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Oconee blowing in the wind

December 21, 2012

A windy night followed a day of rain, and that wind has created some problems across Oconee County. County Dispatch in Walhalla received 10 calls about fallen trees, a couple of those trees caught electric power lines. Duke Energy reported a temporary outage for homeowners in the vicinity of the Keowee Sail Club on S.C.…

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“Speaking clearly about 790 ft”

December 21, 2012

If Duke Energy’s Jeffrey Lineberger wanted to accomplish nothing than other to clearly speak about a 790-foot water level in Lake Keowee, he may have accomplished that goal in front of the Oconee County Council. While the county’s leaders sat in front several concerned lakefront property owners satbehind the Duke director of hydro strategy and…

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Posthumous degrees for accident victims

December 20, 2012

Among the degrees awarded during Clemson’s winter graduation ceremonies today were posthumous degrees to two students who died this year in separate Oconee County car accidents. President James Barker awarded degrees to Tyler Sands of Exton, Pennsylvania, a senior in financial management who died October 16 and to Kohleigh Michelle Hunt of Seneca, a senior…

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Rain spoils nativity scene

December 20, 2012

Rain has cancelled tonight’s nativity scene as part of Jingles on Main in Westminster. But the weather won’t stop downtown stores from keeping their lights on and their doors open for shopping tonight.

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Rotary donates to Ripple of One

December 20, 2012

An Oconee County organization that strives to lift individuals and their families from generational poverty received a boost this afternoon when the Seneca Rotary Club allocated proceeds from the club’s ticket sales. In a ceremony at the Rotary meeting, the club officially announced a donation of $1,595. Accepting the donation was Stephanie Enders, founder of…

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Federal jurist to swear-in Crenshaw

December 20, 2012

Mike Crenshaw takes the oath of office New Year’s Eve to begin his four-year term as Oconee County Sheriff. The 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, December 31 ceremony at the Oconee Courthouse is open to the public. Federal Judge Tim Cain, an Oconee County resident, will administer the oath. And once the oath is given, Crenshaw…

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Two citizens honored for their bravery

December 20, 2012

Two Pickens County private citizens are being recognized this week with a plaque and remarks of appreciation for coming to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy, attempting to arrest a suspect. On September 10 at a convenience store, Master Deputy Scott Ticknor approached a suspect, for whom a felony warrant had been issued. According to…

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Oconee a Purple Heart county

December 20, 2012

A resolution, signed by Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, proclaims Oconee County a Purple Heart County in South Carolina. A total of 210 county residents lost their lives in the armed conflicts since 1898 and a large number have been awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. The…

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Arrest in eight-month old burglary

December 20, 2012

A 42-year old Oconee County woman has been arrested as part of the Sheriff’s Department’s five-month investigation of a home burglary on the Coffee Road. The burglary, reported during a two-week period in May, netted thieves a variety of households goods, clothes, and tools. Sheriff’s officers yesterday arrested Sherry Anita Gibson of the Westminster Highway…

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Removal, repair or replace

December 20, 2012

Unless something changes, the recommendation to be forwarded to the State Department of Transportation Commission will call for the removal of a timber bridge near Westminster, 96.3/WGOG NEWS learned today. Three weeks have passed since the fate of the North Seed Farm Road bridge was the subject of a DOT public information meeting in Westminster.…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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