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First born is Hunter Patrick Smith

January 2, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s first baby born in 2014 arrived at 1:46 this morning. The hospital has identified the newborn as Hunter Patrick Smith, son of Megan Pruitt. The boy weighed in at six pounds, 15.6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.    

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Two hours in: OC’s first 2014 tragedy

January 2, 2014

Post-mortems take place today to help the coroner’s office document the fatal injuries suffered by two Oconee County children in yesterday’s accident in which their mother was the driver. According to the highway patrol, the driver was Melissa Cassandra Patton. The Dodge Durango driven by Patton hit a Utica Baptist Church sign on the Wells…

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Rare home development in the works!

January 2, 2014

The hard right that the country’s housing industry took during the Great Recession five years ago was a near knock-out punch for home sales and home building. But at the start of 2014 word comes of a new home development destined for Lake Keowee in the Ebenezer Community. It’s there this morning at the 4-way…

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“Persons of interest being interviewed at this time”

January 2, 2014

Two people are believed to have been involved today in the shooting and killing of a  man at a home this morning near Seneca, inside the Utica community. First indications, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, are that what happened on Ames Street was a home invasion whose purpose was robbery. A woman at that home…

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Probe to determine whether fire was arson

January 2, 2014

Fire heavily damaged a former home near Seneca. Today’s fire occurred nearly one year to the date of a case of murder-suicide at that mobile home, so the Oconee Sheriff says investigators want to know if arson caused today’s fire. The fire was reported around 5 this morning at 220 Steve Nix Road in the…

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A New Year’s baby has been born!

January 2, 2014

The first newborn of 2014 has been delivered at the Oconee Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman says stay tuned for the details!

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Lawsuit alleging slip and fall in OC jail dismissed

December 31, 2013

Court records show that the parties involved in a case of alleged slip and fall in the Oconee Detention Center have ended their legal proceeding. A document on file in the Common Pleas Court show the attorneys involved in Randolph against Oconee Detention Center have agreed to a stipulation of dismissal “with prejudice”—-meaning the conclusion…

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Greer man charged with arson in Oconee

December 31, 2013

A 41-year old Greer man has been charged with arson third degree—the result of a truck found burned in June in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office identified Coy Shane Wilson as having been booked yesterday afternoon into the Oconee Detention Center. As part of an investigation that involved Pickens County authorities, Wilson is accused of…

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Governors make friendly wager

December 31, 2013

The governors of South Carolina and Wisconsin have a friendly wager in place, on the eve of the Capital One Bowl game. If the Wisconsin Badgers win, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley must provide some of her state’s famous barbecue and beer. If the Gamecocks win, however, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is obligated to give…

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Powell’s eyes widen open for 502 E. Main

December 31, 2013

If Oconee County winds up putting 502 E. Main in Walhalla on the market, realtor John Powell says he would consider acquiring the old house. Powell has a history of preserving what’s old in that particular neighborhood. A few years ago, he saved a former Methodist church parsonage from the wrecking ball, renovated it, before…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • 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
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