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Charges pile up against burglary suspect

September 19, 2013

Stolen guns and jewelry have been recovered by sheriff’s officers in their investigation of burglaries this summer in three rural Oconee County communities. And a 31-year old man has been sent to jail. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced 14 charges against Jonathan Allen Finney of Maple Circle, Tamassee. Finney was arrested August 28. The…

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Jury returns guilty verdict

September 19, 2013

A 31-year old Seneca woman told the judge that the jury got it wrong. Shawn Ashley Barrett spoke after being found guilty yesterday in the Oconee General Sessions Court of driving under the influence. At one point during deliberations, the jury asked Judge Alex Macaulay to clarify what’s meant by “a reasonable doubt.” But it…

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Senecan appointed to 1% Commission

September 18, 2013

A Seneca City Hall worker, Mollie Smith, was appointed today to represent her city on the county’s new Capital Project Sales Tax Commission. The appointment was announced this afternoon by Mayor Dan Alexander.

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The park is closed today!

September 18, 2013

The W-P Anderson Park is closed today in Westminster, but will re-open in the morning if not some time later today. Grass is being mowed, mulch is being poured, and a general clean-up is taking place to have the park looking its best for Saturday’s United Way Fund Campaign kickoff and dedication of Oconee’s First…

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Inside the fire-damaged church

September 18, 2013
Inside the fire-damaged church

This photograph show the extensive damage last Saturday’s fire caused in the Walhalla Presbyterian Church. The fire is believed to have started in the speaker room at the Church. (Photograph courtesy of Tom Rusk)

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From Newry to Los Alamos

September 18, 2013

From the Oconee County former mill village of Newry to the Defense Department’s laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico. That turns out to be the life’s path for Houston T. “Terry” Hawkins, and now Hawkins will return to his home roots next week to lecture at Clemson University, his alma mater. Hawkins will be the…

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Sign design approved for Westminster

September 18, 2013

When it comes to Westminster’s official signs welcoming visitors, the city known for the area’s apple crop is undergoing a re-branding. The city council last night approved the design for five new signs that’ll replace worn-down old signs. According to City Administrator David Smith, the signs will be placed at entrances to the city and…

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A second year of credit monitoring

September 18, 2013

Taxpayers are being encouraged by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to be patient in making a decision about the continued credit monitoring services offered by any vendor, including Experian, until they have a chance to evaluate the services the state will cover and soon make available. The state Budget and Control Board is reviewing…

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Sheriff’s Office gets a new tool anti-drug tool

September 18, 2013

Frankie Pearson says ordinance 2013-18 won’t stop illegal drugs in Oconee County, but will help keep drug paraphernalia out of public view. Pearson, who ran last year for County Council, congratulated the council last night for giving final approval to an ordinance that will forbid stores from selling items that are fashioned into crack pipes…

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PRWD approves borrowing resolution

September 18, 2013

Pioneer Rural Water’s board of directors approved a resolution yesterday to allow the district to borrow up to $1 million, as it goes about meeting expenses related to its project to build a treatment plant. A bond attorney, Robert Galloway, told the Pioneer board that Community First is willing to lend the money at a…

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