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At this hour: a plea of guilt

January 22, 2014

A 39-year old man stands in Oconee General Sessions Court and admits his guilt in taking indecent liberties with a teenage girl. As part of a negotiated sentence, Jamie Garner Smith is pleading guilty to the charge of assault and battery second degree. The sentence, as recommended by assistant solicitor Lindsey Simmons, would be three…

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Graham tours a mainstay OC plant

January 22, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham, back on familiar turf this afternoon, embarked on a tour of the Oconee manufacturing facility Lift Technologies on south highway 11. In tow was a camera crew, and it’s possible some of the video will show this year up in a Graham re-election commercial. At Lif-Tek today the parking lot was nearly…

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Missed court date? Blame the weather!

January 22, 2014

A New Jersey man had been scheduled to appear in the Oconee General Sessions Court this week to answer to a criminal charge, but he wound up with an excuse acceptable to the court. The man was supposed to have caught a flight south at 4 yesterday morning. Trouble was, that flight and most others…

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U-S Senate campaigners

January 22, 2014

Oconee County gets to see some of the hopefuls this week in the contest for a U-S Senate seat. The incumbent, Oconee County resident Lindsay Graham, returns to his stomping crowds for an appearance at 1 o’clock this afternoon at a local manufacturing plant. It’s there, we’re told, Graham apparently will do some filming for…

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Fire UPDATE

January 22, 2014

Last night’s fire in Salem displaced five people–three adults and two children. But Joe Nichols, Salem Fire Marshall, says the three people who were in the home 308 S. Oak Street got out safely, and no one was hurt. The fire is believed to have started in a back bedroom, but its cause is under…

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SPD seizes drugs, money, gun and liquor

January 22, 2014

Nine criminal charges arose from a one-car accident Sunday evening at Seneca’s Dalton Road and Leila Street.  And the police say they seized drugs, money, liquor, and a gun as they investigated an accident involving a van driven by Aaron Bernard Black, 42, of Creek Drive, Seneca.  According to the police reports, Black wound up…

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For the first time, the Transit Advisory Committee

January 22, 2014

  Oconee’s newly-formed transit advisory task force committee meets tomorrow night for the first time, and Chris Maldonado hopes to be there.  Maldonado is one of Walhalla’s strongest advocates for extending passenger bus service to the County Seat.   Maldonado relies on a bicycle to get around and, he says, “I want the “CAT” buses.”  The…

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The State of the State

January 22, 2014

Governor Haley delivers the State of the State address tonight to a joint session of the General Assembly, state and local leaders, and invited dignitaries. The speech will be tele-cast live at 7 by South Carolina ETV stations.

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Westminster to join alliance for one year

January 22, 2014

  Westminster leaders are taking an open mind when it comes to an arm of county government joining with an organization of public and private interests into the new Oconee Economic Alliance. The city council last night chose to join the alliance for one year and pay a membership fee of $3 thousand. But there…

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Brockingtons make strides in Westminster

January 22, 2014

One of three new Westminster council members has begun to make strides in his city government. And so has his wife. Bill Brockington last night was elected by his colleagues as Westminster’s mayor pro-tem. He succeeds Donna King-Sheriff. Mayor pro-tem acts as number two to the mayor, but duties are limited. Brockington’s wife, Sandra, was…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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