Drug charges land Anderson County man in jail

Drug charges have landed an Anderson County man in the Oconee County jail. And it’s in the jail in the County Seat where Iva resident Roger Landon Slaton remained today under bonds in excess of $35 thousand. Deputies say they were investigating reports of a suspicious person around 5 o’clock Friday morning on highway 11 near I-85. Deputies say they […]

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Tech cuts $785 dollars from OC budget request

Tri-County Technical College delivered a new budget request of Oconee County today that seeks $785 dollars less than that which the county is funding this year. Dr. Ronnie Booth, college president, predicted the Oconee County councilmen would like what they saw—even before the councilmen received a handout that breaks down Tech’s requests of its three service counties: Oconee, Anderson and […]

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Driver alleged to have evaded Westminster police

A Westminster motorist was lodged in jail Saturday afternoon after the police say the driver took evasive action and violated traffic laws. The pursuit of the man arrested, Justin Mario Wilson, started at Main and South Spring streets, proceeded to Dickson Street and then ended at an apartment unit on South Spring. According to the booking report from the Oconee […]

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New system to reserve campsites

A new system that’ll debut this spring will allow anyone, no matter where they are, to reserve space at Oconee’s three county parks. Starting this Thursday, reservations will be available to Oconee residents through the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism or by calling the Reserve America call center. Online reservations for everyone begin May 8 at www.reserveamerica.com. Phil Shirley, county […]

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Court term this week

A one-week term of the Oconee General Sessions Court opens this morning at Walhalla, with Judge Robin Stillwell of Greenville presiding. Six defendants are listed on the trial docket. They face charges that include resisting arrest, burglary, criminal domestic violence, and drug offenses.

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Tea Party meeting this week

The public is invited for a meeting this week of the Seneca Tea Party. It’ll take place 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday night at the Seneca Gignilliat Center. On the program will be an update on illegal immigration and political hopefuls Edda Cammick of Oconee County Council One and Jonathan Hill of South Carolina House District Eight.

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Urging a vote May 20

Regardless of party affiliation, the leader of Oconee Democrats, Rosellen Aleguire, says all eligible Seneca voters should remember to cast a ballot during a special election next month. On Tuesday, May 20 voters in Oconee County Council District Three are being asked to go to the polls and select a candidate to complete an unexpired council term. Republican nominee Andy […]

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Fire damages new Seneca beauty parlor

Fire broke out during the rain Saturday evening in a new beauty salon on Seneca’s Frontage Road near Miracle Circle. Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee said the fire was confined to two rooms in the Beautiful You Hair Care and its cause was being investigated on Saturday. No one was injured. At the time of the fire, the beauty […]

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Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County Council uses the money allocated […]

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