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A New Year’s wish

January 2, 2013

Smack in the middle of the public school year, students are beginning a new calendar year. Oconee Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas is extending best wishes to students for 2013. In his morning blog, Lucas says, “As we begin a new calendar year, let’s not forget that our most important duty is to help our students…

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Sirens to sound

January 2, 2013

Sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested Wednesday, January 9 around 11:50 a-m. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. The full-cycle test is scheduled once every three months. County officials are responsible for sounding…

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Duncan to reject pay raise

January 2, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan says he will turn down a pay raise. The Third District representative says an executive order by President Obama that results in a pay raise for Congress shows the President is out of touch with reality when it comes to spending. “Congress doesn’t need a pay raise, and if given a raise…

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Eleven charges failed against Seneca woman

December 31, 2012

Eleven criminal charges have been placed against a 47-year old Seneca woman, the result of a police investigation late this year of burglaries, including two incidents at churches. The police in Seneca today identified the woman arrested as Laverne Lawrence of the one thousand block of E. South Sixth Street. The police Sunday say they…

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New Sheriff officially in town

December 31, 2012
New Sheriff officially in town

The ceremony to welcome Oconee County’s new sheriff lasted only a few minutes and proceeded smoothly. Federal Judge and Oconee resident Tim Cain gave the oath to Mike Crenshaw and to all of the deputies and other personnel that Crenshaw will employ. Crenshaw, who is responsible for about 150 workers, plans to put a in…

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Stolen truck found wrecked, driver scampers off

December 31, 2012

A Seneca man, while having lunch Sunday afternoon on Ramcat Alley, became a crime victim when his parked truck was stolen. That truck later was discovered wrecked near Clemson, and the driver ran away. The police say the keys were left in the vehicle when stolen. At the time, the truck was parked on the…

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Meet your state lawmakers

December 31, 2012

Oconeeans have an invitation to meet and hear their state lawmakers, just as a new legislative year begins in Columbia. The annual public meeting of the state’s resident lawmakers is set for 5 o’clock Monday evening, January 14 at the Westminster Depot, 135 E. Main Street, Westminster, according to Senator Thomas Alexander, delegation chairman. To…

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Battle of the Bulge to be remembered

December 28, 2012

Anyone with good knowledge of America’s fortunes in world wars can tell you that the bloodiest and most costly campaign ever fought by American forces took place in the frigid and deep forests during the Second World War. January will mark the 68th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. That costly, but pivotal fight…

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Rogers to Captain Walhalla PD

December 28, 2012

In 2013, a former Oconee sheriff’s officer will assume the number two job at the Walhalla Police Department. Chief of Police Ronald Wilbanks is announcing the appointment of Curtis Rogers as police department captain, effective January 1. Wilbanks held the rank of captain until he was selected chief, to replace Tim Chastain. The chief called…

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An oath of office administered

December 28, 2012

At 8 o’clock this morning, Westminster officially welcomed Dean Awalt as its new chief of police. Clerk-Treasurer Jennifer Adams administered the oath of office to Awalt, a former Seneca policeman, to replace Scott Bannister, who had resigned. Awalt immediately began to become further familiar with his new law enforcement jurisdiction. According to Adams, newly-promoted Lt.…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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