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Unified effort against drug dealers

April 8, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and the county’s five police departments are working together today to try to sweep the streets clear of drug offenders. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw calls it a unified law enforcement effort. Crenshaw said, “We are most effective when we work together and share our resources toward our continued efforts to get the drug…

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ITECH South expands in Oconee

April 8, 2015

The official announcement that an Oconee manufacturer is expanding arrived today from the offices of the Governor and the Department of Commerce. The announcement follows an Oconee County Council meeting last night when the county tied ribbons to a financial package for the company and its promise over the next five years to make a…

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Senator calls video “horrific” and “troubling”

April 8, 2015

U-S Senator Tim Scott, a Charleston native and resident, calls the video that has surfaced in the shooting death of a black motorist in nearby N. Charleston as “horrific” and “deeply troubling.” A white policeman has been charged with murder. In a statement, Scott said, “It is clear the killing of Walter Scott was unnecessary…

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Vandals leave incriminating evidence

April 8, 2015

Vandals marked up Walhalla’s main playground with sidewalk chalk, but they left enough incriminating evidence behind that the police were able to make arrests within two days. Capt. Paul Harris says what happened Sunday afternoon at Sertoma Field has cost the city $500 dollars, including the bill for a pressure wash of the picnic shelter…

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Oconee student seeks national office

April 8, 2015

An Oconee County student seeks an executive office in the national student organization DECA, Inc. She’s Katelan Hudson, senior at Seneca High School and a student at the Hamilton Career Center. Both Katelan and her advisor, Amy Welch, are hopeful that members of the public will contribute to a fundraising effort to allow Katelan to…

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Walhalla water project draws interest

April 8, 2015

Walhalla’s plans to replace its 1963 water treatment plant have drawn interest from three out of county companies. Yesterday was the deadline for companies to respond to Walhalla’s RFPs—requests for proposals. Three companies made known their interest to City Hall: the Harper Corporation of Greenville, Crowder Construction of Apex, North Carolina and State Utilities Contractors…

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Floating platform suggested to curb drownings

April 8, 2015

Last Friday’s drowning in an upper section of Lake Keowee is a reminder to the Oconee County council member who represents the area that swimming in the vicinity of “The Rock” can be dangerous. And last night, in an effort to help swimmers who are overcome while attempting to swim out to the popular area,…

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Westminster meeting postponed

April 8, 2015

Tomorrow night’s Community Ideas Forum in Westminster has been postponed. According to Tamy Sanford, code and development coordinator, the meeting has been postponed until further notice.  

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Council casts vote after executive session

April 8, 2015

At the end of a long night for the Oconee County Council, the council passed a motion that left some in the audience wondering. There were no details provided after the following motion by District Three’s Paul Cain passed unanimously: “My motion is that we direct the administrator to proceed pursuant to the terms discussed…

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Pleas of guilt resolve homcide case

April 7, 2015

Two remaining co-defendants in the case of an Oconee County homicide in 2013 are prison-bound. In court appearances this morning, Zack Daniel Patterson and Patrick Grant Covone pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of manslaughter. Covone and Patterson were sent to prison for five years and placed on probation five years. Patterson is 24…

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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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