I-85 drug bust in broad daylight

February 20, 2014

Two North Carolina residents in a car passing through Oconee County on Interstate-85 are in trouble with the law—for what officers say was found inside their 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the car carried four pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $180 thousand. According to officers, the car was stopped…

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Reserve officer arrested

February 20, 2014

A reserve police officer for Seneca has been arrested. Records show the State Law Enforcement Division this morning arrested Adam Covington on charges of misconduct in office and theft of a controlled substance first offense. Covington is 26 years old.  

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Salem and Walhalla make 1-cent pitches

February 20, 2014

Salem and Walhalla are the latest to make pitches for 1-cent funding—should Oconee County voters say yes to a referendum this November. But first the two municipalities must convince the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission to include their projects on the ballot. Last night, representing his town, Salem town attorney Brad Norton, requested funds…

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Motorcyclist issued five tickets

February 20, 2014

A chase that reached 90 miles an hour on country roads near Seneca ended with Oconee sheriff’s officers capturing their subject and five traffic tickets against the driver. For the violation of failing to observe a stop sign, deputies chased a motorcyclist from SC 24 at Coneross Creek Road, to Sitton Mill Road, to Woody…

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Moulder “put the brakes” on spending

February 20, 2014

Oconee’s finance director, Mark Pulliam, credited Administrator Scott Moulder today for applying sufficient brakes on spending during the last government year. By applying the brakes, Pulliam said, Oconee finished 2012-13 with a higher fund balance than had been projected. Three out of every four dollars generated for the county are derived from the property tax.…

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OCC “retreats” into relaxed setting

February 20, 2014

Oconee’s four county councilmen are involved in a day-long strategic planning retreat to assess the past and figure out how to move forward. The retreat meeting is an annual event and, though, held in the council chambers it unfolds without the formalities of official voting meetings. Led by Scott Moulder, the county administrator, the councilmen…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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