Competency test ordered for OC mother

December 17, 2013

General Sessions Judge Alex Macaulay ordered a test to determine the competency of a mother to face charges of custodial interference. And once the test results are in, Macaulay says at that time he will again take up defendant Laverne Marie Bennett’s request for a lower bond. Bennett was arrested last summer in Idaho when…

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Bail denied for murder defendant

December 16, 2013

It’s back to jail for an Oconee murder defendant. Judge Alex Macaulay this afternoon ruled Joshua Randall Ferguson a potential danger to the community and refused to set bail. Ferguson is accused of shooting Charles Benson Cantrell in the back on a Friday night last month near Seneca. Kelli Cantrell, Ferguson’s fiancé, described the defendant…

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Five arrests in larceny and gun case

December 16, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers, so far, have made five arrests in crime investigations that began with burglary cases in the Seneca and Westminster areas. In each instance, guns were among the items stolen. Among the five arrested are a man and his mother. The man, Andrew Lane Carver, was charged with grand larceny and first degree…

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Lottery tickets stolen near Salem

December 16, 2013

Nearly $7 thousand worth of lottery tickets were taken in a weekend burglary at a store near Salem. The burglary at Little River General Store on highway 11 was discovered early Sunday morning when a passerby noticed an open front door and broken glass. Oconee sheriff’s officers appear to be on hot on the trail…

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Bookmobile on the road this afternoon!

December 16, 2013

The Oconee Public Library bookmobile is en route this afternoon to Long Creek.

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Westminster to take up member cities resolution

December 16, 2013

Seneca and Walhalla have already had a lot to say about Joint Regional Sewer Authority resolution 2013-22. Now it’s going to be Westminster’s chance. City Administrator David Smith says he will lay out the two-and-a-half-page document for the consideration of his city’s elected leaders during tomorrow night’s December meeting of the Westminster City Council. By…

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  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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