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Woman arrested on drug charges

November 4, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 34-year old woman Saturday on drug charges. The arrest of Kalena Renee Lay took place in the Tokeena-Crossroads area of Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office credits a tip received by a Westminster police officer indicating that Lay was at a mobile home on Tokeena Road. Deputies arrested Lay at that…

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Plaintiff’s witness provides photo evidence

October 31, 2013

An expert witness for the plaintiff is offering photographic evidence today of damaged Lake Keowee townhouses. As led by plaintiffs’ attorney Robert Lyles Jr. of Charleston, forensic engineer Derek Hodgin of Westminster is narrating a series of slides depicting water intrusion to stone veneer in the phase one section of the Stoneledge at Keowee development…

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Smallmouth bass stocked in Jocassee

October 31, 2013
Smallmouth bass stocked in Jocassee

 Nearly 4,000 smallmouth bass were stocked Wednesday in Lake Jocassee at the Devil’s Fork State Park. As it did during a similar stocking last week at the Oconee State Park, the DNR used a specially-equipped fish-hauling truck to stock 3,750 smallmouth bass in Jocassee. The fish were produced at the Cheraw State Fish Hatchery. On…

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Dyar’s plea to Washington: “Cut the nonsense”

October 31, 2013

Oconee County’s director of veterans’ affairs is showing his frustration with the nation’s leaders. Jerry Dyar used his column in Fair-Town Times, serving southern Oconee, to decry what he sees as Washington using the country’s military and its veterans as pawns in a game of partisan politics. Dyar today amplified his comments during an interview…

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“FERC” OKs Mosquito Pt. for staging

October 31, 2013

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced approval this week of a Duke Energy application to allow a new use for a Lake Keowee area not far from Oconee Nuclear Station. The FERC order allows three contractors and additional future contractors to lease about one and a third acres at Mosquito Point for use as a…

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Deputies complete training course

October 31, 2013

As the result of their training last week, Oconee sheriff’s officers have a greater awareness of domestic violence. A course on the basics was taught by Sgt. Kevin Cain, domestic violence investigator, and two Safe Harbor representatives. As part of the Sheriff’s Office effort to lessen violence in the homeplace, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw promises to…

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Restoring America’s chestnut tree

October 31, 2013

Walhalla is a city with a Chestnut Street. But, like other parts of the eastern U-S, Walhalla has no chestnut trees. Until a blight wiped out the trees by the 1950s, the American chestnut populated eastern U-S forests and served as a food source for both animals and people. The U-S Forest Service believes it…

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Ron Rash returns to Tech for reading

October 31, 2013

Ron Rash says he’s looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College next week for a book reading. Until 2003, Rash taught English at Tech. He’s now known as an award-winning poet and novelist whose novel, “Serena”, has been made into a major motion picture to be released…

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Cars collide under Seneca traffic lights

October 31, 2013

A late afternoon car crash in downtown Seneca sent one driver to the hospital with what the police described as non life-threatening injuries. Lt. Robert Tribble said yesterday’s accident at 4:30 occurred within the E.N. 1st and Walnut intersection, involving two cars. According to Tribble, the driver of the Dodge received a ticket charging dis-regarding…

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A Seneca-Oconee partnership

October 31, 2013

Sometimes two is better than one! The Seneca city administrator, Greg Dietterick, has a place on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Dietterick is being granted 10 minutes to address the council on the topic of a partnership between his city and the county. County Council’s meeting takes place Tuesday at…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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