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Co-winners of Citizen of the Year

May 2, 2013

An educator and a manufacturer are sharing this year’s Citizen of the Year Award, given by the Westminster Rotary Club. At Tuesday’s awards banquet, Mary Newby and Ken Collins tied for the award. Collins is a Westminster area manufacturing company owner; Newby of West-Oak High teaches P-E and coordinates the Interact Club.

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OC to assume municipal building regs

May 2, 2013

At its next meeting, Oconee County Council will consider absorbing building code duties in four of the county’s five municipalities. County Council Tuesday night is scheduled to consider in title only ordinances that would delegate municipal building code regulation in Walhalla, West Union, Salem, and Westminster to its building codes personnel. In recent times, the…

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Rotary prepares for today’s crowd

May 2, 2013

A crowd between 150 and 200 is expected for the annual Seneca Rotary Club scholarship meeting today in the gymnasium at the St. Mark Methodist Church.

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Attorney: OSD “not involved in any way”

May 2, 2013

A defense attorney has filed court papers asserting the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department played no part in the arrest of a man who was later found not guilty of all charges in a 2004 murder case. The man, Lexington County resident Lloyd Lash, has since filed a damage lawsuit. The case in the General Sessions…

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OC fire fighter awarded at state meet

May 2, 2013
OC fire fighter awarded at state meet

An Oconee volunteer fire fighter, T-J Harlos, last weekend received the 2013 Scotty Taylor Achievement Award during the Southeastern Fire and Life Safety Education Conference at Myrtle Beach. Harlos is a member of the Picket Post-Camp Oak department where he serves as the volunteer coordinator for the safety and fire education team. Oconee Fire Chief…

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Thieves go on Wells Highway rampage

May 2, 2013

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to solve thefts last weekend near Seneca on the Wells Highway. Information provided that helps solve the cases could mean a cash reward. The crimes occurred between Saturday and Monday. At 1974 Wells Highway, someone removed a gate from a driveway and took a green E-Z-Go golf…

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Teacher of the Year

May 1, 2013

The suspense ends at 5:30 this afternoon with the announcement in Columbia of South Carolina’s new Teacher of the Year. A first grade teacher at Pickens Elementary School, Darlene Sutton, is one of the five finalists. The winner gets a cash reward and the use of a BMX3 for a year.

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Caution to thieves!

May 1, 2013
Caution to thieves!

This is a message you can typically spot along Oconee roadways where crews are burying fiber optic for the high-speed Internet access project.

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First of two suspects arrested

May 1, 2013

A 46-year old Walhalla woman has been arrested as one of two suspects in a Sunday night home burglary on S. Cedar Street. Lt. Paul Harris says Teresa Diane Durham was arrested yesterday and charged with burglary first degree. According to Harris, the police were led to Durham and a second suspect when they were…

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Dyar sees hope to reduce backlog

May 1, 2013

The Oconee Veterans Affairs Director, Jerry Dyar, sees hope for the U-S Department of veterans Affairs to begin to reduce the backlog of disability claims. U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, among others, calls on President Obama for a plan. Dyar says, “We have numerous veterans right here in Oconee County who have rating…

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