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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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Traffic lights approved

December 28, 2012

Traffic signals are in the works for a highway 11 intersection north of West Union. It’s the four-way intersection of 11, Fowler Road, and Scenic Heights Road. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned it’s to be a cost-sharing project of the South Carolina DOT and the Oconee County “C” Fund Committee. Because of a number of accidents…

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Tree recycling

December 28, 2012

‘Tis the season for Christmas tree recycling at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Hartwell Lake. Through February 15, the Corps will collect used, natural Christmas trees (no artificial trees) that will be used as fish attractors throughout Lake Hartwell. The trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in various locations…

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Solid Waste schedule change

December 28, 2012

New Year’s Day will require a schedule change for the Oconee County Solid Waste services. According to Swain Still, the director, the county landfill will be closed Tuesday, January 1. The manned convenience centers will be closed Tuesday, January 1 and Wednesday, January 2. Normal schedule resumes Thursday, January 3.

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Job fair and expo in early 2013

December 28, 2012

South Carolina Works Centers and the Corporate and Community Division of Tri-County Technical College are reaching out to unemployed and under-employed persons during a Job Fair and Training Expo. The event for Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens residents takes place 9 a-m to noon Monday, January 7 in the Industrial and Business Development Center at Tech’s…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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