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Booth marks 10th year leading Tech

November 18, 2013

Dr. Ronnie Booth has marked 10 years as the president of Tri-County Technical College and was so recognized during the recent Annual Report Luncheon. Booth became Tech’s third president in 2003. A proclamation for his leadership and accomplishments was presented during the luncheon by Commission Chairman Ham Hudson, an Oconee County representative on the college…

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Phone system upgrade for Seneca PD

November 18, 2013

Today’s the day the Seneca Police Department gets better communications. A new telephone system is being installed. And Chief John Covington says it’s a phase of Oconee County’s 9-1-1 project to upgrade systems for compatibility. “This portion of the project is being overseen by Capt. Travis Tilson of the Sheriff’s Office. We are very thankful…

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Billy Owens anxious for the Phillipines

November 18, 2013

A missionary from Oconee County is anxious to return to the Philippines—land that he has grown to love and where his wife was forced into makeshift quarters because of the typhoon. Billy Owens says he has his ticket to fly and is hopeful that between now and next month the main airport at Manila will…

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Middle School celebrates Veterans Day

November 18, 2013

Walhalla Middle School’s Veterans Day breakfast recognized more than 100 veterans and their spouses. Breakfast was prepared and served by Culinary Art students from the Hamilton Career Center. The 8th grade band, chorus and strings played and performed.

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Sheriff’s Office: Mum on the motive, for now

November 18, 2013
Sheriff’s Office:  Mum on the motive, for now

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office will not talk about an apparent motive for the murder of a Salem man near Seneca. The reason for that, Crenshaw says, is to protect the integrity of the case against Joshua Randall Ferguson. “Further details are not appropriate at this time,” Crenshaw said in a statement. Arrest…

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Sheriff: No reason for public concern or alarm

November 16, 2013

The investigation continues as to who killed a 46-year old Salem man last night near Seneca. At 9:30 last night, deputies found Charles Benson Cantrell face down behind a home on Webb Road near the Singing Pines Road. Coroner Karl Addis said Cantrell died of a gun shot and the death is homicide. Sheriff Mike…

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Duke Endowment grant to fund Access Health

November 15, 2013

A grant of $500 thousand from The Duke Endowment will allow Oconee Medical Center to fund its Access Health program through 2016. Funded entirely by grants and private donations, Mountain Lakes Access Health’s primary purpose is to improve healthcare for low-income, un-insured adults in Oconee County, Clemson, Central, and Six Mile. This grant is to…

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“Weeks away from lighting this whole thing up”

November 15, 2013

A three year project to bring high-speed internet access to Oconee County is “weeks away”, in the estimation of Scott Moulder, county administrator. Moulder was asked to give a status report today to the county Economic Development Commission. “We’re beginning to work the ISPs. We actually have three ISPS that have signed up,” Moulder reported.…

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Walhalla PD on the trail to solve six burglaries

November 15, 2013

The Walhalla police say they expect to solve as many as six recent burglaries with the arrests of two persons. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says the investigation has proceeded to the stage where, the police believe, they’ll be able to take out arrest warrants early next week. Two of the victims were Blossman Gas and Kelley…

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Road resurfacing on the horizon!

November 15, 2013

Word is expected soon from the state Department of Transportation on a contract for the resurfacing of a short section of U-S 123 at Seneca—from Old Salem Road to Lindsay Road. The re-surfacing of that stretch covers 123 thru the 130/E.N. 1st Street intersection. Contractors’ bids are believed to have been received earlier this week…

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  • 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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