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Separate drug arrests Sunday

October 14, 2014

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested an Anderson County woman and an Athens, Georgia man on drug trafficking charges in separate Sunday incidents in the county. The Sheriff’s Office identified 34-year old Belton resident Tabitha Ann Hammond and 57-year old Athens resident Timothy Charles Pinkham of having been booked into the Oconee Detention Center. Hammond was…

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New arrests in drug sweep

October 14, 2014

Three more arrests have been reported in the latest drug sweep by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The seventh edition of “Operation Infinity” started September 25. The latest arrests occurred between midnight Thursday, October 2 and midnight Sunday, October 12. One of the three arrested, Lyndsay Rebecca Eades, 21-year old of Safety Harbor Road, West Union,…

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“Y” pitch to be made today

October 14, 2014

At their meeting today, Westminster Rotary will hear from Christle Ross, executive director of the Foothills YMCA. The construction of an indoor aquatic center is one of the projects contained in next month’s one-cent local sales tax referendum.

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Political signs put up one day, stolen the next

October 13, 2014

Maxie Duke of Walhalla has been a Democrat for nearly 59 years—the same period of time that she has lived on N. Katherine Street.  On Friday afternoon, she posted on her property three signs promoting the candidacies next month of Democratic candidates.  By the next morning, those signs were gone.  Duke suspects someone entered her…

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Defendant: “I got set up”

October 13, 2014

A GreenvilleCounty inmate pleaded guilty today in Oconee to criminal charges related to car theft in Rabun County, Georgia.  George Cleveland III is serving a six-year term in Greenville for charges similar to the charges that brought him today to an OconeeCounty courtroom.  Cleveland today pleaded guilty to receiving or selling vehicle with falsified vehicle…

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Moulder back on the stand

October 13, 2014

Scott Moulder is back on the witness stand—this time as a witness for defendant Oconee County. After the plaintiff in the airport runway trial rested, Oconee County began its defense of the damages in excess of $1 million sought by Plateau Excavation, the project general contractor. And the county called County Administrator Moulder as its…

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Point-counterpoint on 1% referendum

October 13, 2014

Brad Norton and Ward Fetrow both live near Salem. But these Tamassee community neighbors share differing views on how their fellow Oconee County residents should vote next month on adding a penny to the local sales tax. Norton favors a one-cent addition to pay for a list of betterment projects countywide. Fetrow does not take…

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Lending a voice to fill a need

October 13, 2014

An Oconee student has lent her voice to help a fill a need within the county’s public school district. Walhalla Middle School 8th grader Rachel Twitty is part of her school’s student-operated radio station. And, in that capacity, Rachel recently recorded a pitch urging qualified individuals to consider becoming district bus drivers. Part and full-time…

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Pleateau executive testifies

October 11, 2014

An executive for earth-moving company Plateau Excavation testified for his side Friday afternoon as the first week of a lengthy, complex trial wound down at the Oconee County Courthouse.  The witness was Brad Carroll, Plateau’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.  Carroll was preceded on the stand by a pair of what the court…

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Joel Ward’s Seneca vision

October 11, 2014

Seneca Councilman Joel Ward would like to see his city lower the electric power bills charged to the Seneca business community. A break on the electric power bill, Ward believes, will help those in business stay in business longer. And Ward told us that he thinks lower electric charges will serve as incentive for others…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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