Donation to Pickens County Humane Society


A check presented last night in Pickens is going to help jump start adding a spay and neuter lab for the Pickens County Humane Society.  During the Pickens County Council meeting, J-B Kelley of the Fraternal Order of Police Foothills Lodge #9 presented $2,500 to Samantha Gamble, Humane Society director.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A Miss and a Mister West-Oak

West-Oak High School has a new slate of pageant winners.  Morghen Davis emerged from Saturday night’s pageant with the title of Miss West-Oak.  Her court includes Carly Waldroup, Miss Senior; Kennedy Burton, Miss Junior; Zoe Corbett, Miss Sophomore; and Gracie Holbrooks, Miss Freshman.  During intermission, Price Ratliff was crowned Mr. West-Oak.    VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Additional arrests in drug sweep

Six additional drug suspects have been apprehended in what Oconee Sheriff’s Office calls “Operation Ice Chizel.”  Yesterday’s announcement states that the six bring to 14 the number of those who have been rounded up so far.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, “This drug round-up is focused on our continued efforts to further disrupt the distribution and trafficking of methamphetamine in Oconee […]

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Refugees not welcome here

The violence in the Middle East is thousands of miles from Oconee County’s front door.  But those who are being displaced from their countries are not likely to encounter a welcome mat in Oconee.  At its meeting tonight, there is to be first and final reading of a resolution to declare that the county will not take part in the […]

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Diploma made possible by Act 155

A South Carolina law makes certain students who left school without graduating eligible for that all-important diploma.  Oconee public schools want to locate those who qualify for diplomas under state act 155.  “We have tried to get the word out about this so that eligible students can apply before the December 31 deadline,” said Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations.  […]

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Store burglary in southern Oconee

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Cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money were taken during a store burglary in southern Oconee County.  The crime occurred early yesterday at highway 11 and Rock Hill Road.  Around 5 a-m an employee there discovered no power and a hole in the wall.  If you can help the Oconee Sheriff’s Office solve this burglary, you are eligible for a […]

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Ruth Holland Jones

Ruth Holland Jones, 80, of 9449 N. Hwy. 11, Tamassee died Thursday at her home.  She was the wife of Bill Jones.  The funeral will be 2 pm Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  The family receives friends from 12:30-1:30 pm, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may […]

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Dorothy Y. Grant

Dorothy Yolanda Telly Harrison Grant, 46,  of 224 Robert Grant Road, Westminster died Saturday, November 7 at her home.  The funeral will be 2 pm Sunday, November 15 at the Seneca River Family Life Center.  Burial in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family is at the home.  Adams Mortuary in charge of arrangements for Dorothy Y. Grant. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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“How come your jet fuel is so high?”

Oconee’s new airport director, Jeff Garrison, had hardly settled in when it came time last Saturday to handle airport operations on the day of the Clemson home game with Florida State.  It was a busy day.  The airport counted 58 planes in and out last Saturday—carrying fans of both teams.  One of the pilots questioned the price at which the […]

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Arrest in Seneca By-Pass burglary

John Cody Duncan

The police in Seneca say a 34-year old Walhalla man was arrested yesterday and charged in a one-month old burglary at a By-Pass 123 nightspot.  Law enforcement documents show the arrested man, John Cody Duncan, faces charges of burglary second degree, malicious damage and simple larceny.  A burglary alarm during the pre-dawn hours of October 13 alerted police to Mullen’s […]

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