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Federal jurist to swear-in Crenshaw

December 20, 2012

Mike Crenshaw takes the oath of office New Year’s Eve to begin his four-year term as Oconee County Sheriff. The 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, December 31 ceremony at the Oconee Courthouse is open to the public. Federal Judge Tim Cain, an Oconee County resident, will administer the oath. And once the oath is given, Crenshaw…

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Two citizens honored for their bravery

December 20, 2012

Two Pickens County private citizens are being recognized this week with a plaque and remarks of appreciation for coming to the aid of a sheriff’s deputy, attempting to arrest a suspect. On September 10 at a convenience store, Master Deputy Scott Ticknor approached a suspect, for whom a felony warrant had been issued. According to…

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Oconee a Purple Heart county

December 20, 2012

A resolution, signed by Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, proclaims Oconee County a Purple Heart County in South Carolina. A total of 210 county residents lost their lives in the armed conflicts since 1898 and a large number have been awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat. The…

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Arrest in eight-month old burglary

December 20, 2012

A 42-year old Oconee County woman has been arrested as part of the Sheriff’s Department’s five-month investigation of a home burglary on the Coffee Road. The burglary, reported during a two-week period in May, netted thieves a variety of households goods, clothes, and tools. Sheriff’s officers yesterday arrested Sherry Anita Gibson of the Westminster Highway…

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Removal, repair or replace

December 20, 2012

Unless something changes, the recommendation to be forwarded to the State Department of Transportation Commission will call for the removal of a timber bridge near Westminster, 96.3/WGOG NEWS learned today. Three weeks have passed since the fate of the North Seed Farm Road bridge was the subject of a DOT public information meeting in Westminster.…

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Lawsuit remindful of scene in Deliverance

December 20, 2012

Allegations contained in a lawsuit filed in the Oconee Common Pleas Court are remindful of a scene from the movie “Deliverance.” Early in the movie that debuted 40 years ago there’s a scene of wild driving by the character played by Burt Reynolds as Reynolds drove fellow co-star Jon Voight toward the Chattooga River. But,…

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From Oconee to Afghanistan

December 20, 2012

Scott Moore left the mountain hamlet of Mountain Rest long ago. At this time of year Bradley Scott Moore, a lieutenant colonel in the U-S Army stationed in Afghanistan, is thinking about his native home and his loved ones. A telephone hookup across several time zones yesterday allowed 96.3/WGOG NEWS to interview the career Army…

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Two graduation ceremonies

December 20, 2012

For the first time, Clemson University holds two ceremonies today to cover winter graduation. About 11-hundred students are to graduate at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Two noteworthy female graduates will march across the stage for their diplomas. One is an author and TV host, Raven Magwood, who graduates at the age of 19. The other is…

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The 5th State of Oconee

December 20, 2012

Organizers of the next State of Oconee Luncheon have called on the county’s first-year director of economic development to keynote the 2013 event. Richard Blackwell will give his view of how Oconee County is positioned to succeed and tell what still needs to be done. The luncheon, sponsored by the chambers of commerce, takes place…

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Way-finding signs in Walhalla

December 19, 2012

Let’s say you’re driving in Walhalla and are new to the area, and you want to find one or a number of Oconee County’s tourist and recreation spots. Ken Sloan has done some thinking on this, and he believes he has the solution. The director of the Mountain Lakes CVB is asking the leaders of…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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