Pipes burst at Animal Rescue

January 10, 2014

The cold of last Monday and Tuesday did a number on the pipes at an animal home in the Tamassee community of Oconee County. The water pipes burst there ruining walls and other materials. As a result, Sundance Mountain Animal Rescue could use some donated materials. If you can spare insulation, wall covering, and even…

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Bank takes precautions in case of card fraud

January 10, 2014

Customers of an Oconee-based bank have been notified that they may have been at potential risk in a case of debit car fraud. Community First’s Fred Sheppard says when his bank was notified by its credit-card processors that debit cards of some of the bank’s customers are likely to have been compromised. Sheppard says his…

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Suspected kidnapping case ends near state line

January 10, 2014

A case of suspected kidnapping and other crime that started at a manufacturing plant near Seneca ended later in the day yesterday at the Georgia-South Carolina line. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced three charges against 58-year old Westminster area resident Douglas Ray Holden. A third-party telephone call alerted the Sheriff’s Office dispatchers to an…

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Fire was arson, Sheriff reports

January 10, 2014

A fire that occurred at a trailer home that had been the scene of a murder-suicide a year ago has been judged a case of arson, and Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office is investigating, though no arrests just yet. The fire occurred near Seneca on the Steve Nix Road. And the woman who…

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Part of highway blocked following accident

January 10, 2014

A blocked section of a West Union roadway has been reopened in the aftermath of an accident this morning that involved a small car and a tractor-trailer truck. The accident occurred on the Old Walhalla Highway at Winston Way and sent one person to the hospital. Rain was intermittent through a period of two and…

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Fraud charges land woman in jail

January 10, 2014

Bank fraud charges have landed a Georgia woman in the Oconee Jail. The Seneca police made a trip to a North Carolina jail to serve warrants charging Lavonia resident Dea Mills Ford with bank fraud and forgery. The warrants were issued by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton upon the police department’s investigation of a woman’s attempt…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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