Councilmen open mind to pay for inmate labor

A committee of the Oconee County Council exhibited an open mind to the idea of paying inmates for labor while they serve their sentences.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw last night brought the idea to the council’s law enforcement committee which, in turn, requested Crenshaw do more research before a vote by the full county council.  But committee chairman Wayne McCall and […]

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No arrest yet in Monday’s shooting

No arrests yet in a Monday shooting in Oconee County, but Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his investigators are confident they have identified those involved in the incident and he believes there is no danger to the general public.  Crenshaw described the victim still in the hospital and in stable condition.  Meantime, there is this clarification of what happened.  The shooting […]

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Wagner wins two-county vote

The man who will ascend to the top prosecutor’s job in Oconee and Anderson is the man who has spent several years working for the Oconee office.  The state elections office has published unofficial results from yesterday’s runoff election that give David Wagner 62% of the vote in both counties, compared to opponent Rame Campbell’s 38%.  Wagner will await the […]

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Wagner: an easy Oconee winner

In the runoff to determine 10th Circuit Solicitor, it was no contest in Oconee County.  David Wagner easily carried Oconee with 83.57% of the vote, or a total of 3,270.  That’s compared to Rame Campbell’s 16.43% or 643.  These results are unofficial.  To determine the winner, the larger Anderson County vote must be factored in, and we do not yet […]

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Rabid cat in West Union!

A rabid cat has been found in West Union, the vicinity of Main Street and Torrington Road.  According to an announcement this afternoon by the Sheriff’s Office, the infected cat was captured and euthanized.  However, those who live in that area are requested to make sure their pets’ rabies inoculation and checks are up to date.  One man who owns […]

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Louise Dovie Cushman James

Walhalla, SC— Louise Dovie Cushman James, 89, wife of the late Jesse George James, of 112 Doris Drive, Walhalla, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home chapel, with burial to follow at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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SC restaurant food grades at the touch of a button

South Carolina DHEC has launched a new web application that provides the public with risk-based inspection scores and reports for permitted retail food establishments.  At the touch of a button, S.C. Food Grades is accessible on desktop and mobile devices and includes a new interactive GIS map search tool and an advanced search tool. Using the map search tool, users […]

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August opening for charter school

The effort to open a charter school in Salem now has an opening date—August 15.  And, according to the NEXT School Eagle Ridge, August will be a definite date to open the charter school in the former Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School buildings.  Those buildings and property are to transfer this Friday to the Town of Salem and a memorandum […]

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