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Home ransacked, guns stolen

July 23, 2014

Witness interviews apparently led Oconee investigators to a 19-year old Walhalla man. And they’ve pinned on him a day time home burglary on the Rock Crusher Road. Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of Devin Ian McCrackin of South College Street on the charge of first degree burglary. The victim told officers he came home from…

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Three meth labs found in three days

July 23, 2014

For parts of Oconee County, it is methamphetamine mania. The Sheriff’s Office counts the discovery of three meth labs in as many days. The latest came about Monday as the result of a domestic call to rural Eva Frank Lane near Westminster. There, deputies arrested Kenneth Tyler Singleton, 28 years old, on charges of manufacturing…

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Whetstone Academy’s special exception request tabled

July 23, 2014

The Oconee County board that decides zoning appeals wants more time to decide whether a therapeutic-based school at Mountain Rest should be allowed to expand, over the objection of some of its neighbors. For about an hour and a half last night, representatives and supporters of the Whetstone Academy and some their unhappy neighbors pitched…

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Public help sought to solve drive-by shootings

July 22, 2014

Two drive-by shootings in Oconee County remain unsolved, and the Sheriff’s Office seeks your help if you can provide information as to what happened near Seneca in 2013 and again this year. The first shooting occurred April 10, 2013 on Gallo Way near Country Village Drive off the Shiloh Road. The second was a little…

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Powdered activated carbon may do the trick!

July 22, 2014
Powdered activated carbon may do the trick!

 The city of Clemson reports that the taste and odor issues with its water should improve in the next few weeks because of a powdered activated carbon system installed in the treatment plant of the Anderson Regional Water System. The ARJWS is currently adjusting the dosage to treat the water in a manner to improve…

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The Jeff Lord era in Westminster

July 22, 2014

A day after a former Westminster police chief went to prison for crimes in office, the city’s new administrator, Jeff Lord, spoke confidently about Dean Awalt, the replacement for Scott Bannister. Lord said Awalt is a man of “great ideas” and he’s happy to work with him. The former Walterboro town manager told the Westminster…

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Compliments paid to Walhalla mayor

July 22, 2014

Serving as mayor can be a thankless job. But Danny Edwards of Walhalla picked up compliments today as he enjoyed his mid day meal. One woman told the mayor of her appreciation for the effort to open the swimming pool for a full season of swimming and recreation. Two other people told Edwards they thought…

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Lawsuits settled within weeks of trial

July 22, 2014

A pair of lawsuits naming an Oconee County doctor and others has been settled—within two weeks of their date for trial. As a result, the cases alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death have been removed from atop the docket for an August 4 term of the Oconee Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit against Dr. Frank…

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What life was like for the frontiersmen

July 22, 2014

After the American Revolutionary War, an Oconee County stone blockhouse was used as an outpost for the State Militia. Today that stone house, along with an adjacent historic structure, the Indian trading post, makes up Oconee Station State Historic Site. And this summer there will again be a chance to experience what it might have…

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Mobile home to be allowed

July 22, 2014

A zoning change will allow a couple to place a mobile home at Seneca’s 104 Worth Street—near the Old Salem Road. No opposition was presented last night to the request of Lonnie and Kim Hammond to change the zoning at the property from Residential-10 to Residential General. According to Tamy Sanford, city planner, the mobile…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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