Counterfeit/forgery arrest in Walhalla

Months of investigation led to the arrest this morning of a Walhalla man who the police say is charged with counterfeit/forgery.  Law enforcement authorities identify the arrested man as Nathan Ashley Neal of Wagener Circle.  Capt. Paul Harris said, as part of the investigation, the police seized a printer and other materials from another address.  Harris says Neal was sent […]

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Parking lot crime at Anderson Wal-Mart

Leaving a window partially rolled down in a car parked at an Anderson store this week apparently was enough for a thief to reach in, unlock the door, and steal a woman’s purse that was left on the floorboard.  The police in Anderson are hoping someone from the public can come forward with information that leads to the arrest of […]

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Week of April 10 recognizes dispatchers

E-911Communications Center

In 2015, Oconee’s E-911/Communications Center received more than 85 thousand calls for help.  It’s a job that demands professionalism every day.  During National Public Safety Telecommunicator Appreciation Week, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw recognizes dispatchers everywhere.  The Sheriff’s Office expresses its gratitude also to those whose job it is to maintain the radios and the computer systems that dispatchers and emergency responders […]

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Diseased tomato plants destroyed

Clemson agriculture officials are worried about a destructive and infectious blight discovered in a home garden in Beaufort County.  There the diseased tomato plants were destroyed, but the further spread of late blight light disease to other parts of South Carolina is considered likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrives in spores blown up from Florida.  Making things worse the cool, […]

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Shoplifting crimes at Wal-Mart

Persons of Interest - April 11th,2016 Walmart Shoplifting

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office alerts the public to crimes of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart near Seneca.  A store employee said a white male and white female left the store Tuesday with a laptop computer without paying for it.  The laptop was an Inspiron 300 Touch and is valued at approximately $399.00.  The Sheriff’s Office believes the white male was involved […]

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An award for Oconee’s economic development recruiter

In his capacity as exectuive director of Oconee Economic Alliance, Richard Blackwell frequently pursues tax credit incentives to lure jobs and retain existing jobs.  Blackwell is being recognized by a national organization that advocates new markets tax credit.  He is to receive a Public Executive of the Year Award June 2 in Washington, D-C at the Novogradac New Markets Tax […]

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Plaintiff in line for monetary award

  A Simpsonville man walked out of the Oconee Courthouse today, having been told by the judge that he can expect to receive a monetary award to settle his civil suit alleging sexual abuse.  The case, filed under the pseudonym John Doe, alleges that Richard Trey Gardner abused him beginning when the student was in the 7th grade at Walhalla […]

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Steven Moore eyes political comeback

  A former Oconee official says he is “95%” sure he will run this year for a seat on the county School Board of Trustees.  Steven Moore is a former member of both the trustee board and the county council and would run for the District Two seat now held by Rosemary Bailes.  Oconee school board elections are non-partisan and […]

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“You had a good year,” auditor tells Seneca

Seneca’s leaders were told by their outside auditor that they can consider the last government year a positive period when it comes to the way it handles its money.  Mike Stancil, certified public accountant, delivered a 2014-15 audit that contained no management letter, meaning no criticism of the city’s books and record-keeping.  Stancil listed Seneca assets approaching $94 million dollars […]

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Naturalist and author speaks tomorrow

A FOLKS Forum will be held tomorrow at the Duke World of Energy. Light refreshments at 6:00pm. The forum will start at 6:30pm. You can meet naturalist and author John Garton and learn about the Clemson Experimental Forest: 17,500 acres of woodlands surrounding Clemson University with wildlife, waterfalls and wildflowers. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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