Open house for Toastmasters

A new Toastmasters chapter is being organized in Oconee County. If you are interested in improving your communication skills, leadership abilities, or just making new friends, an event this month could be just right for you. A Toastmasters open house takes place at 11:30 Wednesday morning, May 20 at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. Light refreshments will be served.

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Techtronics Industries expands in Anderson

Techtronic Industries is expending in Anderson County. The company is to invest $85 million into a new distribution center that is to create more than 200 jobs the next five years. According to the state Department of Commerce, TTI’s new distribution center will be built near the I-85/SC 81 interchange. The intent is to improve efficiency and productivity, along with […]

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Swinging jail doors open

Monday is an important day for the contractor and the correctional guards at the new Oconee Jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Monday is the day they will open the electronic doors of the penal facility to give the jail guards an idea what it’s going to be like. “We should be fully operational sometime in July depending on our detention […]

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“Small stuff” remains before new bridge opens

“A DOT official says unless weather interferes, a new bridge over a secondary road near Seneca will open for traffic late next week. And when the bridge on Bountyland Road over a tributary of Richland Creek is ready it will spell an end to the detour that has faced motorists in the vicinity of Foothills Community Church since late February. […]

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Special County Council meeting

Going into a special Oconee County Council meeting this afternoon one question is whether a second time will prove the charm. Charming was no way to describe council’s deliberations earlier this week on what to do about a back tax claim against the owners of a plane kept at the Oconee Airport. An attempt to head off the case at […]

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Stolen car alert leads to arrests

Matching the description of a stolen car, the Seneca police stopped a silver Honda Civic headed eastbound yesterday on Railroad Street. That stop led to the arrest of the driver and the passenger. The police have announced warrants charging driver Tiffani Matthews with possession of stolen goods and possession of methamphetamine second offense and passenger Cody Eugene Tyler with possession […]

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Sarah Bagwell Neal

Sarah Bagwell Neal, 91, of 470 Rich Mountain Road, Westminster died Wednesday at her home.  She was the widow of Major V. Neal.  A graveside service will be 2 p-m Friday at Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends at Davenport Funeral Home from 12:30-1:30 p-m, prior to the service.  Flowers are accepted. Family members of Sarah Bagwell Neal are […]

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Lucas named to Chamber Hall of Fame

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce today announced Dr. Mike Lucas, retired superintendent of education, as its 2015 recipient of the chamber’s Hall of Fame award. The award will be presented at Spotlight Oconee, the chamber’s annual meeting and awards dinner May 15, for which tickets are still available. Lucas served seven years as superintendent, retiring last year. He and 29 […]

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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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