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Farewell to a policeman!

September 26, 2014

Retirement will deprive Walhalla of its second highest ranking police officer.  Capt. Curtis Rogers is leaving the city police department.  And, at this hour, a drop-in for Rogers is taking place.

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Jury pool summoned for October trial

September 26, 2014

About 90 Oconeeans have been directed by the Common Pleas Court to report as a jury pool for a trial next month in which Oconee County will defend itself against a contractor’s claim for $1.9 million. From that pool the court would choose a 12-member jury to hear the case. From the jury pool, a…

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Common Pleas trial resumes Monday

September 26, 2014

Once the work day starts Monday, the 4th floor courtroom at the Oconee Courthouse will revert to the remainder of a civil trial that’s already two weeks old.  The next phase of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation is expected to be the defense although, according to trial officials,…

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Hear the School Board candidates

September 26, 2014

In November, two Oconeeans are on the ballot aspiring for a seat on the county board of school trustees. The candidates for Seat One are Jerry Lee, the incumbent, and Allen Brewer, the challenger. The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area has arranged a public forum featuring Lee and Brewer, and the public…

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Saying a good word for paying an extra penny

September 26, 2014

The first of two forums to draw attention to the November Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum in Oconee County was described by a chamber of commerce leader as a way to provide unbiased information about the proposition. In front of the crowd that gathered at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce assembled a…

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Monday’s “Steak in Oconee” moved indoors

September 26, 2014

A dire forecast is chasing Oconee’s annual farm-to-table dinner on Monday from being an outdoor event to the indoors. Jillian Lusk of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce this morning announced that the forecast of 90 to 100% rain Monday has prompted organizers to find an alternate location. Those who have tickets for the dinner should…

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Transit Task Force makes recommendation

September 26, 2014

Five seats at the table were empty, but a lack of attendance last night did not stop other members of Oconee’s Transit Task Force from recommending the county push forward with passenger bus service. After receiving a feasibility study from an outside consultant, the advisory task force committee agreed to ask County Council to establish…

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Dual celebration Saturday of the outdoors

September 25, 2014

In the wilds of Oconee County there are special places to savor. And that’s why the Forest Service and its partners on Saturday invite everyone to outdoor activities in the Sumter National Forest, at Oconee State Park, and at Chattooga Belle Farm. Mike Crane, the Andrew Pickens District ranger, draws attention to a pair of…

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“Operation Infinity” drug sweep #7

September 25, 2014

A drug sweep round-up led by Oconee Sheriff’s Office is underway today in Oconee County. It’s the seventh sweep as part of “Operation Infinity. By 3 o’clock this afternoon, 12 people had been arrested. Nineteen are being sought on drug distribution charges. Four people were being sought on warrants charging unlawful neglect of children. The…

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Do or die for Warpath project?

September 25, 2014

An organization that monitors Lake Keowee developments believes a decision will be made next month whether to move forward with a long-talked about project on the Pickens County side of the lake. Jack Lewis, president of FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee, referred today to the Warpath Landing project which developers have been pursuing for more than…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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