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A commitment to gun safety

October 18, 2013

As far as Oconee Sheriff’s Office is concerned, anyone who keeps a gun should know how to safely handle that gun. Sgt. Mike McGowan, a certified range instructor, takes a frontline position when it comes to gun safety and ensuring that no one is shot by accident—whether that be with a gun held by a…

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Jail update from Sheriff Crenshaw

October 18, 2013

After a meeting yesterday, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said about the project to build the replacement jail, “We are still making revisions in the design mainly the interior layout to accommodate our needs. The architects are supposed to have preliminary drawings by the end of next week,” he said.

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Trial switches to the defense

October 18, 2013

After the prosecution rested, the trial of South Carolina v. Wirtz switched to the defense in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Trial recessed for the day shortly before 5 p-m yesterday while a tape recording was played for the jury during the testimony of a witness called by the defense. The defendant, Walhalla area resident…

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Coroner discloses autopsy results

October 18, 2013

The Oconee coroner has announced the results of an autopsy on a man who fell to his death this week in Seneca. “Mr. Harris died had multiple trauma, including head injury,” Addis told 96.3 WGOG NEWS outside his office yesterday afternoon. Tyrome Harris on Wednesday fell face down onto a concrete sidewalk on the grounds…

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Arrest made in fugitive from justice case

October 17, 2013
Arrest made in fugitive from justice case

  Oconee Sheriff’s Office placed in custody a 22-year woman wanted in her home state of Georgia on a warrant alleging “snatch and grab” robbery at a Wal-Mart in Eastanollee. The Sheriff’s Office reports that under arrest as an alleged fugitive from justice is Bonnie Bleu Alexander of Martin, Georgia. Officers say they found Alexander at…

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No zoning appeal tonight!

October 17, 2013

The lack of a meeting quorum means tonight’s zoning appeal hearing at Seneca City Hall has been postponed. The new date is Thursday, October 24 at 6 p-m.

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OSD named in “John Doe” lawsuit

October 17, 2013

A former Walhalla teacher and coach sent to prison for sexually abusing two students is being sued on behalf of one those students, now a young adult. Last June, Richard Trey Gardner III received a suspended criminal court sentence requiring him to serve 20 years. Last week an attorney, representing a Greenville County man, filed…

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CU power restored

October 17, 2013

All power has been returned to the parts of Clemson University campus affected by an outage this morning. It made several buildings dark. A spokesman said the facilities section of the university traced the problem to a squirrel–proving, once again, that rodents on electrical lines  don’t mix.

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Keep schools and communities gun-safe

October 17, 2013

Students at two Oconee elementary schools have joined thousands of students across the state to sign pledges to keep their schools and communities safe as participants in the SC 12th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. The students at Fair-Oak and Tamassee-Salem elementary schools made a commitment that pledges them that if they see a…

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Power outage affects part of CU campus

October 17, 2013

An apparent electric power outage affects several buildings on the Clemson University campus. Those affected lost service around 9:15 this morning and, according to a university spokesman, the outage is being attended to. We have an unconfirmed report that the power outage stranded some people in elevators.

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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