Night time burglary leads to arrest

January 23, 2014

A four-day investigation of a Walhalla home burglary led to the arrest yesterday of a 42-year old man. The police say Joey Lane Donald became the prime suspect on the very night that windows were broken and entry was made to a home on S. Spring Street. Curtis Rogers, assistant police chief, said North Carolina…

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For $35, Westminster to get police vehicle

January 23, 2014

The Westminster police are about to get their hands on a used vehicle that they’ll be able to use for patrol or narcotics work, and officer Rory Jones says it’s only going to cost $35 dollars. The $35 dollars is the money that’s required as part of a trade. The police department will swap a…

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Seniors targeted in phone scam

January 23, 2014

Seniors are being targeted in a telephone scam, and Senior Solutions, serving Oconee and Anderson counties, says this scam resembles others that try to obtain personal information. Three members of the Senior Solutions Marketplace Cinema Center in Anderson report they were victims. The scam works this way: A call shows up on caller I-D as…

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Homicide by child abuse brings prison term

January 23, 2014

An Oconee County man has been sent to prison for 20 years—the result of yesterday’s plea in General Sessions Court to the charge of homicide by child abuse. McKenzie Lee Turner, 27 years old, appeared in court to answer allegations that he caused the death of his seven-month-old niece. Amy Genesis Stashluk died in 2012…

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Graham concerned for Olympics security

January 23, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham is worried for the safety of Olympic athletes in Sochi. But his concern for the athletes’ safety is just part of a pessimistic feeling Graham gave yesterday during a visit to an Oconee County manufacturing plant. “I can tell you the conditions in the Mideast are ripe for another attack on the…

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Plea leads to negotiated sentence

January 23, 2014

A 39-year old man admitted guilt in the Oconee General Sessions Court to taking indecent liberties with a teenage girl. The court was told that Jamie Garner Smith’s involvement with the girl started when he began to attend her church and escalated as he became youth minister for the church. Smith pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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