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Public invited for jail meeting

March 4, 2013

All Walhallans are invited to this month to a meeting, at which Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will address his plan to build the replacement jail at an alternate location. The meeting takes place 7:30 Tuesday night, March 12 at the Walhalla Depot. An aerial drawing will also be displayed to depict how the new detention…

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Jury convicts Pickens man

March 4, 2013

A jury in Pickens convicted a 41-year old man Friday of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. For Rusell Edward Nix’s crime committed against a 59-year old Vietnam combat veteran, Nix was ordered to prison for 11 years, 8 months. And according to the office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor, Nix will…

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“…in all cases going forward.”

March 4, 2013

From this day forward, Oconee Sheriff’s Department policy will be to ask the courts for the maximum fines and sentences for all domestic violence cases. Third-month Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, “Domestic violence in Oconee County has a bad history.” He spoke on Friday, the day that Oconeeans were challenged to donate to a capital campaign…

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Workman wants a community vibrancy

March 4, 2013

Oconee Alliance founder Neal Workman articulates the benefits of having vibrancy to the community that pays dividends for everyone. In recent decades, the spread of outlying shopping centers has stripped some downtowns of their liveliness and their place as destination points. But Workman says that can change. As a speaker during last month’s State of…

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Folksinger Philip Cheney

March 4, 2013

In his role as a folksinger, Oconee chief librarian Philip Cheney presents a program of Confederate Army music and history to today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. The Rotarians meet at noon at the Walhalla Depot.

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Dance marathon tonight at Fike

March 1, 2013

Clemson students dance the night away tonight in a dance marathon to raise money for the Safe Kids Upstate program at the Greenville Children’s Hospital. The dancing begins at the Fike Recreation Center at 7 and will last through the night until 7 tomorrow morning. Safe Kids teaches families about accident prevention and distributes safety…

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Engineer Joye confirmed

March 1, 2013

An engineering company owner from Anderson has been confirmed as a member of the State Board of Health and Environmental Control. According to State Senator Thomas Alexander, the Senate this week confirmed the appointment, and Alexander predicts Chuck Joye will be a valuable addition. The senator’s comments about the appointment are being carried today on…

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Farm equipment stolen south of Seneca

March 1, 2013

Heavy pieces of farm equipment have been stolen in the Return-Oakway area, from a location on Shirleys Farm Road. The crime is under investigation this week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The victim told officers Wednesday that stolen were an orange 1955 Gravely tractor and a John Deere turning plow attachment. The farm pieces are…

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Shelter capital campaign announced

March 1, 2013

Money has begun to pour in for the $990 thousand project to open and maintain Oconee County’s first shelter for the abused, but the public’s help is needed. A pledge of $100 thousand from Seneca residents Bob and Fran Hansen is contingent on Safe Harbor raising a like amount between now and September 1. And…

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Tech opens the doors

March 1, 2013

Visiting a college open house and exploring its programs and services is a good way to discover what’s out there. Today’s open house at Tri-County Technical College can help you find the right fit for an individual career and academic goals, learning style and personal interests. The open house, from 2 to 6 o’clock, is…

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