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Two deputies pick up their diplomas

March 10, 2015
Two deputies pick up their diplomas

 Oconee County deputy sheriffs Colby Mize and Jordei Jameson are the seventh and eighth graduates of a basic law enforcement program, since Mike Crenshaw became Sheriff in 2013. Mize and Jameson graduated Friday from the basic law enforcement program of the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Mize was hired by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office in…

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Four causes to benefit from golf tourney

March 10, 2015
Four causes to benefit from golf tourney

Money has poured in as the result of last year’s golf classic, sponsored by the Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation. Each of the following causes received checks for $25,500: Safe Kids Upstate, Lifeline Services, the Mountain Lakes AccessHealth Dental Clinic, and equipment needs at Oconee Memorial Hospital. The committee also announced plans for its golf ball…

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Renovation plans for Fair-Oak Elementary

March 10, 2015

Plans to renovate Oconee’s Fair-Oak Elementary School were detailed last night to the county school trustees. In a presentation by members of the Columbia architect firm Jumper Carter Sease, the trustees were told they can expect new classrooms, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium to be among the improvements undertaken by Trehel Corporation, the district’s construction…

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School make-up days “up in the air”

March 10, 2015

Still “up in the air” is the issue of the extent to which Oconee public schools will be required to make-up for class days lost to this winter’s severe weather. During a meeting of county trustees last night, Superintendent Dr. Michael Thorsland relayed a message from Senator Thomas Alexander in which the Oconee-Pickens lawmaker indicated…

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Mercedes-Benz Vans chooses Charleston County

March 6, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Vans has chosen N. Charleston to be a production plant for its new, full van manufacturing plant in North America. According to the announcement made today by Governor Haley and the state Commerce Department, the car-maker will invest $500 million and, over the next several years, create 1,300 new jobs. On about 200 acres…

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Judge makes pre-trial ruling in Walhalla homicide case

March 6, 2015

A magistrate has decided the Oconee Grand Jury should hear the State’s case against Kenneth Strother Collins Jr., charged with the stabbing death of Jeremy Lee Little nearly two months ago inside a Walhalla home. Two other people, including the granddaughter of the home owner, are co-defendants in the case. But a Walhalla police officer…

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I-85 accident UPDATE

March 6, 2015
I-85 accident UPDATE

 A van full of household goods crashed this morning on I-85 in Oconee County. The accident, shortly before 5:15 this morning, occurred southbound near exit 1. The top side of the trailer and the contents spilled out onto the southbound lanes, leaving only one lane open to traffic. One person was taken for medical treatment.…

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Bloodied bat evidence in assault investigation

March 6, 2015

A small, bloodied baseball bat was seized as evidence in part of an assault investigation Wednesday near Walhalla. Officers from both the Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the Walhalla police rushed to a trailer home on E. S. Boundary Street near the city limit. They found a young man bleeding from the back of his head.

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Sheriff’s officers graduate today!

March 6, 2015

Two members of the force of Oconee Sheriff’s Office graduate today from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia. They are Colby Mize and Jordei Jameson.

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Scott co-sponsor of commemorative Selma stamp

March 6, 2015

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina  is a co-sponsor of a bi-partisan resolution recommending the Postal Service issue a commemorative stamp to honor the three, 1965 civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. And today Scott co-leads this year’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Selma to…

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  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
  • May 2, 2015 9:00 amWidowed Persons Moving Foward meeting
  • May 3, 2015Seneca HS Choral Concert
  • May 3, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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