Axion cameras prove valuable to Sheriff’s Office

February 10, 2014

Ten new Aixon cameras that some Oconee road patrol deputies wear on their rounds are proving valuable to officers making their cases. They also have a dual effect of protection for a suspect when questions are raised later. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw admitted today that the time is approaching for the need of his office to…

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Leads on cold cases “dead-end”

February 10, 2014

One year of pro-filing cold cases leads the Oconee sheriff to believe there has to be a better way. And Mike Crenshaw thinks that the better way may be devoting the time of one officer to investigating unsolved major cases from the past. In 2013, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office drew the public’s attention to nine…

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“It doesn’t look good….”

February 10, 2014

“It doesn’t look good for school tomorrow since the watch begins about the time our buses will need to roll in the morning.” Those are the words today of Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education. Lucas advises everyone to follow the local news and the district website for weather delays and closures.

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Saturday pedestrian accident in Seneca

February 10, 2014

An early Saturday night pedestrian accident in Seneca closed down Wells Highway near Seneca High School for up to one hour. The police say the accident occurred when a 16-year old boy got out of his family’s truck to retrieve households items that had fallen into the roadway at Clydesdale Road. Lt. Robert Tribble said…

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April 2 ground break for new jail

February 10, 2014

Oconee County has yet to get a guaranteed maximum price to build the new jail, but Sheriff Mike Crenshaw anticipates that price will be available next month—in time to allow ground breaking for the 200 prisoner jail Wednesday, April 2. That GMP is to be delivered to the Oconee County Council. Crenshaw is not yet…

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An early word from the OC superintendent

February 10, 2014

We have early word from the Oconee superintendent of education. Dr. Mike Lucas says some schools have moved athletic and other after-school activities to tonight, to assure conditions for safe travel. Lucas says, “The weather forecast for tonight is much better, and the weather is expected to deteriorate in the early AM hours (Tuesday morning.)”

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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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