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Governor candidate to campaign in Walhalla

August 29, 2014

Republican Independent Tom Ervin brings his campaign for South Carolina Governor to Oconee County next week. Ervin plans to speak to the public about his intentions at the Palmetto Sweets restaurant from 7:30 to 9 Tuesday morning in Walhalla. His campaign spokeswoman says the Walhalla visit is one of 23 town hall meetings the candidate…

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Environmental steward David Cohen

August 29, 2014

A 27-year old Georgia native is spending his work summer alone in the wilds of the national forest in Oconee. That’s where David Cohen is camping and serving as a steward in the vicinity of the Chattooga River and one of Oconee County and South Carolina’s landmarks—Ellicott’s Rock. Cohen is there as part of a…

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Clemson Hosts Commissioner’s School

August 28, 2014

As many high school students around the nation were dreading the returning to the classroom, 37 high-achieving students got a jump start on the future by participating in the South Carolina Commissioner’s School of Agriculture at Clemson University.   The Commissioner’s School is a summer program that challenges rising juniors and seniors to consider academic programs…

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West Union Man Faces Charges

August 28, 2014
West Union Man Faces Charges

  The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Union man yesterday morning on multiple charges after a pursuit when the subject failed to pull over for blue lights. Twenty-Two year old Brandon Kyle Stancil of 305 Rose Drive was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 7:57am on charges of Possession of a…

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Clemson & UGA Team Up

August 28, 2014

Clemson University & the University of Georgia may be rivals on the football field, but researchers from the two institutions will continue working together to develop low-cost technology that can detect and isolate cancer cells. Researchers discovered a new method to separate mixtures of particles with different magnetic properties, and they say this new technology…

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Westminster Woman Faces Neglect Charges

August 28, 2014
Westminster Woman Faces Neglect Charges

A Westminster woman is being held at the Oconee County Detention center on charges of child neglect. Sheriff’s department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 36 year old Bridgette Delanea McCall of 1906 Clearmont Road was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 6 pm Wednesday.      According to the warrant, McCall is accused of exposing the…

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Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

August 28, 2014

A Westminster man is facing drug charges following an investigation by the OconeeCounty Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office arrested 44 year old Andrew Casere Fant of Debroah’s Way, Westminster on two outstanding warrants, one of which was for a drug charge. According to Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt, on August 12, a deputy responded to…

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No Charges are “appropriate”

August 28, 2014

A prosecutor says that after reviewing the results of a state police investigation, her office has decided against pursuing criminal charges against as many as four people who were suspected of having voted illegally in this year’s Seneca election. Assistant Solicitor Lindsey Simmons spoke to 96.3 WGOG News on behalf of Chrissy Adams, the circuit…

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Georgia wreck victim now jailed in Oconee

August 27, 2014

A Georgia man injured in a motorcycle accident in his home state and flown to a Tennessee hospital is now in the Oconee County jail, where he faces charges dating back nine years. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identifies the arrested man as Gregory Wendell Rutledge, a 53-year old resident of Chatsworth, Georgia. Oconee deputies went…

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Walhalla meeting termed “productive”

August 27, 2014

The chairwoman of a special Walhalla committee calls last night’s meeting productive and says her committee will present a recommendation next week to the city council. At the request of Mayor Edwards, Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford convened a meeting of interested parties to resolve questions and concerns over Oktoberfest changes proposed by the chamber of commerce.…

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Calendar

  • 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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