Oconeean to lead three-state law enforcement group

An Oconee sheriff’s officer is the new leader of a three-state group that helps serve as a network for law enforcement in parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.  Investigator David Smith was elected in December as president of the Tri-State Law Enforcement Association.  Smith is a 30-year officer who started his career in 1987 as a Seneca policeman.  […]

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Construction underway for new Legion home

Officials on Saturday marked the start of the “rise” for the new home of the Walhalla American Legion.  According to Jerry Dyar, the public information officer, builder and legionnaire Jack Arve is the construction chairman for the project.  Another 124 Post member Mike Baumgarner is lending his grading expertise, and, according to all of the brick masons on hand Saturday, […]

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K-9 possibility for West Union police

A police dog is a possibility for the police department in the small town of West Union.  A K-9 is one of the discussion items for the West Union Town Council meeting at 6 tomorrow night at the Town Hall.  The meeting will be preceded at 5 o’clock by a workshop with representatives of the Oconee Economic Alliance.     […]

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Wounded cops back on duty

  Two police officers are back for duty in Lavonia, Georgia, having recovered from gunshot wounds two months ago while on duty.  For the time being, it’s light duty work for Jeffrey Martin and Michael Schulman.  On Saturday, Martin and Schulman were presented the Purple Heart for bravery, along with other awards and citations.  The two were wounded December 12 […]

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Work session for Oconee school trustees

A big ticket item appears on tonight’s agenda for Oconee County school trustees.  In their work session, trustees are to hear about a taxpayer-supported bond issue that would add $14.5 million to the district’s general obligation debt.  The agenda also calls for the trustees to discuss and take possible action to divest itself of some property.  Under consideration is to […]

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Officer invovled in weekend shooting

An unidentified Oconee deputy was involved in one of two incidents of shots fired early Saturday near Westminster, and that part of the investigation has been turned over to the state police.  Two other individuals, also not yet identified by name, were wounded.  9-1-1 was alerted around 2 am to shots fired into a home on the Brock Road. The […]

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