Sewer & Seneca Ready; Not Walhalla & Westminster

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 is needed to analyze the […]

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Vandals on the Loose

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 were reported in the area.  […]

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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 of Social Services believes Katey […]

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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 in which between 2.5 and […]

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Violent Crime Down in SC

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 in South Carolina increased by […]

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DOR Steps Up Security

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 security numbers were hacked.  A […]

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Zero Tolerance for Litter

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 conference on April 16th on […]

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Holiday Fatalities

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 Saturday morning accident about 2 […]

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Oconee Medical Center Info System Upgrade

As the month of April begins,OconeeMedicalCenteris unveiling a new state of the art hospital information system.  The new Paragon system is expected to enhance quality, safety and efficiency through the seamless sharing of information.  The system went live at 7 am this morning.  Jeanne Ward, President and CEO of Oconee Medical center says the new system “is just as important […]

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Blue Ridge Bank Announces Promotions

The Blue Ridge Bank directors announce the promotion of four employees.  At their annual meeting, the directors made the following promotions:  Cherry Nicholson to Main Office Manager; Carri Casali to Vice President; Jennifer Wilson to Loan Officer; and William C. Ellenburg to vice president. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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