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“General Beauregard Lee” did not see his shadow!

February 2, 2015
“General Beauregard Lee” did not see his shadow!

 The South’s most famous ground hog emerged shortly after 7:30 this morning and he did not see his shadow which is a portent that, perhaps, there will be an early end to winter in these parts. The conditions were cloudy and blustery this morning when “General Beauregard Lee” came out at the Yellow River Game…

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Fire last week remains under investigation

February 2, 2015

Fire that nearly destroyed a Walhalla home last week remains under investigation. Chief Doug Kelley this morning said his department suspects that last Thursday night’s fire at 6 Keowee Street was an electrical fire, but will turn to an insurance company for its evaluation. Those who lived there received help from the Oconee Chapter of…

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Blue Ridge Fest to stage May 8

February 2, 2015

The 2015 Blue Ridge Fest takes place Friday, May 8 on the grounds of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens. It’ll be a beach night show and dance and a classic car cruise-in. Underlying the fun is a serious purpose: financial support for one dozen area human-help agencies. This year four of those help…

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Weekend traffic fatality

February 2, 2015

A weekend traffic fatality reported in Pickens County. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim was a 23-year old Pickens resident—Alanah Elizabeth Holcombe. The fatal accident occurred at 9:30 Friday night at Prater’s Creek Road and Allgood Bridge Road.

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Small fire at apartment complex

January 31, 2015

Walhalla fire fighters put out a mattress fire this morning in the stairwell of an apartment complex on N. Laurel Street.  While that call was in progress, fire fighters requested all residents of Walhalla Gardens to temporarily evacuate their premises.  No one was hurt.

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Being on the right side of the “Digital Divide”

January 30, 2015

In the 21st century high tech world, the quality of our lives or, in some cases, a person’s ability to make a living depends on being connected. Oconee’s director of public libraries, Philip Cheney, is well aware of this and has been speaking out about it. He tells us it’s good to be on the…

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A prediction on the “missing drug money” case

January 30, 2015

Within two to three months, the Oconee Sheriff predicts, he will finish his investigation of the case of $500 thousand worth of missing drug money which came to light a little more than five years ago. A former Sheriff’s Office manager admitted embezzling the money and was sent to prison for a year and a…

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Investigators avoid speculation in Clemson student’s death

January 30, 2015

Though there has been speculation that last year’s death of a Clemson student in Oconee was an accident, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said his office is resisting speculation and, in answer to a reporter’s question, is not willing to conclude that Tucker Hipps’ death was an accident. Early one morning last September 19-year old Hipps, in…

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Crenshaw believes in community-oriented policing

January 30, 2015

Community-oriented policing principles are beginning to pay off for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, in the opinion of third-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The first-term sheriff put a cap on the year 2014 with a seven and a half page report that highlights accomplishments in his administration’s attempts to establish better relations with citizens and build partnership…

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Accident practically in front of City Hall!

January 30, 2015

A car accident has occurred on Westminster’s E. Windsor Street this morning–nearly in front of the City Hall.

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Calendar

  • May 17, 2015Stumphouse Mountain Church of God's Revival
  • May 22, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 23, 2015 3:00 pmCrossroads Baptist Church No. 2 Youth Fish Fry
  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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