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20 apply to be next airport director

September 8, 2014

The process has begun to select the next director of the Oconee Regional Airport—now that Kevin Short will retire in December. County Administrator Scott Moulder says he will make the choice and is coordinating the process with two representatives of the county Aeronautics Commission. The commissioners are meeting Thursday, and Short’s retirement and the selection…

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Arrest made in one-year old burglary case

September 8, 2014

An arrest has been made in a one-year old case of home burglary near Seneca. It was a crime scene at which investigators found blood on the door and inside the house. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of David Joseph Witherington, 34-year old Townville resident, on charges of larceny and burglary first degree. The…

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Man charged with theft

September 8, 2014

A 33-year old man has been arrested and charged with stealing a car this summer in Fair Play. Law enforcement reports show the charge of grand larceny against Iva resident Shannon Dale Ashworth. The 33-year old Ashworth was named a suspect in a July 20 Oconee Sheriff’s Office report of the theft of a 1991…

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Seneca students to perform in Greenville

September 8, 2014
Seneca students to perform in Greenville

 Two Seneca High students auditioned and were accepted in the Young Artist Mentor Program with the Greenville Chorale.  Bethany Williams and Khameelah Morris travel next week to FurmanUniversity to rehearse under the baton of Dr. Benjamin Vick.  They continue a tradition of Seneca High choral students performing with the Greenville Chorale.

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Storm strikes Oconee

September 8, 2014

A storm rocked Oconee for a couple of hours last night and blew down trees in various locations of the county. South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at Snead Road was closed temporarily because of a fallen tree. An oak tree that fell on a power line caused trouble on the Picket Post Road. Still another…

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Groundbreaking Thursday

September 8, 2014

Groundbreaking takes place Thursday morning in Oconee County for what promoters believe will be the finest 9-11 memorial in the Southeast. Everyone is invited for the 10 a-m ceremony at the 1.2 acre memorial site on n. highway 11, at the northeast edge of the new Walhalla High School property. The 45-minute ceremony will feature…

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Felony DUI charges against driver

September 8, 2014
Felony DUI charges against driver

 A 52-year old Oconeean has been arrested and jailed as the result of Saturday night’s car accident near Seneca that killed two people and sent four others to hospitals. This morning’s report from the Oconee Detention Center lists charges of felony driving under the influence  against Drew Woodall Greene of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster. The…

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Tragic crash near Seneca UPDATE – Names Released

September 7, 2014

A combination of cars and pickup trucks crashed around 7:15 last night at a traffic light intersection near Seneca. Authorities report the deaths of two people—the driver and a passenger in a Mazda sedan. Coroner Karl Addis says the two deceased were 28 year old Michele Wright Silvers and 29 year old  Joshua Adam Silvers,…

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Fatalities near Seneca tonight

September 6, 2014

Authorities say as many as five vehicles crashed early tonight at an intersection near Seneca.  Coroner Karl Addis says two people have died in the accident, but the identities of those who died awaiting the notfication of next of kin.  The accident is believed to have occurred in the intersection of 123 and Wells Highway/Sheep…

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Spate of unlawful neglect charges and arrests

September 5, 2014

South Carolina DSS has taken custody of a two year old boy in Mountain Rest. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office this afternoon announced the arrest of a 27-year old Westminster woman, accused of unlawful neglect of a child. A deputy June 19 went to a Chattooga Ridge Road address to investigate suspected drug activity. According…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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