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Pardon and Expungement workshop

April 16, 2013

Oconee’s S-C Works Center is planning a pardon and expungement workshop next week in Seneca. In partnership with the 10th Judicial Circuit, the S-C Probation, Parole, and Pardon Office, and Tri-County Technical College, the Works Center will host the workshop at 3:30 Monday afternoon, April 22 at 11091 Radio Station Road. The workshop is designed…

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Testimony begins

April 16, 2013

Testimony has begun in Walhalla in the case of the State of South Carolina versus Melissa Dawn Ramey. The 37-year old woman is charged with grand larceny and burglary first degree in crimes that occurred in March 2011 at Long Creek. In his opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner said his side…

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Common Core misunderstandings

April 16, 2013

In Oconee County, Britt Adams detests the idea of the federal government forcing something down the throat of the local public schools. During public comment at the school board meeting, Adams decried the Oconee School District’s move toward a nationwide common core curriculum and blamed the federal government. He believes the local schools can be…

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Main construction price set

April 16, 2013

Oconee school trustees have approved a guaranteed maximum price on the project to build a new high school…sort of. Trustees last night were unanimous in designating most of the proposed $55 million guaranteed maximum price tag for the new Walhalla High School. But left aside, for the time being, is how much to spend on…

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Trial opens this morning

April 16, 2013

A jury has been selected for the State’s trial against a 37-year old woman in the Oconee General Sessions Court. According to the docket announcement by the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Melissa Ramey is charged with burglary first degree and grand larceny. Trial begins at 9 this morning.  

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Judge remands Bonelli

April 15, 2013

Oconee Probate Judge Kenny Johns committed a murder defendant to the state Department of Mental Health for treatment for an indefinite period. At a hearing, Johns said he considered the results of an evaluation by a doctor and a nurse, along with a circuit judge’s ruling in the case from two weeks ago. Committed today…

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Autopsy confirms drowning

April 15, 2013

An autopsy today confirmed the cause of an Easley man’s death in Lake Keowee was drowning. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Charles David Keeney fell from a boat yesterday afternoon at Fall Creek Falls near Salem. A statement by the coroner says, “No traumatic injuries were found and no pre-existing conditions were found to have…

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Mountain road reopens

April 15, 2013

The Great Smoky Mountains Association has announced that Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina has re-opened. It says 441 is re-opened just in time for spring’s wildflowers and the park’s reawakening from its winter slumber.

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New Bonelli hearing

April 15, 2013

Court officers say a hearing was scheduled this morning at Walhalla for a judge to decide whether an elderly man charged in two Oconee County homicides should be committed for hospitalization at the State Department of Mental Health. It’s another round of hearings involving 86-year old Nicholas Bonelli. Probate Judge Kenny Johns, the presiding judge,…

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Head-on crash on 130 at Keowee Key

April 15, 2013

Two people are described as having non-life threatening injuries in this morning’s head-on collision at Keowee Key. The accident was reported at 8 o’clock at an ‘S’ curve on 130 near a golf course entrances. The injured were sent to the hospital for treatment.

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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