Sheriff’s officer pleads for county raises

A sheriff’s officer appealed to Oconee County Council to award pay raises to county employees who, like other municipal residents, are being impacted by proposals to raise utility charges where they live. Capt. Jeff Underwood urged the council to raise taxes, as an investment in a good, quality workforce. As far as law enforcement is concerned, Underwood called attention to […]

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Plane tax suit debated again

Wayne McCall directed an outburst last night at Ken Nix, as the Oconee County Council again considered whether to settle a lawsuit alleging the owners of an airplane owe back taxes. Chairman McCall interrupted Auditor Nix, as Nix defended and explained his part in the lawsuit. The outburst came when Nix referred to McCall and two other council members and […]

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Mountain Rest woman missing

A search intensified at Mountain Rest yesterday for a missing 29-year old woman. The Sheriff’s Office requests your help in finding Mandy Nicole Brewer. Concern for Brewer began Sunday afternoon when her boyfriend told a deputy that she had not been seen since the previous morning. Brewer was last seen walking on Trillium Drive wearing a camouflage tank top and […]

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I-85 chase

An Oconee sheriff’s officer says a chase on I-85 near the Anderson County line led to the discovery of an illegal drug. Capt. Jeff Underwood said at the apprehension scene yesterday near the Dobbins Bridge Road officers found crack cocaine. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Car topples phone lines

In an accident, a car brought down a pair of telephone lines near West Union—-at Country Junction and Ebenezer roads. Yesterday’s accident left the phone lines sagging so low that large trucks could not pass beneath. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Boil water advisory repealed!

The City of Clemson Utilities Department repeals the boil water advisory for residents of the Monaco Estates neighborhood in the City of Clemson, located in Pickens County. Residents no longer need to vigorously boil their water prior to drinking or cooking. Water samples from the water main repair were analyzed and found to be safe. If you have any questions […]

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“Operation Infinity” No. 9 continues

Three more arrests have been made this week by Oconee law enforcement officers in the “Operation Infinity” drug sweep that began April 8. The Sheriff’s Office identified those arrested this week as Tarrell LeShawn Lee Williams of Seneca, and Aubrey Lake Justus and Jessica Danielle Morris, both of West Union. Five other individuals are still being sought. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Mike Crane was the longest serving Ranger

Maxie Gates or Don Bollinger…no matter what other forest ranger you name. No one served longer than Mike Crane. But the former Oklahoman has finished his career with the U-S Forest Service, as the longest serving ranger within the Andrew Pickens District of the Sumter National Forest. Crane retired in April after 16 years. Jen Barnhart is acting district ranger, […]

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Animal Shelter to be closed Thursday

A “good thorough cleaning” is planned at the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca, and that will mean both the shelter and the office of the Oconee Humane Society will be closed all day Thursday. The shelter is running normal hours today, Wednesday, and Friday, but no one should bring a pet by on Thursday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Boil water in Clemson’s Monaco Estates

Clemson has announced the extension of a boil water advisory covering those in one of its neighborhoods. Customers in Monaco Estates should vigorously boil their water for at least one full minute before drinking or cooking. Any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes. The advisory is a precaution only—the result […]

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