Audit delivered to Oconee school trustees

A financial accounting of Oconee School District activities was delivered last night to the county board of trustees. The district’s outside auditor, Don Estep, reported no problems. Estep said for the accounting year that ended June 30, the district’s records reflected a $7 million increase in its net financial position, to a total net position of $147 million. But with […]

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Focusing on water and energy challenges

About 40 Clemson faculty members have a consortium to more closely examine how water and energy systems can be made more sustainable. They are banding together amid growing concerns about water scarcity and climate change. One project that has already started is generating a new form of renewable energy where rivers flow into the sea. When two streams of different […]

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Postal Service’s holiday mail deadlines

The U-S Postal Service has issued a reminder today about the holiday mail deadlines. Especially, those that apply to mailing a present to military personnel abroad and the very last day on which you can send a greeting card with the expectation that it’ll reach its destination by Christmas Eve. The next deadline applies to those in U-S military service […]

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Arrest made in Coffee Road home burglary

An arrest has been made in the investigation of a home burglary on the Coffee Road between Walhalla and Westminster. A shotgun, valued at $350 dollars, was taken during a burglary between September 1 and November 28. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced charges of burglary first degree and larceny against Jeremy Ryan Osment, 23-year old resident of Silent Creek Drive, […]

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Wrecked car apparently abandoned

 A wrecked car found in woods at Fair Play this morning apparently had been abandoned after the accident. Members of the community’s volunteer fire department found the car on its side—with no one around, neither the driver nor anyone else. The highway patrol is now investigating. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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2007 lawsuit off the docket!

Oconee Common Pleas Court has received word of the pre-trial settlement in the case of McMahan versus Crescent Resources. It turns out to be a settlement long time in the making. According to the docket for this week’s court term, the claim for members of the McMahan family against a company that bought land in the 1960s for Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway […]

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Arrest made in golf cart thefts

Nearly one year later, law enforcement authorities have made an arrest in the case of a stolen golf cart from a home near Lake Hartwell. Oconee sheriff’s officers report the arrest of a 46-year old Anderson man. James Eric Powell of Starr was placed in the Oconee Detention Center Friday, charged with grand larceny of two golf carts one day […]

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Economist Yandle to put a wrap on 2014

In front of an Oconee County audience this week, a renowned economist will summarize the year 2014 and preview what’s likely to come in 2015. Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University, will be guest speaker for the Oconee Economic Alliance business forum at 8 a-m Thursday at Thrift Development near […]

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Horse trailer accident on n. highway 11

An accident involving a truck pulling a horse trailer closed n. highway 11 yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of the Tamassee-Salem Elementary School. No persons were injured, but a trailer carrying two horses rolled over, killing one horse immediately. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said a veterinarian was called to the scene to assist the second horse, but that […]

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Domestic violence incident on Old Well Road

An incident in which a gun shot was fired toward an Oconee man’s wife landed the man in jail. According to the Sheriff’s Office, James Bradley Rogers was jailed on the charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature Thursday morning, after investigation of an incident November 22 on Old Well Road near Westminster. Arrest warrants allege […]

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