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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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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