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Robbery suspect identified

November 28, 2012
Robbery suspect identified

The police at Clemson have identified a suspect in their investigation of an armed robbery this month in the area of Lincoln Drive. The police say the warrant they hold for Jamel Deshon Brown charges the offense of armed robbery. According to the police, Brown is known to have ties to the ABG (Another Blood…

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Lakeside restaurant victim to fire

November 28, 2012
Lakeside restaurant victim to fire

A tradition of more than 30 years of Oconee County lakeside dining is in ruins to an overnight fire. No one was hurt, but Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King reports Weineacker’s Restaurant on the Coneross Creek Road has been destroyed. Fire fighters were alerted during the midnight hour. About 60 fire fighters from Oconee and…

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Disabled truck burglarized

November 27, 2012

Before a mechanic could get to a truck left disabled by the side of a rural Oconee road, thieves intervened and stole a large quantity of tools. The victim in this week’s theft at Martin Creek and J-P Stevens roads was Sumter Utilities of Sumter. Among items taken were tool cutters, black boots, oil jugs,…

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Woman severely beaten

November 27, 2012

Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating the assault of a woman found on a Lake Hartwell beach this morning at Fair Play Landing. So far, according to Chief Deputy Terry Wilson, little is known. A jogger is said to have discovered the woman, severely hurt, and a car with its motor running nearby. At first, according…

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Jobless benefits ending

November 27, 2012

Federal unemployment benefits are ending next month for individuals nationwide, and hundreds of Oconeeans and thousands of South Carolinians will be affected. Because the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is expiring, all payments will cease, regardless of where a claimant falls on the four-tier EUC system. After December 29, South Carolinians filing for unemployment compensation will…

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OMC employee giving

November 27, 2012

Employee giving is alive and well at the Oconee Medical Center. The hospital directors were told last night that individual giving by employees, regardless of size, has added up to a half million dollars since the giving program started eight years ago. Debbie DuBose, executive director of the OMC Foundation, says it’s not unusual, in…

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Second of two suspects arrested

November 27, 2012

Oconee County sheriff’s officers have arrested the second of two suspects in a storage building burglary near Salem. Arrested early today and lodged in the Oconee Detention Center was Charles Benson Cantrell, 45, of Clearcut Drive, Salem, charged with burglary third degree first offense and grand larceny of a value more than $2 thousand but…

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JTEKT/Koyo expands

November 27, 2012

A company’s newest expansion project will benefit Richland County but not Oconee. Leon “Butch” Harris, however, says there is a reason for that. Harris, project manager for JTEKT/Koyo, says the automotive systems and industrial components supplier considered several existing locations, but preference went to plants making products similar to the ones being added in Richland…

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Fun at the Catholic church

November 27, 2012

Debbie DuBose promises good, family fun beginning today at the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Bountyland Road. DuBose is the executive director of the Oconee Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital. Beginning at 9, it’s the annual Christmas Tree Festival to benefit the OMC Hospice of the Foothills, which now…

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Pickens grad makes a rescue

November 27, 2012

The military has announced that an Air Force officer, graduate of Pickens High School, rescued a drowning girl from the ocean after a riptide pulled her out too far. The praise goes to Staff Sgt. Robert Profitt Jr., a C17 crew chief instructor assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base. Profitt…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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