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Selecting a 2014-15 school calendar

December 11, 2012

When it comes to public school calendars, Oconee County establishes them a couple of years ahead of time. But it’s likely to take a while longer before Oconee settles on the calendar for 2014-15. The reason is that calendar option #3 includes a three-week break, beginning with Christmas week, followed by New Year’s and, finally,…

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Why WHS work has stopped

December 11, 2012

After Susie Cornelius spoke, Oconee School district officials addressed questions as to why work on the new Walhalla High School recently stopped. But Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations, said the work stoppage is due to the time of the year, explaining that work on the foundation and actual construction of the new school…

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Sandra Jones moving on

December 11, 2012

The two-year director of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Jones, is announcing she will resign December 31 to accept “another position with an Oconee County organization.” Jones announcement did not specify what that job will be or identify her new employer. Jones said she’s resigning with a great deal of sadness and believes that,…

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Home invasions are random

December 11, 2012

Though you seem to hear more and more about home invasions, the victims of such crimes are still considered to have been chosen at random, in the estimation of Mike Crenshaw, the Oconee County Sheriff-elect. After his talk to the Walhalla Rotary Club, Crenshaw fielded a question from an audience member concerned about the violence…

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Crenshaw’s commanders

December 11, 2012

Three weeks before taking office, Oconee Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has revealed his staff of command officers. Five of them were introduced during a meeting last night in South Union of the Voice of Southern Oconee. Appearing together were Chief Deputy Kevin Davis; Capt. Travis Tilson, 911 and communications director; Capt. Greg Reed, who will continue…

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Arrest in late night explosions

December 11, 2012

Campus police at Clemson have arrested a student in connection with three dry-ice bombs that exploded Sunday night in Thornhill Village on campus. A university announcement states that Kaleb Donald Williams, 21-year old junior from Woodruff, was charged with manufacture and use of a destructive device. The crime is a felony. Williams was arrested late…

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Three arrests in CU student’s murder

December 11, 2012
Three arrests in CU student’s murder

Sheriff’s investigators in Pickens County arrested three men in the investigation of the home invasion, robbery and murder that occurred Saturday at the Chimney Ridge subdivision in Central. A fourth man is being sought. A 23-year old Clemson student, Steven Gregory Grich, was victim to a fatal gun shot. Charged with murder, armed robbery, burglary…

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Two students hurt in bus wreck

December 11, 2012

A bus carrying 15 students turned over off the road in an after-school accident near Walhalla. Authorities say two students suffered apparent minor injuries on Pond Road near Poor Farm Lake. At the time, the road was slick from yesterday’s rain. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of Oconee public schools, says the district will follow…

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Quake “barely detectable”

December 10, 2012

An earthquake, centered on the Pickens County side of Lake Keowee, was “barely detectable,” according to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services. The quake was felt at 5 a-m Saturday, Krein said, eight miles east-north-east of Salem.

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Sheriff-elect to introduce command officers

December 10, 2012

At tonight’s meeting of the Voice of Southern Oconee, Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has invited four individuals whom he has chosen to serve as part of his command staff. Speaking to the Walhalla Rotary Club this afternoon, Crenshaw declined to name the four, saying it’s his intent for them to accompany him tonight to the South…

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