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Laurens Tea Party organizer to be witness at IRS hearing

June 4, 2013

A Third District resident is on a list of witnesses for today’s congressional hearing on the IRS. Dianne Belsom was scheduled to complain that the government’s tax agency overburdened the Laurens Tea Party with paperwork and questions when the Tea Party chapter applied for tax-exempt status in 2011.

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Free lunch program starts Monday

June 4, 2013

Oconee public schools once again this summer will attempt to ensure that young people receive a nutritious mid-day meal. The School District and its food service provider, Sodexo, will open their annual summer lunch program Monday at Seneca Middle School. Anyone up to 18 years old is invited to enjoy lunch for free. Special emphasis…

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Georgia man sentenced to 25 years

June 4, 2013

A 34-year old Georgia man convicted of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine has been sent to prison for 25 years. The S-C Attorney’s General Office today announced that Antonio Emerson Tate of Lawrenceville was convicted Friday in Greenville General Sessions Court. Judge Letitia Verdin’s sentence credits time that Tate served in jail awaiting trial. According to…

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Area within WHS site delcared wetland

June 4, 2013

A narrow creek within the construction property for the new Walhalla High School has been declared a wetland and, as such, according to the school district’s Richard Alexander, must be protected. While the creek is small, the property surrounding it that will be allowed to remain in a natural state appears large on a site…

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Murder defendant in custody

June 4, 2013

A man wanted on the charge of murder in Anderson is in police custody. A spokesman for the Anderson police, Lt. Tony Tilley, says Curtis Tywan Fowler was placed in custody yesterday by Anderson County deputies near the 28 By-Pass. Fowler is due in court this morning to be arraigned—a procedure in which the defendant…

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Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

June 3, 2013
Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

Had Westminster area resident Marcus Lee not been found beaten to death on December 8, 1986, Lee would be 82 years old today. The unsolved homicide of Marcus “Mark” Lee is the oldest unsolved or cold case in Oconee County—26 and a half years old. On a December night, Lee was severely beaten during a…

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No student lockers for new high school

June 3, 2013

A general contractor has assured Oconee public schools it will deliver a new high school for, at the most, nearly $54.5 million, but the school district’s director of facilities and maintenance says as much as $200 thousand is being saved by eliminating some furnishings that have been a staple of American high schools. OSD’s Richard…

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Rotarians give to the cause

June 3, 2013

Walhalla Rotary Club today dropped a one thousand dollar donation into the fund to restore the city swimming pool. A check was presented by Rotarian Evie Hughes to Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell.

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Legionnaires make Back Pack donation

June 3, 2013

Oconee County School District’s “Back Pack” has received a shot in the arm from Walhalla American legionnaires. At their May meeting, the members of Post 124 presented a check for $5 thousand to foundation representative John Michael Powell. Post Commander Dave Mahn said the contribution will allow the program to provide back packs with child-friendly…

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Anderson driver charged with OC drug offense

June 3, 2013

A 30-year motorist from Anderson was pulled off a rural Oconee highway near I-85 and charged with violating the state’s drug laws. What got the attention of sheriff’s deputy Aaron Hanks was a blue Chevy Tahoe missing a tail light and swerving across the double yellow line of south highway 11 headed for I-85. The…

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