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Saturday night traffic death in Oconee County

September 15, 2014

A weekend traffic accident in Oconee County took the life of a 58-year old woman. Coroner Karl Addis says the fatality was Hilda Parker of Julius Street, Seneca. According to the highway patrol, Parker was at the wheel of a small car that collided with a Jeep Wrangler shortly after 8 o’clock Saturday night at…

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Woman charged with making meth

September 13, 2014

Authorities placed a 41-year old Oconee County woman under arrest on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of Lisa Renee Reynolds took place Thursday afternoon at her Padgett Street address in Utica. There, authorities say, a minor child found asleep in the home was turned over to the Department of…

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Cousins arrested in burglary probe

September 13, 2014

Two men were arrested Friday in the investigation of a home burglary September 2 on Timber Ridge Lane near Airport Road.  The Oconee Sheriff’s spokesman says the men are cousins.  One was arrested in OconeeCounty, the other in RichlandCounty.  Law enforcement reports identify the accused as 22-year old Brandon James Hunter and Alexander O’Neil “Metro”…

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Week one consumed by plaintiff’s side

September 13, 2014

A wound specialist from New York City gave the final testimony to end week one of an Oconee civil trial in which a nursing and rehabilitation facility is accused of medical malpractice. And, from indications at Oconee Courthouse, the jury and other trial parties can expect a second full week of trial beginning Monday. This…

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United Way event called off

September 12, 2014

Bad weather in the forecast has led Oconee United Way to call off tomorrow’s ‘Ride United’ poker run.  The make up date is Saturday, September 20.

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“CU Succeed” launched in Oconee County

September 12, 2014

Child and teen deaths, third graders testing below state reading standards, and children living in families where no parent works outside the home are all problems identified in Oconee County. A new effort, “CU Succeed”, has been launched to address those problems. Oconee has been chosen to be one of four counties in the state…

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Bailes to make return bid

September 12, 2014

Lamar Bailes has been a Walhalla councilman, a mayor, and a clerk-treasurer. He’s now mounting a bid to make it back to the city council. Bailes today was an open-day qualifier to run for a vacant city council seat. Special Election Day in Walhalla is November 18.

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Westminster to hire full-time code officer

September 12, 2014

Westminster is close to employing a full-time code enforcement officer. City Administrator Jeff Lord says the search is down to a top candidate and an announcement could be made soon. The code officer will carry out enforcement responsibilities for zoning and business licenses.

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West Union losing its police force

September 12, 2014

Two resignations in the same week are decimating the police department in the small town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the resignation of a second officer, Austin Watson, effective Thursday, September 25. According to Oliver, Watson will join the police force in adjoining Walhalla. West Union is also in the market…

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Car swerves off Doug Hollow Road

September 12, 2014

A car driver escaped serious injury when his car left Doug Hollow Road about 8:30 this morning and wound up in a patch of kudzu down an embankment.  The accident involved a resident of Waterford Point subdivision.  Members of the Keowee Fire Department were among responders who climbed down the embankment to free the driver…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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