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Tamassee DAR helps sisters rebuild their lives

January 31, 2014

Moriah and Patience Gaines are a study in both perseverance and resilience. Moriah was 15 and Patience was 13 when the sisters were placed in foster care after being removed from their parents’ home by the Department of Social Services. Eventually, they entered the Tamassee Daughters of the American Revolution (TDAR) School and residential housing…

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K-9 training and certification takes place in OC

January 31, 2014
K-9 training and certification takes place in OC

Oconee Sheriff’s Office is among agencies from three states taking part this week in Walhalla in K-9 training and certification. The seminar and certification concludes today. The county officers and their six K-9s trained at four locations in and around Seneca to detect narcotics and explosives. Sgt. Tommy Crompton said, “A K-9 on the street…

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Courtroom scuffle ensues after life sentence

January 31, 2014

Sex offense convictions brought a life sentence yesterday for a 22-year old Oconee man. And, as Jessie Wayne Davis was being led out of the courtroom, the man convicted of child molestation appeared to lunge toward the spectator section in the direction of his mother who had requested permission to hug her son. A scuffle…

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Schools will delay opening

January 31, 2014

Oconee County public schools are running on a two-hour delay this morning. Most roads have returned to dry (normal) condition.  According to the DOT, there are some roads–mostly secondaries in shady areas–that may have icy patches.  However, the temperatures have risen and the isolated icy patches are melting. Still motorists are advised to be aware…

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Case headed to the jury

January 30, 2014

Both sides have rested in the Oconee trial courtroom, and the state’s case against a 22-year old man is on it way this afternoon to the jury room. The jurors will have the duty of deciding whether Jessie Wayne Davis is guilty of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. For his part, Davis exercised the…

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Deadline nears for West Union election

January 30, 2014

On the eve of the cut-off date, the field of candidates for this year’s West Union election includes one for mayor and three for the four available council seats. By early this afternoon, Linda Oliver remained alone for re-election as mayor. The council candidates are newcomer Chris Johnson and incumbents Bethany Peay and Sharon Zimmerman.…

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Judicial screening schedule to be announced

January 30, 2014

If a judgeship is ahead for you, there are important dates to follow in 2014. The chief counsel for the South Carolina Merit Selection Commission, Jane Shuler, plans to announce next week the particulars for aspiring judicial candidates. Seats to be available this year include the 10th Judicial Circuit, Seat 2. It’s the seat that…

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SC returns to normal operations

January 30, 2014

South Carolina has begun to return to normal as agencies scale back operations related to the severe winter storm that began Tuesday. Governor Haley rescinded the emergency order, which means state and county emergency management offices are now back to normal, daily operations. Today state and county government officers either delayed opening or resumed normal…

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Witnesses testify

January 30, 2014

Delayed by snow, an Oconee County trial has resumed in Walhalla. Witnesses for the prosecution were on the stand late this morning in South Carolina versus Jessie Wayne Davis. The 22-year old Oconeean went to trial Tuesday, charged with multiple offenses alleging sexual misconduct with two girls—8 and 11 years old. Testifying today were an…

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Chamber makes presentation tonight

January 30, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered about the value of a local chamber of commerce, you can find out tonight in Walhalla. The Walhalla area chamber will host a “Who We Are and What We Do” at 6:15 tonight at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. There’ll be an update from the city, along with word on a proposed…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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