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Multiple drug arrests

April 17, 2013
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Oconee law enforcement officers took to the streets in the war against drugs. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says as many as 25 people are being targeted in a round-up that began yesterday morning. By 4 p-m, 14 people had been arrested on drug distribution charges. Primarily those charges center on cocaine, crack cocaine, prescription drugs, methamphetamines…

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Andy Lee remembers his hometown

April 16, 2013
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Andy Lee remembers his hometown

All-pro San Francisco 49er punter Andy Lee is remembering his hometown of Westminster. Lee and 49er teammate Aldon Smith each received an equipment grant valued at $1,500 from USA Football to donate to the youth or high school program of their choice. Lee will award his grant to Westminster Recreation Department’s Youth Football League, where…

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Campus police release composite sketch

April 16, 2013
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Campus police release composite sketch

Clemson University police released a composite sketch today of a suspect in a weekend armed robbery attempt. The man is described as white, in his late 20s, early 30s, about 6 feet 2 inches with a thin build, clean-shaven and wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants. The victim described the car as two-door, sporty,…

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Work on Old St. John’s

April 16, 2013
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Work on Old St. John’s Meeting House in Walhalla begins soon. Final plans for the rest rooms and electrical wiring have to be approved before bids are taken. The painting/finishing of the ceiling and walls will be accomplished by Linda Baldwin. Early next month, Mike Eldridge will build the front and rear porches. Moore Flooring…

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Road bridge to be closed six hours

April 16, 2013
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The Burns Mill Road bridge near West Union will be closed six hours tomorrow to replace a deteriorated bridge piling. According to an announcement by the DOT, the closing tomorrow from 8:30 a-m to 2:30 p-m is scheduled for a time that is least invasive for the traveling public. It’ll affect Burns Mill Road traffic…

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CU’s Barker to step down as president

April 16, 2013
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CU’s Barker to step down as president

Clemson University President James Barker has announced plans today to retire from the position—and return to the classroom. “Last week, I asked the board of trustees to begin a search for the 15th president of Clemson University. I have pledged to remain until the new president is on board. I will then being preparing myself…

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Pardon and Expungement workshop

April 16, 2013
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Oconee’s S-C Works Center is planning a pardon and expungement workshop next week in Seneca. In partnership with the 10th Judicial Circuit, the S-C Probation, Parole, and Pardon Office, and Tri-County Technical College, the Works Center will host the workshop at 3:30 Monday afternoon, April 22 at 11091 Radio Station Road. The workshop is designed…

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Testimony begins

April 16, 2013
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Testimony has begun in Walhalla in the case of the State of South Carolina versus Melissa Dawn Ramey. The 37-year old woman is charged with grand larceny and burglary first degree in crimes that occurred in March 2011 at Long Creek. In his opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner said his side…

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Common Core misunderstandings

April 16, 2013
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In Oconee County, Britt Adams detests the idea of the federal government forcing something down the throat of the local public schools. During public comment at the school board meeting, Adams decried the Oconee School District’s move toward a nationwide common core curriculum and blamed the federal government. He believes the local schools can be…

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Main construction price set

April 16, 2013
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Oconee school trustees have approved a guaranteed maximum price on the project to build a new high school…sort of. Trustees last night were unanimous in designating most of the proposed $55 million guaranteed maximum price tag for the new Walhalla High School. But left aside, for the time being, is how much to spend on…

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