Man arrested at scene of apparent burglary

February 6, 2015

A 33-year old man was arrested yesterday afternoon at the scene of what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office described as a burglary in progress near Seneca. At 29 Sirrine Street, Utica, two deputies placed Robert William Thompson of Boggs Drive, Seneca into custody and eventually charged Thompson with possession of drug paraphernalia. At the Sirrine Street…

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Lottery winner keeps it a secret

February 6, 2015

In the tight knit Anderson County town of Belton, one its residents is keeping quiet about a $200 thousand secret. A Beltonian, who declined to release his name, cashed in a top prize winning ticket for Saturday’s Palmetto Cash 5 drawing. He picked all five winning numbers and said, “I’m putting the money in the…

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An ‘A thru Z’ on immigration law

February 6, 2015

Everyone is invited to a meeting at Clemson this month to hear David Dreher speak on changes in immigration law. Dreher’s background includes 25 years in the U-S foreign service and teacher of immigration issues at Clemson’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The presentation, sponsored by the Clemson Area League of Women Voters, takes place 7:30…

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Lawmakers change tune on road maintenance

February 6, 2015

Word from Columbia is that state lawmakers are scaling down an idea to require counties to take over the complete maintenance of some roads under state control. Like the state, county leaders say their budgets can’t accommodate the costs involved. Joel Thrift, chairman of Oconee County’s road and transportation committee, reacted yesterday to the news…

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Edwards: “No decision” about re-election

February 5, 2015

In spite of rumors that he is seriously considering leaving politics, the Walhalla mayor said today he has made no decision about this year’s municipal election. It means that Mayor Edwards must weigh a decision whether he’ll offer for a second, four-year term in the November 3 election. Edwards knocked down a rumor that he…

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Alternate use for the existing jail

February 5, 2015

A proposal is being put together for an alternate use of Oconee’s Detention Center once that penal facility is no longer needed when the new county jail opens later this year. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said he will introduce a proposal at next week’s meeting of the county’s Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Health and Welfare Committee…

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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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