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Mother ruled incompetent to stand trial

January 15, 2015

An Oconee County woman who took her four daughters across the country allegedly violating a custodial arrangement has been ruled incompetent to stand trial. The announcement was made today by General Sessions Judge Eugene Griffith. Instead, the judge announced, Laverne Marie Bennett is to be remanded to the custody of the state Department of Mental…

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West Union man faces sex charge

January 15, 2015

According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a 25-year old West Union man turned himself over to the custody of a deputy yesterday to face a charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor third degree. The Sheriff’s Office identified the man booked into the Oconee Detention Center as James Andrew Massey, accused of inappropriately touching a…

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Prison term for lewd acts

January 15, 2015

In court this morning, a former Westminster resident received a sentence amounting to 10 years for sexually abusing two members of his family. The sentence was handed down to Harold G. Fincannon, who now lives in Myrtle Beach. He pleaded guilty to two charges of lewd act on a child—offenses that occurred several years ago…

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New air quality standards to be reviewed

January 15, 2015

In two weeks, an Upstate committee will learn how new federal air quality standards will apply. The Oconee County representative to the committee, Art Holbrooks, anticipates at this January 27 meeting South Carolina DHEC will give an overview of the EPA standards announced late last year. Holbrooks, Oconee’s strategic planner, has been part of Clean…

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Southern Wesleyan to aid Haiti

January 15, 2015
Southern Wesleyan to aid Haiti

 The economy of the Caribbean nation Haiti is little improved—even after unprecedented foreign aid poured in as relief to earthquake victims there five years ago. Joshua Paul and Todd Voss are among those concerned. Last month Voss, in his capacity as president of Southern Wesleyan University in Central, and Paul, an Upstate physician, Haiti native,…

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Early donor to Legion Post’s building program

January 15, 2015

The owner of Davenport Funeral Home, Larry Hendrix, is an early donor to the fund drive being waged by the Walhalla American Legion Post. Hendrix is one person well aware of the poor condition of the legion’s current home on N. Church Street. The Legionnaires have been given property, but they need to raise the…

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Leadership Oconee announces project

January 15, 2015
Leadership Oconee announces project

  The Leadership Oconee County Class of 2014-15 wants to ensure that the Westminster community does not lose its We Care food and clothing pantry. Brandy Taylor, class president, announced this week, “We are going to repair some of the exterior and interior and reorganize the items inside so that We Care will be functional for…

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Missing: Katie Nicole Hicks

January 15, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help in finding a 31-year old woman reported missing this week. Katie Nicole Hicks has an address of 447 Spake Road, Pendleton. A deputy responded to her parents Oconee County address shortly after 4 o’clock Monday afternoon. The deputy quotes the parents as saying Hicks and a grandson had…

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Two stab wounds, one fatal

January 15, 2015

An autopsy has disclosed that a 27-year old man killed Tuesday in Walhalla sustained two stab wounds, one of which proved fatal. Coroner Karl Addis said the autopsy confirmed that a knife inflicted two stab wounds to the back of Jeremy Lee Little. The Walhalla police have arrested three people in their investigation, and Addis…

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Judge declares end to trial

January 14, 2015

The trial of a Walhalla area man ended when the jury was unable to reach a verdict. Judge Eugene Griffith declared a hung jury last night in the Oconee General Sessions Court in the State’s case against Bruce Alan Wilson Sr., charged with resisting arrest. Deputies answered a domestic call to Wilson’s home on Rooster…

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  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
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  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
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