Someone last Thursday night cut a cable across the entranceway to Blue Ridge Machine on the Wells Highway and stole a 22-foot trailer. The trailer is valued at $6 thousand.

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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