Blog Archives

Being on the right side of the “Digital Divide”

January 30, 2015

In the 21st century high tech world, the quality of our lives or, in some cases, a person’s ability to make a living depends on being connected. Oconee’s director of public libraries, Philip Cheney, is well aware of this and has been speaking out about it. He tells us it’s good to be on the…

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A prediction on the “missing drug money” case

January 30, 2015

Within two to three months, the Oconee Sheriff predicts, he will finish his investigation of the case of $500 thousand worth of missing drug money which came to light a little more than five years ago. A former Sheriff’s Office manager admitted embezzling the money and was sent to prison for a year and a…

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Investigators avoid speculation in Clemson student’s death

January 30, 2015

Though there has been speculation that last year’s death of a Clemson student in Oconee was an accident, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said his office is resisting speculation and, in answer to a reporter’s question, is not willing to conclude that Tucker Hipps’ death was an accident. Early one morning last September 19-year old Hipps, in…

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Crenshaw believes in community-oriented policing

January 30, 2015

Community-oriented policing principles are beginning to pay off for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, in the opinion of third-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The first-term sheriff put a cap on the year 2014 with a seven and a half page report that highlights accomplishments in his administration’s attempts to establish better relations with citizens and build partnership…

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Accident practically in front of City Hall!

January 30, 2015

A car accident has occurred on Westminster’s E. Windsor Street this morning–nearly in front of the City Hall.

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Fire takes heavy toll

January 30, 2015

The Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting a Walhalla family displaced by last night’s home fire. The fire department considers 6 Keowee Street nearly destroyed as the result of a fire that burned through the home during the 9 o’clock hour. No one was hurt. Fire fighter Kevin Kisner says it’s not…

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Heritage Center board at full strength

January 30, 2015

The board of directors at the Oconee Heritage Center is at full strength, with four new members. Joining the policy-making board were Terry England, Andy Brooks, Terri Corbett, and Tamy Sanford.

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Senate OKs the Keystone XL pipeline

January 30, 2015

After Senate action yesterday, the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline is on the way to the desk of President Obama, and South Carolina’s U-S senators are calling for the President to sign it. Both Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham voted to support the pipeline and say the issue is jobs and energy independence.…

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Investigation into alleged immoral and illegal conduct

January 30, 2015

The police in Seneca arrested a 33-year old woman as part of an investigation into accusations of immoral and illegal conduct at a home on Hillsborough Drive near the middle school. Chief John Covington announced the arrest of Shauna Nicole McKinnon on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to the…

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Fire displaces Walhalla family of six

January 30, 2015

Fire burned through a Walhalla home last night, but no one was hurt. Rural Fire Control reported the fire shortly after 9 last night on Keowee Street. Alternate accommodations have had to be arranged for two adults and four children.

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  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 5, 2015St. Luke UMC "All Things New" Services
  • April 5, 2015The Truth Outreach's Easter Services, Lunch and Egghunt
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
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