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Preliminary hearing day

July 11, 2014

Twenty-two criminal court defendants face preliminary hearings today at the Oconee County Courthouse, in front of Magistrate Will Derrick. The defendants and their attorneys get the chance to hear and see some of the evidence available to the prosecution. A one-week term of General Sessions Court is planned July 21-25.

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Emergency response team needs volunteers

July 11, 2014

An Oconee County emergency response team needs volunteers. It’s Oconee’s “CERT” program that focuses on neighbors helping neighbors during disasters. Its mission is to create awareness, to educate, and to equip residents what to do before, during and after a disaster. “CERT” looks to pick up momentum by recruiting more volunteers. A training course takes…

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Final forum for candidates

July 11, 2014

Three finalists for the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost return to Clemson University next week for the last of three campus forums. The university community gets the chance to meet the finalists from 9 to 10:15 Tuesday morning in the Lee Hall auditorium. The finalists are Gregory Crawford, dean of the College…

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Broadcaster regales Rotarians with career tales

July 10, 2014

Seneca Rotarians this afternoon heard a rich and powerful voice that belongs to a veteran of the broadcast industry. From radio-television fame, Jim Bohannon spoke of a career primarily in radio news and talk shows—a career that started in his hometown of Lebanon, Missouri. It’s a career that allows Bohannon to interview many of the…

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Riordan to be here adress hospital merger

July 10, 2014

The president/CEO of Greenville Health System, Michael Riordan, has accepted an invitation to come to Oconee County to speak to a meeting of the Oconee Economic Alliance. And Glenn Buddin, alliance chairman, says he expects Riordan will talk about the large health care provider and its imminent take over of the Oconee Medical Center. The…

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Drug-seized vehicles and equipment to highest bids

July 10, 2014

Drug-seized vehicles and equipment in the possession of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office will go to auction next month and be available to the highest bidder. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw announces the auction will take place at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, August 2 at the County Vehicle Maintenance Facility at 15026 Wells Highway, Seneca. The vehicles and…

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Moulder calls it a re-affirmation

July 10, 2014

What Scott Moulder heard at a meeting today was music to the ears of the Oconee County administrator. What the South Carolina State Ports Authority has to offer in the way of its main port in Charleston and its new in-land port at Greer is a re-affirmation, Moulder says, of the county’s partnership with Seneca…

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South Carolina’s main port takes no backseat

July 10, 2014

The main South Carolina port at Charleston is a busy place, but an official says you can expect the harbor port to become an even busier place in the future as the port improves, expands and adds customers. Jack Ellenburg of the South Carolina State Ports Authority elicited  wows from the crowd hearing him at…

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Dangerous exotic signs available

July 10, 2014
Dangerous exotic signs available

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is spreading the word to owners of all dangerous exotic animals in Oconee County that warnings signs are available for posting. In a meeting this week, Crenshaw and members of an Oconee County Council public safety committee agreed to ask residents who own such animals to voluntarily place a sign on their…

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Wal-Mart worker arrested

July 9, 2014

A man who worked at the Seneca Wal-Mart has been arrested and charged with taking about $5 thousand in cash from the store. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Kenneth Dewayne McElreath on Tuesday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Sheriff’s reports identified the 38-year old McElreath as a former…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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