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Gravel road to be paved

March 24, 2015

A gravel section of an Oconee County-maintained road near Seneca is on the schedule to be improved. Mack Kelley, director of county public works, said the plan is to improve and pave the gravel road section of the Brown Farm Road in the Return Community. Kelley said, “Plans and permitting are still being finalized but…

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Jury hears testimony in traffic offense trial

March 24, 2015

A Chickasaw Point man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with traffic offenses that arose from an accident 14 months ago near Westminster. Russell Alan Tupper is charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, and habitual traffic offender. According to assistant solicitor Beth Blundy, Tupper was charged by…

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Keowee Key man recognized by AARP

March 24, 2015

Keowee Key resident Harry Wertheimer has been recognized by the American Association of Retired Persons for teaching safe driver classes that attracted the highest, average number of participants in South Carolina. Wertheimer recently instructed two classes at Keowee Key and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Clemson that attracted more than 30 students. The new…

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Crooks and Chavez are new deputy sheriffs

March 24, 2015
Crooks and Chavez are new deputy sheriffs

 Two new deputy sheriffs have joined the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Rashad Crooks and Geraldo Chavez recently completed department training and look forward to serving the citizens of Oconee County. Crooks is a graduate of Seneca High School and Tri-County Technical College, where he majored in Criminal Justice. He began his career as an animal…

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Police chase ends in Walhalla driveway

March 24, 2015

A chase by the Walhalla police ended in the driveway of a S. Katherine Street home and the arrest of the driver they were pursuing. The police say the arrest of Tamassee resident Joshua Paul Price took place around 2 o’clock Saturday morning after Price’s vehicle hit a parked car in the driveway. The chase…

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Library Board once again tries to re-group

March 24, 2015

At their meeting, Oconee library trustees focused again on how they re-group in the aftermath of the defeat of last year’s 1-cent capital projects referendum. Last night they wondered aloud if county workers can build a new office building at the South Cove Park, can those same workers build new library facilities?

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Scope of hazing case widened today

March 23, 2015

Authorities say the scope of an incident of suspected hazing involving Walhalla soccer players has widened in nature. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, said new information has been provided Walhalla High Principal Steve Garrett as to what allegedly took place the night of March 16 as the Razorback boys’ soccer team returned by bus from…

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Ohio company to analyze Oconee road conditions

March 23, 2015

Oconee County has hired a company to inventory and assess the condition of 660 centerline miles of roads and pavement in the county. Using its ON-SIGHT vehicle, Transmap of Upper Arlington, Ohio will collect data to assist the county in determining the conditions of the roads. Weather permitting, Transmap will spend about 20 days in…

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Californian arrested on drug charges

March 23, 2015

A California man was arrested by Oconee sheriff’s officers over the weekend on multiple drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the arrest of 34-year old San Diego resident Steven Lee Duncan took place after deputies were called to Oconee Memorial Hospital. Warrants obtained by deputies Saturday accuse Duncan of possession with intent to distribute…

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18-month prison term for shoplifting defendant

March 23, 2015

A 40-year old woman with a previous shoplifting record has been sent to prison for 20 months. In Oconee General Sessions Court today, Judge Lawton McIntosh ordered a seven-year term for Vonetta Regenia Brown, suspended the sentence to 20 months and five years probation. Brown pleaded guilty today to shoplifting enhancement, which amounted to incidents…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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