Crenshaw concerns about gun bill

  Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is concerned that a South Carolina House bill would unreasonably expand the right to carry guns in the state.  Crenshaw says he supports the Second Amendment, but he can foresee problems if the law allows people to carry guns without the requirement that they know how to use them.  He’s hopeful the legislature fully vets […]

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Faires: Potential for hotels 93-123 vicinity

Seneca is planning to be the water and sewer provider for a pair of large-scale housing and commercial developments in the vicinity of U-S 123 and SC 93 near Clemson.  On a computer screen, Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires yesterday showed the Seneca Light and Water Committee where the potential hotels would fit in on properties inside Hartwell Village and Clemson […]

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After several days, woman still missing

A 33-year old woman near Westminster remains missing, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public to be on the lookout for Rebecca A. Murray Cawthon.  On April 18 a family member contacted deputies after being unable to make contact with Cawthon during a welfare check on the Welcome Church Road. The family member had not heard from Cawthon for […]

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Stolen Pickens County car found in Oconee County

A car stolen in Pickens County has been found in Oconee County.  And the Sheriff’s Office has charged an Oconee resident with possession of a stolen vehicle. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Mary Joan Hamby, 50 years old, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center Sunday afternoon.  Deputies located a Mitsubishui Lancer and, by checking the vehicle identification number, […]

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Wheeler autopsy completed and results announced

The Oconee coroner says the Cole Dylan Wheeler autopsy showed that the 18-year old Seneca man died of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries in his fiery car crash yesterday morning on U-S 76/the Long Creek Highway.  However, Coroner Karl Addis says the toxicology analysis associated with the fatal accident is pending; those test results, he says, could take four to […]

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Walhalla Library early closing Friday

The main branch of the Oconee County Public Library in Walhalla will close early on Friday, April 28, for an invitation-only event to honor library volunteers. The Walhalla Library will close at 4 p.m. All other branches will close at their normal times on Friday. The Walhalla Library will reopen at its normal time, 9 a.m., on Saturday, April 29.

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Pioneer “Town Hall” meeting Thursday

Customers of Pioneer Rural Water District are invited to a meeting Thursday night to learn more about the project to build a treatment plant.  The meeting is set for 6 o’clock at the Oakway Wesleyan Church.  Among those to be present are Pioneer general manager Terry Pruitt and board members Tommy Grant and Mark Holbrooks.

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