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Oconee’s 2015 Ambassador for Economic Development

April 6, 2015

Oconee’s 2015 Ambassador for Economic Development is a manufacturing plant manager near Westminster who is said to be worthy of this year’s award for two important reasons. As part of the Annual Industry Appreciation Week, the South Carolina Department of Commerce recognized Bobby Dover of U-S Engine Valve for his exceptional efforts to bolster community…

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Worker falls at the new jail site

April 6, 2015

A worker fell while at work on the site of the new Oconee County jail. The accident occurred Friday. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he is checking with the project manager for New South Construction to ascertain the extent of the worker’s injuries.

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Overnight public safety calls

April 6, 2015

At this hour, public safety responders remained on scene of an accident near Walhalla. State troopers are investigating an accident in which a vehicle hit a tree on the Bush Creek Road at Coffee Road. Earlier, fire broke out in a home near Seneca, on E. Lonsdale Street in the Utica Community. Seneca fire fighters…

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Teenager dies four hours after being pulled from lake

April 4, 2015

A Spartanburg County teenager died in a Greenville hospital of complications from an apparent drowning earlier in Lake Keowee. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis said Treven Tolliver, 17-year old resident of Greer, was pronounced dead at 9:17 Friday night at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Four hours earlier, Oconee 9-1-1 received a call for help at Fall Creek…

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Focusing attention on the needs of Oconee children

April 3, 2015

The event in Oconee County that is going to mark this month’s National Week of the Young Child will be a community baby shower designed for all expectant mothers. The event will be 10 to 2 on Saturday, April 18 at Seneca’s Shaver Recreation Complex. To the first 50 pregnant women who go, there will…

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Pro footballer to give back to his hometown

April 3, 2015

Houston Texans’ pass catcher DeAndre Hopkins returns home next week to give back to his native Central. Hopkins announces he will sponsor this year’s Central Hurricanes. The 12-and-under team belongs to the Tri-County Football League and will begins its season April 15. Hopkins, as a boy, played on the same fields as the Central Hurricanes…

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Spring Jubilee weekend in Pendleton

April 3, 2015

This is Spring Jubilee weekend in Pendleton. Organizers of this 38th annual event hope for sunshine, warm breezes and two good days on the village green. The jubilee, known for its artists and craftsmen, officially starts at 10 tomorrow morning. The weekend will include bike rides through the countryside.

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Food drive benefits the Salvation Army

April 3, 2015
Food drive benefits the Salvation Army

 The pantry of the Salvation Army in Walhalla is in better shape, thanks to a donation from the Local Emergency Planning Commission of Oconee County. From a food drive by commission member organizations, about 200 cans of food were delivered yesterday to the Salvation Army at its location on S. John Street. Commission members Scott…

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Arrest made in Seneca car breakins

April 2, 2015

The police in Seneca say a car they stopped this week in search of an auto break-in suspect started as a case of driving under suspension. But it escalated. The police say in the vehicle driven by Orin Kemp, 38, of Whittle’s Trailer Park, they found incriminating evidence. That evidence included identification documents belonging to…

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Monday is back to school day

April 2, 2015

The school calendar shows this Monday, April 6, as an off day for Oconee public schools. But Monday has become a snow make-up day, and a district official says schools will resume at regular time. They have been closed this week for spring break.

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Calendar

  • July 28, 2015 3:00 pmCrossgate Church Bible Boot Camp
  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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