Weekend Drug Arrests

January 21, 2015

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office arrested six individuals and seized a variety of drugs during routine road patrol operations over the weekend.  A quantity of prescription drugs and around 67 grams of marijuana were seized between early Saturday morning and Monday morning. Those arrested include 48 year old Raymond Clay, Jr of Seneca. He’s charged with…

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Free nicotine gum and patches

January 20, 2015

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is making available free nicotine replacement therapy for smokers who do not have health insurance. DHEC’s Sharon Biggers says tobacco users who want to kick the habit in 2015 can call the S.C. Tobacco Quitline at 1-800/QUIT NOW (1-800/784-8669.) The quitline is open from 8 a-m to…

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Oconee names rescue of the year

January 20, 2015

Keowee Rescue Squad member Erik Sprogis has been named Rescue Squad Member of the Year for 2014. The award highlighted the annual Rescue Squad Awards banquet at the Lighthouse Restaurant. A member of the Keowee squad since 2012, Sprogis now serves as squad chief. In 2014, he responded to 62 calls for Keowee Rescue, as…

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Liberty man charged with Westminster crimes

January 20, 2015

The Westminster police have arrested and charged a 43-year old Liberty man in a series of crimes during the weekend at the city’s utilities department on Bibb Street. Chief Dean Awalt this afternoon said Jeffrey Lee Turner faces seven charges, including burglary and the theft of a city pickup truck. That truck was discovered Sunday…

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Georgia man charged with Seneca bank crimes

January 20, 2015

The police in Seneca have arrested a 25-year old man and charged him with bank fraud crimes. Chief John Covington says it’s a case that is still under investigation and expected to see more charges. Decatur, Georgia resident Cortez Ramon Anderson is charged with financial transaction card fraud and crimes against a federally chartered and…

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Special Needs “wait list” shrinks

January 20, 2015

In last week’s meeting with Oconee County Council, State Senator Thomas Alexander used mental health and special needs as examples of two agencies that took a big hit in recent years when state government found its revenues falling. Jerry Mize, director of the Tribble Activity Center near Seneca, acknowledges the plight faced by his agency,…

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Calendar

  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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