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House burns near Seneca area intersection

February 24, 2015

Fire heavily damaged what appeared to be an unoccupied house late this near the Seneca area intersection of Wells Highway and Shiloh Road. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, said the fire occurred in a house on the Patterson Road. No one was hurt, but the cause of the fire remained undetermined by early afternoon.

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“I saw my friend get murdered,” trial witness testifies

February 24, 2015

“I saw my friend get murdered,” prosecution witness testifies 1600, Tue., 24 February 2015..lrm Prosecution witness Richard Bagwell told an Oconee General Sessions jury that he saw Evan Tyner “disappear” the early morning of July 9, 2013—the day the 21-year old friend died of a buckshot pellet from a shotgun. By disappear, Bagwell explained, Tyner…

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Videos shown of robbery and pool vandalism

February 24, 2015

The Walhalla police are drawing attention to video surveillance in the hope that it will lead someone to come forward with information that can help solve two crimes that have rocked the County Seat. They were reported three days apart. Chief Ronald Wilbanks this morning narrated a video recording which showed in progress the February…

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Sheriff’s Office stands ready!

February 24, 2015

Mindful that another potential, heavier snow is on the way, Oconee Sheriff’s Office has positioned itself to be ready to assist the public. “If anyone is in need of law enforcement assistance in the county, please contact the Sheriff’s Office and we will respond to those calls,” says Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. “If you have a…

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A morning to try out the sleds!

February 24, 2015

A moderate snowfall has given Oconee County the look of a rare winter wonderland. And the spectacle has not been lost on some of the young at heart. A handful of them have assembled on the grounds of the hilly Walhalla Community Depot at Kaufman Square to go sledding. Depending on where you are the…

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Transition going well, Hunter Kome says

February 24, 2015

Oconee Memorial Hospital and its new owner, the Greenville Health System, have yet to be able to mesh their separate financial accounting systems, but the transition is going well, according to Hunter Kome. The president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS told the Oconee board of directors last night, “We’re having a good year…

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Reward money still out there!

February 24, 2015

Crime Stoppers of Oconee and BASF are still offering reward money for information on the loss of precious metals from the plant near Seneca. The posted reward is up to $2 thousand dollars for information that leads to the recovery of the metals and materials, as well as potential arrests in any of the cases.…

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Trial to start this morning

February 24, 2015

At the Oconee Courthouse, a jury has been selected in the case of Shane Adam Burdette, charged with murder. The Westminster area man is accused in the shooting death in the summer of 2013 at 108 Mount Pleasant Road of 21-year old James Evan Tyner. Yesterday Judge Cordell Maddox ruled investigators had given Burdette proper…

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Sammy Dickson elected to bank board of directors

February 24, 2015

The board of directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, parent company of Blue Ridge Bank, has unanimously elected Sammy Dickson to its board. Dickson lives in Westminster, attended Oconee schools, and is a graduate of Anderson College. Since 1975, he has been employed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative and currently serves as the manager of…

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Hospital grants county easement for a YMCA

February 24, 2015

The board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital granted an easement last night to Oconee County to cross the property that is set aside for the county’s first YMCA, featuring an indoor aquatic center. The board acted after a presentation by Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, and Phil Shirley, director of county…

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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