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Nine-year term handed down in Oconee

December 16, 2014

For the crime of criminal sexual conduct with a minor second degree, a Seneca area man was sent to prison today for nine years. Before becoming eligible for early release, Thomas Lamar Cobb of Gammell Street, Utica must serve nearly seven years of the term. A court officer said Cobb pleaded guilty to a crime…

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Judge sets bond for sex offense defendant

December 16, 2014

A judge has set bond for a Fair Play man accused of sexual conduct with a minor. The defendant, Donnie Lane King, appeared in the Oconee General Sessions Court today and heard Judge Alex Macaulay set the terms of his potential release from jail while awaiting trial on multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct with…

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Commissioning ceremony tomorrow morning

December 16, 2014

Four Clemson University Army and five Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in a ceremony at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning at Tillman Hall auditorium.  Guest speaker for the ceremony will be Maj. Gen. H-D Polumbo Jr., commander of the NinthAir Force, Air Combat Command, at Shaw Air Force…

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Streetscape on tonight’s agenda

December 16, 2014

Streetscape is back on the agenda for tonight’s regular meeting of the Walhalla City Council. The meeting is to be called to order at 5:30 at City Hall. Mayor Danny Edwards says he expects Joe Bryant of Seamon Whiteside is going to tell the meeting that the Department of Transportation approves of Walhalla’s latest plan.…

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Degrees awarded at Southern Wesleyan

December 16, 2014

Graduation is a time to celebrate achievements and to mark an important milestone in life, often as a family. That’s the takeaway from Southern Wesleyan’s December graduation ceremonies in which 262 students received degrees. The graduation speaker, Michael Batchelor of Baptist Easley Hospital, received an honorary doctorate in humane letters. He challenged the graduates to…

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Kitchen fire at Seneca home

December 16, 2014

Fire broke out in the kitchen of a Seneca home during the midnight hour—when the homeowner attempted to cook a meal. Chris Cartee of the Seneca Fire Department says no one was hurt at 504 Overbrook Drive, but the resulting damage has sent the occupant to stay temporarily with other family members. The American Red…

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Graham lands four committee assignments

December 16, 2014

In the new Republican-controlled U-S Senate, Oconee County resident Lindsey Graham has landed four committee assignments for the 114th Congress. Those committees are Armed Services, Appropriations, Judiciary and Budget. Graham said, “These committees will allow South Carolina a voice on policies impacting national security, the budget, and legal issues and provide us the capacity to…

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Clemson official gets statewide post

December 16, 2014

The problem-plagued South Carolina Department of Social Services will draw its next leader from Clemson University. Governor Nikki Haley yesterday announced the appointment of Susan Alford as the next DSS director. Since 2007, Alford has directed the Girls Center at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute. Previously, she served in leadership positions with the state Department…

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Accident north of Walhalla

December 15, 2014

A noon hour accident is creating traffic backup on SC 28, just north of Walhalla.  A large vehicle appears to have been involved and motorists, if possible, would be wise to avoid the area of 28/the Highlands Highway in the vicinity of Rocky Knoll Baptist Church.

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Oconee included in Act 98 projects

December 15, 2014

Oconee County bridge construction and road re-surfacing work projects help make for an addition to the 2105 Act 98 Non-Federal Aid Pavement Improvement Program. The statewide program is being increased by an additional $40 million—the result of Act 98 revenues exceeding initial projections. Projects, worth more than $3 milllion dollars, are in the pipeline for…

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Calendar

  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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