Public’s help asked to locate a Georgia woman

Oconee Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help to find a Georgia woman who is being accused of filing a false police report. At the same time, the Sheriff’s Office has recalled a robbery warrant against a Pendleton man. The Sheriff’s Office has announced a warrant charging 21-year old Eulalia Miguel of Baldwin, Georgia with filing a false report alleging […]

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61 years later, a perspective on Briggs v. Elliott

This month marks the 61st year since a Supreme Court decision shook the country. In Brown versus the Board of Education May 17, 1954, the high court ruled segregated public schools unconstitutional. That ruling would lead to the end of dual systems of schools. The case originated in Topeka, Kansas, but an Oconee County attorney says what many people don’t […]

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Fourth Coffee with a Cop

Yesterday’s “Coffee With a Cop” was the fourth in a series, sponsored by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. County officers met members of the public from 8 until 9:30 yesterday morning at the Gazebo Restaurant in Fair Play. Those attending were deputies, members of the command staff from the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, and the state Department of Natural Resources.

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School lunch price increase next year

One of the action items for Oconee school trustees next week is a recommendation to raise the price of a school lunch by 5 cents for 2015-16. The trustees are being told by Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, that the Department of Agriculture requirements mandate that school lunch prices be increased until the price for a full pay meal equals […]

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Tamassee camp cited for drinking water violation

A state-run camp in Oconee County’s Tamassee community is being cited for a violation of drinking water regulations. At its meeting today, the board of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is scheduled to act on a plan to resolve what it found in violation at Camp Ghigau. The camp, on White Rock Road, is run by the […]

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Arming the Kurds against ISIL

Senator Lindsey Graham says he supports allowing the President temporary, emergency authority to provide weapons and training to Iraqi Kurds. The South Carolina Republican says the Kurds are a critical partner in the fight against ISIL. Graham is a co-sponsor of the bi-partisan legislation.

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Utility trailer stolen

A new and enclosed metal utility trailer was stolen late last month in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office hopes the public will spot the stolen trailer which is 6’ by 12’, single axle, black in color with a straight hitch. Forest River manufactured the trailer and the company’s sticker is displayed on the side, along with a sticker marked “Sunshine.” […]

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Kenneth Jones

Kenneth Leon Jones, 88, of 1196 Coffee Road, Walhalla died Tuesday at his home.  The retired mail carrier was the widower of Deeva Evelyn McDonald Jones.  The funeral will be 5 p-m Friday ay Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  A private burial will be held.  The family receives friends from 4 to 5 p-m Friday, prior to the service at the […]

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Supply problems delay Streetscape

A delay in the arrival of supplies and equipment has pushed back the start of work on Walhalla’s Streetscape. City Administrator Nancy Goehle today said the start date is now Monday, May 18. Some pipe has arrived and is stored behind a construction trailer at Main and N. Spring. Meantime, utilities director Scott Parris has been talking to Duke Energy […]

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