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Primary absentee balloting appears light

May 30, 2014

Figures released yesterday indicate that both in Oconee and across the state absentee balloting for the primary elections appears light.  And that raises questions about the overall voter turnout that the Democrats and the Republicans will see for their June 10 primaries.  By yesterday, nearly 18 thousand absentee ballots had been issued statewide.  By comparison,…

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Woman charged with stealing truck near Seneca

May 30, 2014

A 26-year old Oconee County woman has been jailed on the charge of stealing her neighbor’s truck.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, Christy Ashtin Worley was charged with grand larceny of a 2008 maroon, 4-door GMC Sierra, which contained a bed cover valued at around $17 thousand.  The theft occurred at a home on Meldau…

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Tetramer expands Pendleton facility

May 29, 2014

Tetramer Technologies, a company that makes materials and researches new materials, will expand its plant in the AndersonCounty town of Pendleton.  An additional 25 new jobs are planned over the next five years.  The company previously occupied 50% of the incubator space in the GriffithBuilding at 657 S. Mechanic Street, but has since expanded into…

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Groundbreaking ceremony

May 29, 2014

Everyone has an invitation tomorrow for a groundbreaking ceremony on the grounds of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina.  Tomorrow’s 3 o’clock  event will break ground for Phase II Outdoor Exhibits at the museum.  The location is 120 History Lane, across U-S 76 from Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege in Pendleton.  “Donations from many generous donors have…

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Event will recognize unsung war heroes

May 29, 2014

A program to recognize the unsung heroes who defended the country’s freedom in war will take place 4 to 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon at GreenviewBaptistChurch, 105 Church Street, Clemson.  “A Salute to Our Everyday Heroes” is sponsored by the Clemson Area African American Museum, in partnership with the CharlesH.HoustonCenter at ClemsonUniversity.  The keynote speaker will…

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Damage suit against Oconee bumped from trial docket

May 29, 2014

A lawsuit seeking damages from Oconee County has been removed from the top spot for trial during this month’s term of the Common Pleas Court. The two-week Common Pleas schedule beginning Monday in Walhalla was to have started with Plateau Excavation versus Oconee County and others. But a spokeswoman for the court says not all…

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Burglary defendant heads to trial

May 29, 2014

In the Oconee General Sessions Court, a jury has been selected to hear evidence in the Jonathan Allen Finney trial. Arrested and charged with burglary first degree and petty larceny in 2013, Finney is being represented by Assistant Public Defender Danny Day. Deputy Solicitor David Wagner is serving as the trial prosecutor.  

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“Leave it in the car”

May 29, 2014

Those entering the Oconee Courthouse today face a sign announcing a new rule covering courtroom decorum. Beginning today, electronic devices are forbidden inside the courtrooms. Those devices include cell phones, iPads, and Kindles. Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield says it’s an order from the judges in the 10th Circuit. She says the only exceptions will…

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Legal opinion addresses age-old irk

May 29, 2014

The office of South Carolina Attorney General has weighed in with an opinion on an issue that, over the years, has annoyed some rural residents who rely on municipalities for water service. At the request of Anderson State Representative Don Bowen, the Attorney General’s office this month issued a seven-page opinion on whether the City…

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Child found soaking wet, teeth chattering

May 29, 2014

Sheriff’s deputies during a welfare check in Utica over the Memorial Day holiday weekend found a small girl soaking wet, teeth chattering, underneath a porch on Village Creek Circle. DSS placed the girl into protective custody, and the sheriff’s officers arrested the father who they say ran from them on Utica streets—dragging the girl as…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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