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Fire consumes large truck

April 9, 2013

Fire this morning destroyed a tractor-trailer truck in the Friendship Community near Seneca. Charlie King, the Oconee fire chief, says the fire broke out on the property of a home on Wild Rose Lane near the Coneross Creek. “The truck was kept at the residence of the operator. He was off-duty. He came in Sunday…

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Marijuana seized in traffic stop

April 9, 2013

A late night traffic stop by the police in Westminster yielded a little more than four pounds of marijuana. And Chief Dean Awalt said the driver will face charges of open container and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Awalt says the traffic stop took place downtown, at the East Main approach to Windsor Street.…

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Disabled adult abuse reported

April 9, 2013

Authorities in Rabun County, Georgia are investigating an allegation of disabled person abuse. EMS, the Mountain City police, and Rabun County sheriff’s officers last Wednesday investigated the assault of a Clayton adult female. Authorities quote witnesses as saying the woman’s injuries occurred the day before. Rabun sheriff’s officer Gerald Johnson admits being emotionally affected by…

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Public schools project deficit spending

April 9, 2013

The Oconee School District’s finance officer says to fund the administration’s recommended budget for next year will require deficit spending. During a non-voting meeting last night, Gloria Moore provided figures to county trustees. Estimated expenes for 2013-14 exceed $88.6 million, while revenues are anticipated at $86.8 million, leaving a deficit of $1.7 million. Dr. Mike…

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$5 million added to WHS costs

April 9, 2013
$5 million added to WHS costs

A new Oconee high school first projected to cost $50 million, at the most, will now cost $55 million. School trustees last night received a maximum guaranteed price during a work session, but no vote was taken. Trustees were told that $3.2 million of the increased costs above the original estimate are traced to academic…

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Possible suspicious device

April 8, 2013
Possible suspicious device

A possible suspicious device at Stumphouse Tunnel north of Walhalla turns out to be a bat research device belonging to Clemson University, and it poses no threat to the public. Oconee deputies were alerted this morning by a hiker, who came across the device near the middle tunnel. Anderson County Bomb Squad made it as…

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Oconee’s Loftis looks to move up!

April 8, 2013

A leader in Oconee fire fighting, Scott Loftis, aspires to an office in a statewide organization. Loftis, assistant chief and training officer for the Oconee County Fire Department, has declared his candidacy for 4th Vice President of the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Delegates to the association will elect officers during a June conference at Myrtle…

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T. Boone Pickens to speak at Clemson

April 8, 2013

The businessman who has earned the reputation of being one of America’a best will deliver a public lecture this month at Clemson University where he’s to share his insights on leadership. T. Boone Pickens’ will focus on how to become an effective leader at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, April 18 at the Brooks Center for…

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Sheriff speaks tonight!

April 8, 2013

First-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw speaks tonight to a meeting of the Oconee Republican Party. The meeting will take place at party headquarters in Seneca from 6 to 7, and everyone is invited.

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Tech partners with Blanchard Machinery

April 8, 2013

The corporate and community education division at Tri-County Technical College launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. Tech’s Mary Corley said as the equipment technology in the…

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  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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