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28-year old man charged in Utica drug case

April 17, 2015

A man walking across someone else’s backyard in Utica community near Seneca raised the suspicions of an Oconee sheriff’s deputy. The man wound up arrested and charged Wednesday night with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office has identified the arrested man as John Daniel Alexander Price, 28-year old resident of Sirrine Street. Narcotics officers and a…

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Spring concert tonight

April 17, 2015

The annual spring concert by the Tri-County Technical College Chorus is 7 o’clock tonight in the Marshall Parker Auditorium on the Pendleton campus. The concert, featuring a new jazz band, is free and open to the public.

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“It’s an incredible amount of money”

April 17, 2015

“It’s an incredible amount of money” 0630, Fri., 17 April 2015..lrm For a retail water supplier, such as Pioneer Rural Water District, $16.5 million is a lot of money. Pioneer board member Eddie Grant calls $16.5 million “an incredible amount,” but he believes the water district is making the right move to borrow the sum…

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Student’s death top priority for Sheriff’s Office

April 17, 2015

Oconee sheriff’s officers are indicating there is a balancing act underway to determine what happened to Clemson student Tucker Hipps and to release information to the media and public anxious to know what happened. Captain Greg Reed of the Sheriff’s Office said, “However, finding out what happened to Tucker for his family and preserving the…

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Youth Theatre to be organized next week

April 16, 2015

Oconee Community Theatre will turn its attention this summer to a production of The Wizard of Oz and the formation of its first Youth Theatre. To get things started, there will be an organization meeting of interested parents and children. This meeting will be 7 o’clock Tuesday night at the theatre in Utica. Herschel Harper…

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Plastics firm to locate near I-85 in Anderson

April 16, 2015

State officials are announcing today that a subsidiary of a German-based company will open a plastics manufacturing operation off I-85 in the Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson County. The first U-S facility for the EuWe (OY-vay) Group plans an $11 million investment and, by full scale production, will offer 49 jobs. Those interested in applying…

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I-85 accident

April 16, 2015

Responders from Fair Play discovered a car in the woods this morning near exit 2 on I-85. EMS transported the driver for treatment.

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Tax abatement ruled out for West Union prospect

April 16, 2015

There’s a prospect to fill up space in an empty section of a West Union shopping center, but the town has ruled out tax abatement for the business. According to Mayor Linda Oliver, the town council this week considered the prospect’s request to abate property taxes for up to five years. But Oliver said the…

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Multiple charges arise from late night incident

April 16, 2015

Multiple charges have been placed by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as the result of a late Tuesday night incident on Bessie Lee Drive near Walhalla.  According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, three charges were placed against Thomas Gregory Lockridge Jr:  kidnapping, assault and battery first degree, and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated…

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Bat potentially exposes one person to rabies

April 16, 2015

South Carolina DHEC has referred one person to a private health care provider to talk about post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to a rabid bat in the Clemson area of Pickens County. The bat was found dead in a room where the person was sleeping. But there was no obvious evidence that the victim…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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