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For low income Oconee families, an urgent need

April 28, 2014

Oconeeans are being asked to help needy families in their community meet what’s considered an urgent and important need. You can help by donating diapers and wipes the week of May 5. Oconee families screened by the United Way for Medicaid eligibility receive one package a month unless there is an extreme health need. But…

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Trustees to consider property deal

April 28, 2014

School trustees in Anderson District Four will consider the purchase of a 9.6 acre parcel of property adjacent to Pendleton High School. A meeting of the board has been called for tomorrow morning at district headquarters.

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Judicial candidate has business in Columbia

April 28, 2014

Walhalla resident and Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate for the Tenth Circuit Seat Two judgeship. And he’ll find himself in Columbia today for a hearing before the state Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The hearing will delve into Sprouse’s qualifications to succeed Alex Macaulay who is scheduled for retirement December 31.

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Operation Infinity new roundup

April 23, 2014

By 3 this afternoon, 10 people sought in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office latest “Operation Infinity” had been arrested. Four of those 10 were already jailed for unrelated charges. Ten other people were being sought. This drug roundup makes five since Sheriff Crenshaw took office last year. The charges being alleged are a variety from the…

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Sweep UPDATE

April 23, 2014

Oconee’s Westminster-based magistrate Will Derrick this afternooon was in the midst of holding bond hearings for defendants who’ve been swept up by “Infinity Five”–the latest drig sweep by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. At one point, Derrick had held hearings for six defendants, with the expectation that he’ll hear bond requests for as many as 14…

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US ACOE recognized for Lake Hartwell cleanup

April 23, 2014

The Lake Hartwell project of the Army Corps of Engineers earned recognition from Georgia for the project’s efforts during the annual lake cleanup campaign. Rivers Alive, an outreach program led by the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources presents the Government Partner of the Year Award to recognize the government entity…

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Distracted driving law signs to be posted

April 23, 2014

In the week since a no distracted driving law took effect in the un-incorporated areas of Oconee County, sheriff’s officers have yet to stop someone for violating the law requiring hands-free cellular devices. But that, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, is by design. Crenshaw is insisting that before any of his officers make cases, they…

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ONS projects to be highlighted at meeting

April 23, 2014

Everyone has an invitation tomorrow night to hear Scott Batson, site vice president at the Oconee Nuclear Station, talk about the latest on major projects underway at the nuclear plant. Batson will speak at 6:30 at the World of Energy in a meeting arranged by FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee Society. You can enjoy refreshments and…

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Capt. Underwood “Office of the Year”

April 23, 2014

The road patrol captain in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Underwood, is the county’s Officer of the Year.” Underwood was so awarded this week during the Ninth Annual Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw praised Underwood for departing from conventional thinking to accomplish goals and tasks. The officer was recognized…

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Tech governing board elects officers

April 23, 2014

The governing board for Tri-County Technical College has in place a new slate of officers for the year 2014. At the head of the table is Anderson resident Leon “Butch” Harris III who was elected chairman. Harris, an Anderson County representative on the Tech commission, is project manager for new business growth at Koyo Bearings,…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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