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Being a “good corporate partner”

July 25, 2014

The switch of properties for Pioneer Rural Water District’s treatment plant will benefit both Pioneer and Oconee County, according to an explanation this morning from County Administrator Scott Moulder. The 70 acres of Oconee County property designated for the plant is outside the boundaries of the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The county will retain ownership…

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Five arrests made as result of July 3 burglary

July 25, 2014

Law enforcement authorities say the last of five people wanted in the investigation of a home burglary near the Long Creek Highway is now in custody. The latest arrest was that of Calvin Clark Webb. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office sent the 41-year old Webb to jail late last night on charges of receiving stolen goods…

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An “all-clear” for OMC’s Lila Doyle

July 25, 2014

A state re-inspection of Oconee Medical Center’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility this week resulted in an all-clear finding. And it means, according to spokesman Jim Beasley of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control that Lila Doyle’s plan of correction was satisfactorily implemented, returning the facility to compliance, “and the denial…

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Seneca approves for tourism initiative

July 25, 2014

Seneca leaders last night showed enthusiasm for an initiative designed to make South Carolina a friendlier place for tourists. The mayor and council approved spending $15 thousand for the city’s part in “South Carolina Great Outdoors” as explained by Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Mayor Dan Alexander told Shirley tourism is…

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Pickens chooses new administrator

July 25, 2014
Pickens chooses new administrator

 Pickens County has a new man in charge. Announcement came last night of the selection of Matthew Delk, currently assistant administrator of Union County, North Carolina. Located east of Charlotte, Union is described as a fast-growing county with a population of 213 thousand. Delk once served as administrator in Bamberg County, South Carolina and he…

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Two votes for water plant project

July 25, 2014

At Oconee County’s request, Pioneer Rural Water District will accept an alternate piece of property on which to build its treatment plant. The board of directors convened after a closed-door meeting yesterday and voted to accept 70 acres on what General Manager Terry Pruitt called “the other side of the creek” at the county’s Golden…

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Truck fire on I-85

July 25, 2014
Truck fire on I-85

A small fire damaged a semi-truck this morning on I-85 northbound near the South Carolina 59 exit. The truck was transporting dog food. No one was hurt. Fair Play Fire Department responded shortly after 4 o’clock.

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Guilty on both charges

July 25, 2014

A 17-year old man has been convicted in the General Sessions Court at Walhalla on charges that he stabbed his cousin 11 times. The judge sent Laquavius Cleveland to prison for a total of 27 years for attempted murder and the possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime. According to a…

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National award for Oconee’s broadband project

July 24, 2014

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors has designated Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS as one of its community projects of the year. In a statement, County Administrator Scott Moulder said, “We are honored to be recognized for our work in bringing high speed fiber technology to the County.” Oconee earned the award for its role…

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All testimony finished

July 24, 2014

All testimony has ended in the Oconee trial of Laquavius Cleveland, without the defendant taking the stand.  Judge Alex Macaulay instructed the jury that it’s the right of any defendant to not testify.  Testimony finished late this morning as the defense presented its only witness, the defendant’s mother, Lasheka Nicole Cleveland.  She testified of being…

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