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Night time burglary leads to arrest

January 23, 2014
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A four-day investigation of a Walhalla home burglary led to the arrest yesterday of a 42-year old man. The police say Joey Lane Donald became the prime suspect on the very night that windows were broken and entry was made to a home on S. Spring Street. Curtis Rogers, assistant police chief, said North Carolina…

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For $35, Westminster to get police vehicle

January 23, 2014
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The Westminster police are about to get their hands on a used vehicle that they’ll be able to use for patrol or narcotics work, and officer Rory Jones says it’s only going to cost $35 dollars. The $35 dollars is the money that’s required as part of a trade. The police department will swap a…

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Seniors targeted in phone scam

January 23, 2014
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Seniors are being targeted in a telephone scam, and Senior Solutions, serving Oconee and Anderson counties, says this scam resembles others that try to obtain personal information. Three members of the Senior Solutions Marketplace Cinema Center in Anderson report they were victims. The scam works this way: A call shows up on caller I-D as…

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Homicide by child abuse brings prison term

January 23, 2014
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An Oconee County man has been sent to prison for 20 years—the result of yesterday’s plea in General Sessions Court to the charge of homicide by child abuse. McKenzie Lee Turner, 27 years old, appeared in court to answer allegations that he caused the death of his seven-month-old niece. Amy Genesis Stashluk died in 2012…

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Graham concerned for Olympics security

January 23, 2014
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Senator Lindsey Graham is worried for the safety of Olympic athletes in Sochi. But his concern for the athletes’ safety is just part of a pessimistic feeling Graham gave yesterday during a visit to an Oconee County manufacturing plant. “I can tell you the conditions in the Mideast are ripe for another attack on the…

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Plea leads to negotiated sentence

January 23, 2014
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A 39-year old man admitted guilt in the Oconee General Sessions Court to taking indecent liberties with a teenage girl. The court was told that Jamie Garner Smith’s involvement with the girl started when he began to attend her church and escalated as he became youth minister for the church. Smith pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon…

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Rotary tribute to Archie Barron

January 23, 2014
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Today’s Seneca Rotary Club meeting is devoted to the late Archie Barron, the county councilman from Seneca and a Rotary member. Club members are being asked to bring a story or tribute to honor Barron’s memory. The funeral takes place 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Seneca Presbyterian Church.      

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Moulder: appeal still possible

January 22, 2014
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As late as today, Oconee County had filed no appeal of last month’s loss of zoning challenge. And it appears the county’s decision whether to appeal will come down to the final days of the period for which the appeal is possible. The case involves the summary judgment won last month by David McMahan, Jean…

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A gift for the libraries

January 22, 2014
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Oconee County Public Library is pleased to announce a $10,000 gift donated by Lem Chastain in memory of his mother. Chastain, who has a home in Mountain Rest, established the memorial fund with the goal to support literacy in that community. However, it will also be used to benefit the rest of the county. Part…

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At this hour: a plea of guilt

January 22, 2014
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A 39-year old man stands in Oconee General Sessions Court and admits his guilt in taking indecent liberties with a teenage girl. As part of a negotiated sentence, Jamie Garner Smith is pleading guilty to the charge of assault and battery second degree. The sentence, as recommended by assistant solicitor Lindsey Simmons, would be three…

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