County library leaders pin hopes on voters

Library leaders at opposite ends of South Carolina will look to the voters in their counties for the go ahead to renovate and modernize. Oconee and Charleston library officials will bank on favorable referendum votes during the November General Election. Oconee wants to build new libraries and renovate others with the help of a one penny local sales tax. Charleston […]

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For low income Oconee families, an urgent need

Oconeeans are being asked to help needy families in their community meet what’s considered an urgent and important need. You can help by donating diapers and wipes the week of May 5. Oconee families screened by the United Way for Medicaid eligibility receive one package a month unless there is an extreme health need. But one in every three mothers […]

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Judicial candidate has business in Columbia

Walhalla resident and Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate for the Tenth Circuit Seat Two judgeship. And he’ll find himself in Columbia today for a hearing before the state Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The hearing will delve into Sprouse’s qualifications to succeed Alex Macaulay who is scheduled for retirement December 31. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Operation Infinity new roundup

By 3 this afternoon, 10 people sought in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office latest “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Four of those 10 were already jailed for unrelated charges. Ten other people were being sought. This drug roundup makes five since Sheriff Crenshaw took office last year. The charges being alleged are a variety from the world of drug distribution. They […]

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Sweep UPDATE

Oconee’s Westminster-based magistrate Will Derrick this afternooon was in the midst of holding bond hearings for defendants who’ve been swept up by “Infinity Five”–the latest drig sweep by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. At one point, Derrick had held hearings for six defendants, with the expectation that he’ll hear bond requests for as many as 14 more.  The hearings are taking […]

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US ACOE recognized for Lake Hartwell cleanup

The Lake Hartwell project of the Army Corps of Engineers earned recognition from Georgia for the project’s efforts during the annual lake cleanup campaign. Rivers Alive, an outreach program led by the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources presents the Government Partner of the Year Award to recognize the government entity that holds the most successful […]

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Distracted driving law signs to be posted

In the week since a no distracted driving law took effect in the un-incorporated areas of Oconee County, sheriff’s officers have yet to stop someone for violating the law requiring hands-free cellular devices. But that, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, is by design. Crenshaw is insisting that before any of his officers make cases, they make sure that they are […]

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ONS projects to be highlighted at meeting

Everyone has an invitation tomorrow night to hear Scott Batson, site vice president at the Oconee Nuclear Station, talk about the latest on major projects underway at the nuclear plant. Batson will speak at 6:30 at the World of Energy in a meeting arranged by FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee Society. You can enjoy refreshments and light conversation beginning at 6 […]

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Capt. Underwood “Office of the Year”

The road patrol captain in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Underwood, is the county’s Officer of the Year.” Underwood was so awarded this week during the Ninth Annual Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw praised Underwood for departing from conventional thinking to accomplish goals and tasks. The officer was recognized for his efforts to secure […]

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