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Harbor deepening impact on lake flows

April 11, 2013

A U-S Army Corps of Engineers’ official responding to concerns of lakefront homeowners says the deepening of Savannah, Georgia’s harbor will have no impact on outflows from the reservoir system. None, according to Billy Birdwell, senior public affairs specialist. Birdwell says, “The harbor itself will always have sufficient volumes of water to float commercial shipping…

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Brush fire extinguished

April 10, 2013

A controlled burn created a brush fire early this afternoon inside the Salem Fire Department service territory. Fire burned an area of about 100 feet by 125 feet along Stamp Creek Road. Some yard implements were lost in the fire, according to one fire fighter.

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I-85 accident

April 10, 2013

State troopers report injuries early this afternoon in an accident on I-85 in Anderson County. The accident was reported around 1 o’clock at the four-mile marker, northbound side.

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Pre-trial motions today at Walhalla

April 10, 2013

Pre-trial motions resumed this morning in what’s described as a complicated Oconee County legal dispute involving a Lake Keowee town home project. Should the case titled Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association against IMK Development Company reach trial, the trial  might take three weeks and make for the longest Oconee civil trial since 2008 when…

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Prescribed burn in NC

April 10, 2013

If your view today of the mountains is smoky, there’s good reason. The Forest Service in North Carolina has announced a prescribed burn of 850 acres southwest of Sylva. The burn site is near the border of Macon and Jackson counties. Smoke may be visible at times, and visitors should avoid the area of the…

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Westminster man arrested

April 10, 2013
Westminster man arrested

A 52-year old Westminster man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny and burglary second degree. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, the case involves break-ins and thefts on two occasions at 397 Battlecreek Road in Long Creek. During the first incident, between February 1 and March 13, Charles Stephen Haynes is accused of…

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Grant succeeds Hanvey

April 10, 2013
Grant succeeds Hanvey

Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary is losing its principal to an administrative position in the district offices. The county board of trustees this week approved the appointment of Michelle Grant as the new director of Federal Programs and Professional Development. Grant succeeds Steve Hanvey. Hanvey’s appointment as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, like Grant’s appointment, takes effect…

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Case settled and result sealed

April 10, 2013

By order of a circuit judge, there will be no trial of the civil pleadings of a man who claims that, while an Oconee County jail inmate, he was beaten by a fellow prisoner. Rickie Joe Moore had sued the Oconee Detention Center, and the case got as far as a jury strike during last…

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Ceding control of city elections

April 10, 2013

Without dissent, Westminster City Council voted last night to surrender control of its municipal elections to the county’s elections office. It’ll mean that the county office, located in the county administrative complex in Walhalla, would assume responsibilities for advertising and conducting the elections. As Joy Brooks, the county elections director, explained during last night’s city…

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SWAT training today!

April 10, 2013

In Seneca today, it will be training only! The Oconee Sheriff’s Office plans to conduct SWAT training from 9 a-m to 5 p-m today at the old brick building near the location of the former Performance Chevrolet dealership, across from Oconee Lanes. Today’s exercises are for training only. No public action is required.

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Calendar

  • 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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