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Freezing temps statewide

January 28, 2014

The state Emergency Management Division requests South Carolinians to prepare themselves and their homes for dangerous developing winter weather. Residents should prepare for the possibility of power outages, problems with pipes that are not fully insulated or at risk to burst. And, in those parts of the state where snow is forecast, dangerous driving conditions.

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Resignation within OC government

January 28, 2014

A resignation in the upper echelons of Oconee government. After two years, Glenn Breed departs as assistant county administrator—the first person to have held that job. Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County Council, quoted Administrator Scott Moulder as saying on Friday about Breed: “Things just weren’t working out.”  

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Shooting UPDATE

January 27, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said this afternoon that the shooting yesterday near Westminster was an accident, and the case has been closed. Crenshaw described the victim as having suffered a wound to the arm—from which he is expected to recover. Investigating officers questioned a second person and received a voluntary statement of what happened at…

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Early night shooting near Westminster

January 27, 2014

A 59-year old man, wounded by gun shot, is reported to have been airlifted for treatment—apparently from the grounds of Westminster’s Orchard Park Elementary School. An Oconee Sheriff’s Office report indicates the shooting occurred last evening nearby at the victim’s home on N. Jenkins Bridge Road. According to the incident report, one person questioned in…

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Shoplifters run risk in judge’s court

January 27, 2014

A proceeding held during the Christmas shopping season to spotlight the problem of shoplifting in Oconee County was not just for show, according to the jurist who presided. Magistrate Blake Norton admits that the problem of shoplifting worsens at Christmas time, but it’s a continual problem that frustrates law enforcement officers and makes store owners…

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129 WWII vets ID’d in Oconee

January 27, 2014

County Veterans Affairs Director Jerry Dyar says his office has “struck gold” when it comes to identifying 129 veterans of the Second World War living in Oconee County. Nine of those identified are women, who took part in various functions during the war. Dyar credits exhaustive efforts in identifying the number and says it has…

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Basic training completed

January 27, 2014

Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam Holbrooks graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He’s the son of Teresa and David Holbrooks of Fair Play. Airman Holbrook is a 2010 graduate of West-Oak High School.

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Mountain Rest fire

January 27, 2014

A Friday afternoon fire in Mountain Rest heavily damaged a home at 276 Bauknight Road. We have a report that the fire required the attention of 30 fire fighters for two hours. According to Charlie King, county fire chief, the fire started accidentally when the home owner tried to heat a frozen pipe. The pipe…

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What the libraries are up to

January 27, 2014

A regular bi-monthly meeting of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees takes place 5:30 this evening at the Westminster Branch, 112 W. North Avenue. Everyone is invited.

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Alexander for Seat 3, OCC?

January 27, 2014

Look for an announcement this week from Dan Alexander as to whether the long-time Seneca mayor will make the leap to county politics. He is rumored to have interest in Seat Three, Oconee County Council—the seat opened last week by the death of Archie Barron. Alexander is in the midst of his latest four-year term…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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