West-Oak student dies after collapsing at school

March 19, 2015

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says a West-Oak High School Student died Thursday afternoon after collapsing at school. Addis says 18 year-old Sierra Jaid Sims, of Westminster, died after sustaining cardiac arrest in the Emergency Department of GHS-Oconee Memorial Hospital. EMS was dispatched to the school at 12:06 PM Thursday after Sierra collapsed upon entering…

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Tamassee woman arrested in Salem fraud case

March 19, 2015

The Salem police have confirmed the arrest this week of a 27-year old woman charged with obtaining money by false pretense. Chief Dave Poulson said the woman arrested on Tuesday, Cassie Marie Owens of Tamassee, has been released from jail and ordered to appear in Municipal Court April 15. Owens’ arrest came after more than…

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Wi-Fi arrives at community club, fewer dead zones

March 19, 2015

Wireless technology has reached one of Oconee’s rural outposts, and the president of Long Creek Community Club says Wi-Fi is certainly welcomed and needed. Chanda Morrison says Wi-Fi on the grounds of the community club on highway 76 gives the public there access to the internet from inside the building or from sitting in a…

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Additional charges against Jordan Scott Tilson

March 19, 2015
Additional charges against Jordan Scott Tilson

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced additional charges this morning against a 17-year old Walhallan, who was jailed over the weekend as the result of a fatal car accident on highway 11. Jordan Scott Tilson was arrested Sunday on charges of felony driving under the influence. He is now charged with distributing marijuana and Oxycodone. According to…

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Encouraged by selfless acts of Oconee students

March 19, 2015

Dr. Michael Thorsland, Oconee superintendent of education, took time this week to praise a select number of students for their selfless acts that have impressed others. Thorsland spoke about the actions that are encouraging to him at two venues—Monday night’s school board meeting and a meeting the following morning with the working press. One had…

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Megan Hicks, ambassador for cancer reseasrch funding

March 19, 2015

A Lexington woman visited Washington this week as the state’s ambassador to help generate money for research efforts to find a cure for cancer. Megan Hicks works for the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative and, when we spoke to her Tuesday morning, she was getting ready for a day to meet staff members of senators Lindsey…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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