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McPhail to help lead education webcast

April 24, 2013

To shine a light on land use issues, the South Carolina Association of Counties is looking to an Oconee County agriculturist. And Tom Martin, the Oconee County Attorney, says the selection of Gwen McPhail as a participant in next month’s educational webcast planned by the Association of Counties is an important recognition of both McPhail…

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Apparent tax office imposters

April 24, 2013

The police in Walhalla investigated a complaint that two people, posing as representatives of a tax office, knocked on the door of a W. Main Street home, then left once they were asked to show official identification. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said a check with the Oconee County tax offices revealed none of its representatives should…

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Two cars collide near school

April 24, 2013

Two small cars collided at an intersection near Seneca Middle School. Yesterday afternoon’s four o’clock hour accident occurred after school dismissal. According to Police Lt. Robert Tribble, the accident occurred when one car left E. Perkins Creek Road to make a turn onto W. S. 4th Street. Two people were taken to the Oconee Medical…

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Mountain Lakes Classic returns to Cross Creek

April 24, 2013

April always sees its fair share of golfing at Seneca’s Cross Creek Plantation—-but especially this week. For a second year, the Mountain Lakes Classic returns to Cross Creek, a field of 160 young golfers on the National Golf Association circuit. Mark Ernst says you can never tell. One of this week s budding pros could…

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Utica area is latest meth scene

April 24, 2013

The report of a loud explosion followed by a scream and what deputies discovered after knocking on a door near Utica make for latest scene of methamphetamine manufacturing in Oconee County, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Deputies say that when they arrived at 430 Village Creek Circle, they detected the smell of chemicals and a…

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Event Planner an idea whose time has come?

April 24, 2013

Seneca has one. And now might be the right time for Walhalla to consider an event planner for its city. Budget chairman Tjay Bagwell introduced the idea last night at City Hall. His idea was music to the ears of Councilwoman Jennifer Woodward Crawford. “When we did the grant for the Depot Park, I threw…

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Walhalla looks to balance new budget

April 24, 2013

Walhalla’s elected leaders have their eyes on potential new sources of revenue to balance their next budget and create new sources of funds to apply to their vision to make the city better. Mayor Danny Edwards and four city council members held a budget work session last night at City Hall. Tjay Bagwell, mayor pro-tem…

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More drug arrests

April 23, 2013
More drug arrests

 Oconee sheriff’s officers made drug arrests—-today and last night. The Sheriff’s Department announcement states Bobby Jay Eugene Shead, 41-years old, has been charged with making meth and possessing chemicals and cooking equipment used at his home, 430 Village Creek Circle. According to deputies, two tips were phoned in—-complaints of a smell of methamphetamine and a…

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Six prescribed burns in 2013

April 23, 2013

An especially wet winter and spring this year curtailed the usual number of prescribed burns on U-S forest land in Oconee County. In 2013, one half dozen burns were conducted, including the sixth and final one Monday near Salem. Mike Crane, District Ranger, said, “We usually hope to burn more than that (4,000-5,000 acres) each…

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Children Stay Safe Week

April 23, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office joins in this week in the recognition of SC Internet Crimes Against Children “Stay Safe Online” week. Governor Haley issued a proclamation that states more than 375 arrests and 246 convictions have resulted from the work of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has been a part…

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