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Sheriff’s Office warns of new scam

August 26, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office warns the public of a new scam. Someone who claimed to be calling on behalf of the court tried to bilk a Westminster senior citizen out of money. The caller claimed the senior citizen was being fined for not appearing for jury duty. And, if the senior citizen bought a green dot…

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Defendant changhes plea

August 26, 2014

An Oconee jury had been picked to hear the arson case against a man in a wheelchair, but the defendant stopped his trial this morning by pleading guilty to two charges.  For the crimes of arson third degree and throwing bodily fluids, Robert Clarence Walters was placed on home incarceration for five years.  The 46-year…

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Seneca project deemed appropriate

August 26, 2014

A project planned by two homeowners on Seneca’s S. Cherry Street has been voted worthy of a certificate of appropriateness. At their City Hall meeting, the Board of Architectural Review approved the roof and chimney plans of Jack and Judith Zuverink at 410 S. Cherry. The project fell within the review of the board because…

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Piped sewer planned for lake home project

August 26, 2014

For a rare occasion, developers of a Lake Keowee home development plan to install piped sewer in place of the traditional septic tanks. The development is planned in the vicinity of South Cove Road near Seneca. And it’s a pleasing prospect to “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee. The organization strives to ensure that the lake, created…

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Back to jail for murder defendant

August 26, 2014

It’s back to jail for one Oconee County murder defendant. In the General Sessions Court, Judge Lawton McIntosh yesterday denied bond for Christine Davis Black. She and John Muriel Black Jr., are charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the stabbing death last month of Christine Black’s father, Donald…

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Oconee Medical Center posts July loss

August 26, 2014

More patients were using Oconee Medical Center last month, but other factors combined to make July another month of financial loss. The hospital directors received reports last night showing that higher than anticipated charity care and one-time expenses made for a negative bottom line of $245 thousand. July was the ninth month of the fiscal…

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TV show wants your “American treasures”

August 25, 2014

The national television show American Pickers has cash to buy what it considers your “American treasures”—such as motorcycles, old toys, and pre-1940 telephones. And the producers are coming to the Carolinas next month to film. The Oconee County chamber of commerce executive director says that means there’s a chance for you to make a deal…

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Special Walhalla election

August 25, 2014

The death last week of a Walhalla city councilwoman will require a special election the third week of November. Joy Scharich, director of Oconee registration and elections, has announced that Walhalla voters will be asked to go to the polls Tuesday, November 18 to fill the unexpired term of the late Kathy Rogers. At the…

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Labor Day closing

August 25, 2014

Oconee County government workers will get a day of idle and reflection next week.  Monday is Labor Day.  That means all solid waste facilities will be closed for the holiday.

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Clemson mourns the death of student

August 25, 2014

First-year student Virginia Gilliam of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, died Sunday morning at Anderson Area Medical Center. Virginia was a special education major who attended Wando High School.  She lived on campus in Manning Hall. There is no public health concern. Counseling and Psychological Services is providing grief counseling. Students who want to speak to a counselor…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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