Food Stamp use rises in Oconee

May 17, 2014

The use of food stamps in Oconee County increased during the recession. A college professor in Mississippi says the increased use contributed to local spending and, at the same time, helped sparked a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. In 2011, three years ago, the proportion of Oconeeans receiving food stamps…

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Paul Cain “now released”

May 17, 2014

Now that Andy Inabinet has officially withdrawn from Tuesday’s special election in Oconee County Council District Three, Paul Cain is free to openly solicit write-in votes. Chairman Bob Skipp of the Oconee Republican Party, in a statement late Friday afternoon, said, “It is the position of the Oconee County Republican Party that Paul Cain is…

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Special Election UPDATE

May 16, 2014

Oconee Elections Office awaits contact this afternoon from the county Republican Party with word that the party has officially accepted Andy Inabinet’s request to withdraw from Tuesday’s special election. At this point, it appears there will be an election Tuesday. According to Joy Brooks, elections director, once the Inabinet withdrawal is official, Paul Cain will…

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Breach of trust arrest

May 16, 2014

An employee of a certified public accountant firm near Seneca has been arrested and charged with taking money from one of the firm’s clients. The arrest of Lisa Amanda Greer, 43-year old Pendleton resident, on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent was announced this afternoon by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The arrest…

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Arrest made in Salem store burglary

May 16, 2014

A broken window at Salem’s Dollar General Store, found early Wednesday morning, has led to the arrest of a 19-year old man. Police Chief Dave Poulson says his department used video evidence to help charge Randal Hugh Ramey of the Wander Road with burglary second degree and petty larceny. After finding the store front window…

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Multiple charges against 37-year old Oconeean

May 16, 2014

With the help of the Seneca police, Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested Timothy Howard Elrod at a Seneca apartment complex on multiple charges. Those charges against the 37-year old Elrod, resident of the Old Clemson Highway, include burglary, larceny and weapons. According to the Sheriff’s Office, they arose from a burglary this month at a home…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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