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Fraud alleged at Fair-Oak Elementary

January 23, 2015

A woman who served as president of the PTO at Fair-Oak Elementary School has been arrested and charged with breach of trust. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest yesterday of Misty Brook Cain Radel, 41 years old, related to an investigation of financial fraud that began at the school in November. A statement…

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Burglars looked, but apparently did not steal

January 22, 2015

Burglars at a house near Seneca last week apparently did not steal anything from a house at 1810 Sandifer Boulevard that is now in possession of the Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton. Nevertheless, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is pursuing what happened as a criminal investigation and seeks the public’s help to solve the crime.…

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Anderson woman sentenced in federal court

January 22, 2015

An Anderson woman, owner of a manufacturing plant, has been sent to federal prison for a sentence of more than six years. U-S Attorney Bill Nettles made the announcement that Nancy Marie Stein of American Screw and Rivet Corporation was sentenced yesterday in Greenville for bank fraud and storing hazardous wastes without a permit. Stein…

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Andersonian charged with housebreaking near Seneca

January 22, 2015

A 31-year old Anderson man has been arrested and charged with housebreaking and larceny near Seneca. Arrest affidavits allege Joseph David Marcus committed housebreaking “without breaking” and stole a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol, valued at $180 dollars. The crime occurred June 12, 2013 on Chesswood Drive.

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In Westminster, request denied

January 22, 2015

A recommendation by the Westminster Planning Commission to deny a zoning change that would have allowed a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street has been upheld by the city council. The action came this week as part of the council’s regular January meeting. At that meeting, also, the council chose Councilman Bill Brockington as…

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Architects asked to redraw plans

January 22, 2015

Architects at work on plans to renovate and add to the 30-year old building that houses Oconee County’s Corinth-Shiloh fire station have been asked to go back to the drawing board, with the idea of scaling down the original cost estimate. Bill Box, president of the all-volunteer fire station near Clemson, made the announcement this…

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South Carolina agriculture on the move, Weather says

January 22, 2015

In a talk at Florence, the South Carolina agriculture commissioner said the industry is going in the right direction and with more promise than before. Hugh Weathers spoke last week at the South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo which served as a fundraiser for the South Carolina Commissioner’s School for Agriculture at Clemson University. Combined…

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Charges upgraded

January 22, 2015

The Pickens County Grand Jury has upgraded charges against a North Carolina man, one of three people charged in the 2013 vandalism of Howard’s Rock at Clemson University. An announcement from Walt Wilkins, circuit solicitor for Greenville and Pickens counties, states 20-year old Micah Rogers was formally charged with grand larceny and malicious injury to…

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Multiple warrants charge shoplifting

January 22, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office served multiple warrants this week, charging three individuals with shoplifting. The accused shoplifters have been identified as 28-year old Daniel Eugene Fortner of Seneca, 43-year old Amanda Kaye Holbrook of Greenville, and 53-year old Cory Hampton Whitt of Anderson. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, Fortner is accused of taking items worth…

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County Staff Attorney On Hold

January 21, 2015

Oconee County’s move toward hiring a staff attorney is being put on hold for the time being, as council members assess information provided to them. That was the decision made during Tuesday’s county council meeting. Two weeks ago, the council asked County Administrator Scott Molder to create an estimate of the savings and the cost…

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Calendar

  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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