Capt. Underwood “Office of the Year”

April 23, 2014

The road patrol captain in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Jeff Underwood, is the county’s Officer of the Year.” Underwood was so awarded this week during the Ninth Annual Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw praised Underwood for departing from conventional thinking to accomplish goals and tasks. The officer was recognized…

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Tech governing board elects officers

April 23, 2014

The governing board for Tri-County Technical College has in place a new slate of officers for the year 2014. At the head of the table is Anderson resident Leon “Butch” Harris III who was elected chairman. Harris, an Anderson County representative on the Tech commission, is project manager for new business growth at Koyo Bearings,…

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Motorist charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol

April 23, 2014

Road patrol operations by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office netted the arrests of a driver and his passenger—one of whom was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol. Jackie Lee Webb Jr., 26, of Mitchell Drive, Seneca was charged with the gun offense as well as traffic charges including driving under suspension. Webb’s passenger, 28-year old…

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Judge: “Evidence was compelling”

April 22, 2014

An Oconee jury returned quick verdicts this afternoon against a young man arrested in a drug store burglary near Seneca. The verdicts were guilty to the charges of burglary second degree and theft of a controlled substance. And the judge’s sentence sends Josh Toney to prison for 18 months. Toney is 32 years old. The…

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48-year old man implicated in burglary near Seneca

April 22, 2014

One man is the accused burglar. A second is the man who authorities believed helped orchestrate the crime. Two Oconeeans have been arrested by the Sheriff’s Office and charged as the result of a burglary two weeks ago near Seneca—on Sugar Hill Road. Arrest warrants charge Kevin Wayne Maler, 48, of C-Avalon Drive, Walhalla with…

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Prosecution rests, trial turns to defense

April 22, 2014

A trial at Walhalla resumes at 1:30 this afternoon, and the defense will get a chance in front of the jury. Joshua Toney, early 30s in age, is standing trial on charges of burglary second degree and theft of controlled substance—having been arrested in 2011 within one month of a burglary at the Drive-Thru of…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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