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Taking the attitude of not kidding yourself

August 23, 2013

For the EPA to say it will re-consider its position on ethanol mixed with motor fuels is simply not enough in the view of an Oconee County man who continues his battle against ethanol-blended fuel. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced it will consider lowering the mandated consumption of alternative fuels. But Harry Wertheimer, a retired…

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Sheriff stresses prevention thru treatment

August 23, 2013

Oconee narcotics officers remain on the search today for the remaining suspects in their new phase of a countywide drug sweep. In what is called phase two of “Operation Infinity,” the narcotics officers target 23 suspects wanted for various drug offenses. Phase one in April targeted 25 individuals. Anyone who heard Sheriff Mike Crenshaw on…

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New talking tours of Pendleton

August 23, 2013

The area’s quaint village green town of Pendleton is offering new walking tours that’ll help explain the Anderson County town’s historic roots. The Pendleton District Commission has announced walking tours Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14 in which those who take part can learn about the Scots and the Irish who settled Pendleton in…

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Greenwood woman killed in Liberty accident

August 23, 2013

A 29-year old Greenwood woman perished in a late night car accident in the Pickens County town of Liberty. Kandy Kelley, the Pickens County coroner, reports the death of Maranda Nicole Bice. The accident was reported shortly before 11:30 Wednesday night. According to Kelley, Bice’s car wound up on its side. Two other occupants of…

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“Operation Infinity”–phase 2

August 23, 2013

With the help of two municipal police departments, Oconee County narcotics officers are sweeping the county to remove users and possessors of illegal drugs. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it phase two “Operation Infinity”—a reference to the unending war against drugs first declared by an American president more than 40 years ago. This sweep targets 23…

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Some papers are to be late

August 23, 2013

For some readers of The Jounral, this morning’s paper will be delivered late. Perhaps as late as 8:30, says Jerry Edwards. The editor/publisher of the paper says a belt failed on a printing press last night.

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Townville man arrested

August 22, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s officers have served arrest warrants charging a 32-year old Townville man in their investigation of fire and burglary at a southern Oconee County home development. The crimes were reported August 2 at Timberlake One Circle, near SC 24. Sheriff’s officer David Smith says Bobby Anthony Stephenson was arrested and charged with arson third…

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Walhallan charged with kidnapping

August 22, 2013

A 28-year old Walhallan sits today in an Oconee jail cell, charged with kidnapping. But the police say the accused may face further legal difficulty from the federal government. Lt. Paul Harris says Camilo Castillo Garcia, a former Walhalla restaurant worker, is charged with kidnapping a woman, to whom he was once engaged. Harris quoted…

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18 firms buy plans for GCCP sewer

August 22, 2013

An early indication has been received as to the interest that contractors may have in undertaking the Oconee County sewer project from the Golden Corner Commerce Park to the county treatment plant. According to a report this morning, 18 companies have bought sets of plans outlining a project of two different sized pipes along SC…

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Projection “right on the money”

August 22, 2013

After two days of the new school year, Oconee County attendance is 10,500. If that sounds like a familiar number, you have a good memory. Oconee is a county whose student enrollment remains steady. And the 10,500 count is exactly what the district projected, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent. Lucas expects that number to…

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