Illegal taking of bears

August 16, 2013

A four-year investigation by state authorities has led to the arrests of seven men for illegal black bear activities. DNR officers served warrants across the Upstate charging the seven with the illegal taking of bears such as baiting bear, killing an under-sized bear, killing a bear sow with cubs, trespassing, wildlife land abuse, hunting license…

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Bartee trial date official: August 26

August 16, 2013

The published trial docket for this month’s term of Oconee General Sessions Court makes official a trial date for James Bartee, the former Secret Service agent who ran for Sheriff but was arrested. The docket shows Deputy Solicitor David Wagner will call to trial the solicitation to commit a felony case against James Bartee the…

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Jail request to be filed this morning

August 16, 2013

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he’ll file the county’s official request this morning to build the new jail. Crenshaw says he’ll present the county’s application for a special zoning exception at 9:30 this morning at the Walhalla City Hall. From there, it’s likely to wind up in the hands of the city’s board of zoning appeals.

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Starbucks headed to West Union!

August 16, 2013

A national chain of coffee restaurants sees possibilities in West Union. The Washington-state Starbucks chain has submitted plans to the Oconee County Building Codes Department to place a restaurant inside the West Union’s Ingle’s supermarket.

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For Dr. Rao’s defense

August 15, 2013

More doctors are giving testimony in defense of Oconee surgeon Frank Rao. An ear, nose, and throat specialist from the Medical University Hospital in Charleston testified today that Dr. Rao rendered the appropriate care to thyroid cancer patient Cassie Sweenor. The patient, 26 years old at the time, developed post-surgery difficulties and was supposed to…

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Wait game at the OC Auditor’s Office

August 15, 2013

Oconee Auditor Ken Nix hopes he’ll be able the night of September 3 to recommend the county’s tax levy for 2013. But it’s all going to depend on how soon the state Department of Revenue delivers its assessment of what Duke Energy will owe to cover its Oconee County holdings for another taxable year. Nix…

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