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Stadium issue to be kicked around

December 11, 2012

Look for the Oconee school board to kick around the issue of whether to build a new football stadium simultaneous with building the new Walhalla High School some time in the new year. Talk in the Walhalla community had the school board, at its meeting last night, would vote on whether to add the stadium…

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OC requests lawsuit dismissal

December 11, 2012

An attorney for Oconee County today alleged the plaintiff in a civil lawsuit over an accident at the county airport failed to follow proper procedures in serving notice of the suit. Attorney Dan Atkinson said the process server for a North Carolina pilot failed to serve notice to the proper county officials within a prescribed…

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Former teacher indicted

December 11, 2012

Meeting Monday, the Oconee Grand Jury returned six indictments charging a former school teacher and coach with sex crimes involving minors. Some of the indictments charging Richard Onley Gardner III contain multiple counts, alleging offenses involving a child under adult legal age. The indictments returned allow the prosecutor’s office to take the cases to the…

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Crenshaw finishes Sheriffs’ School

December 11, 2012
Crenshaw finishes Sheriffs’ School

Oconee Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw recently graduated from the Newly-Elected Sheriffs’ School at the S.C. Sheriffs’ Association. Held in conjunction with the state’s Criminal Justice Academy, the week-long school covered subjects such as budget presentation, ethics compliance, employment law, civil liability and risk management. The school is held after every general election, to comply with state…

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Vote on Sanctuary Pointe

December 11, 2012

An important vote involving the long-talked about Sanctuary Pointe project in Oconee County is now in the hands of state leaders in Columbia. Action on a state PRT sub-lease with Sanctuary Pointe, LLC is agenda item #10 during tomorrow morning’s meeting of the state Budget and Control Board in Columbia. Private developers seek to be…

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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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  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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