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Murder Suspect Will Not Stand Trial

April 3, 2013
Murder Suspect Will Not Stand Trial

A judge has ruled that an 86 year old man accused of murder is incompetent to stand trial. Nicholas Bonelli appeared before Judge Cordell Maddox on Tuesday. Bonelli is accused of murdering a Westminster woman and her visiting niece. Last November, 82 year old Clarine Smith of Westminster and her niece, 62 year old Sandra…

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Literary Festival Coming to Clemson

April 2, 2013

Clemson University’s Literary Festival begins Wednesday and the university will welcome a special guest at a Thursday reading. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will be the featured author at Clemson University’s sixth annual Literary Festival April 3-7. Egan will give a reading at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Alumni Center. Egan is the…

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Sewer & Seneca Ready; Not Walhalla & Westminster

April 2, 2013

An engineering firm has developed a plan for modeling Oconee County’s sewer system, but not all of the county is ready for the modeling. The firm of Montgomery, Watson and Harza unveiled a four phase plan with a price tag of $400,000.  Officials with the county and the sewer authority believe a computerized modeling system…

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Vandals on the Loose

April 2, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s department is seeking help in solving vandalism cases in the the area.  The sheriff’s department says between March 4th and 29th a number of vandalism incidents were reported in the area of Bountyland Road and Poplar Springs Road, near the Foothills community church.  Reports of damages to yards, homes and vehicles…

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Oconee Teen Missing

April 2, 2013
Oconee Teen Missing

Oconee County Sheriff’s department is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing Oconee Teenager.  Katherine Lidley, 16,  was reported missing on February 27 around 6 am from her foster home in Westminster. Katherine, who goes by the name Katey, is 5’1″ tall, about 115 lbs with blond hair and green eyes.  The Department…

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Oconee Drug Arrests Nabs 2 Georgia Men

April 1, 2013
Oconee Drug Arrests Nabs 2 Georgia Men

An arrest last Wednesday afternoon has landed two Georgia men in the Oconee Detention Center.  Deputies arrested 25 year-old Javier Francisco Farfan  and 22 year-old Jaime Flores , both of Lawrenceville, Georgia last Wednesday.  The two men are charged with trafficking methamphetamine.      The drug charges against Farfan and Flores were the result of an earlier investigation…

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Violent Crime Down in SC

April 1, 2013

Violent Crime in South Carolina is on the decrease.  That’s according to a report released today by  the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.  SLED Chief Mark Keel says the rate of violent crime decreased 2.2 percent in 2011 compared to 2010.  Keel says while the rate has decreased overall, some categories of violent crime have increased.  Murders…

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DOR Steps Up Security

April 1, 2013

As the deadline passes for South Carolinians to enroll in free identity protection, the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s new Chief Information Office and Chief Information Security Officer began their new jobs today.  The Department has not had a permanent employee in either position since last year’s security breach in which 3.8 million taxpayer’s social…

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Zero Tolerance for Litter

April 1, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has announced participation in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign during the month of April. The Sheriff’s department public information office, Jimmy Watt, recently participated in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” information and communication workshop in Columbia.  Watt says the Oconee Sheriff’s office will be part of the campaign’s news…

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Holiday Fatalities

April 1, 2013

Every holiday weekend sees a number of traffic fatalities and the Easter Holiday is no exception.  The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports 5 people died on South Carolina roadways between Friday and Sunday night.  Abbeville County was the sight of 2 of the weekend fatalities. A 17 year old Donald’s teen died in a early…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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