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Suspect arrested in heat pump theft

October 5, 2013

No electric power at a church near Seneca led to the discovery that a heat pump had been stolen. In an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation the charge of  grand larceny was placed against Jason Lee Trammell, 28 years old. Trammell was jailed Friday afternoon, and the Sheriff’s Office announced a warrant against the Bountyland Community…

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Fire Sprinkler Demonstration Saturday

October 4, 2013

Personnel from Oconee Emergency Services will demonstrate a live side-by-side burn Saturday near Seneca, as a way to show the public the importance of fire sprinklers. The demonstration takes place at Noon Saturday at Home Depot in Seneca. The plan is to demonstrate two nearly identical living rooms, the only difference being that one will…

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“High risk” drug bust near Salem

October 3, 2013

Three people have been arrested near Salem in what Oconee Sheriff’s Office refers to as a high-risk drug bust. Besides the arrests, the operation carried out by SWAT, vice and narcotics officers late Wednesday afternoon netted the seizure of guns and what the Sheriff’s Office says a tool box that contained meth, marijuana and prescription…

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Plea agreement settles tax evasion case

October 3, 2013

A Pickens County man walked into an Oconee courtroom charged with failing to pay state taxes for five years. He walked out of that courtroom, having admitted his guilt. But he was not sent to jail. A plea agreement Thursday settled the state’s case against Central resident Valentino Oglesby, 62 years old. While working for…

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N. Carolinian who fought extradition in OC custody

October 3, 2013

A 25-year old North Carolina man who fought extradition is now in Oconee County custody, where he’ll stand trial on charges from a summer time home burglary near Salem. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Hendersonville resident Joshua Dale Estes is being held in the county detention center. Estes is charged with burglary first…

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OCC to go lakeside Monday

October 3, 2013

Oconee County councilmen will go lakeside during a tour next week of boat landings belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers. To save money, the federal agency seeks to close some of the landings in Oconee County. And the county council may have interest in the landings to be abandoned. “The purpose of this tour…

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Explorers are farm team for Walhalla FD

October 3, 2013

In young people, the Walhalla fire chief sees fire fighting’s future. That’s why Chief Doug Kelley these days is enthusiastic about his department’s explorers post. A recent school visit produced 32 applicants for the Walhalla Fire Department’s Explorers Post. And, if just six of those youngsters actually follow through, Kelley will be pleased. He told…

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“Spirit of Safe Harbor” tonight in Seneca

October 3, 2013

Where do you get to see all five Oconee County mayors together at one time? The answer is tonight’s Jazz on the Alley in Seneca. The titular heads for the county’s municipalities are gathering on Ramcat Alley for the signing of a proclamation. Their proclamation sets October as “The Spirit of Safe Harbor.” It’s domestic…

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Long Creek woman appointed to library board

October 3, 2013

The Oconee Library Board of Trustees gets a new member. County Council this week appointed Maria Jacobson. She’s a Long Creek resident and media specialist at West-Oak High School.

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Cell tower business for the BZA

October 2, 2013

The members of the quasi-judicial Oconee County Board of Zoning Appeals gather this month in Walhalla to hear cell tower matters. Josh Stephens, county zoning administrator, announces two hearings the night of Thursday, October 24 in County Council Chambers at Walhalla. One will be a special exception request to allow a tower on Stamp Creek…

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  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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