Circuit judge sets retirement

June 26, 2013

Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay has set his retirement date at the end of next year. On January 31, the long-time jurist reaches 72 years old–the state’s mandatory retirement age for judges. But he has taken the option to work through 2014. Nevertheless, Macaulay’s retirement plans start in motion a process to fill his seat.…

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A young life cut short by stranglers

June 26, 2013

Sixteen years ago a Clemson student was so close to campus, yet so far from safety. Stacey Brooke Holsonback was found strangled on the Lake Hartwell side of Oconee County February 20, 1997. She was 19 years old and never able to pursue her degree and dreams and aspirations of a life ahead. It’s a…

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BASF makes appeal tomorrow night

June 26, 2013

A long-time Oconee manufacturer is in hopes of a good outcome tomorrow night at the county board of zoning appeals. BASF near Seneca seeks a special exception to allow for a new building on its property to exceed the county’s 65-foot height limit. Frank Lansom-Scribner, site manager, said his company plans a 90-foot high building…

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OGS trial underway

June 26, 2013

The General Sessions trial of a man charged with distributing methamphetamine resumes at 9:30 this morning at the Oconee Courthouse. Defendant in the case is Gregory Lee Murphy. Yesterday the prosecution called several witnesses including one woman who acted as a drug buyer for law enforcement.  

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Fire causes a brief evcacuation

June 26, 2013

A midnight hour fire at a manufacturing plant near Walhalla forced a brief evacuation of the employees. But Oconee County Dispatch describes the furnace fire at the back of the Koyo Bearings Plant on Torrington Road as small, although it created smoke. The fire was quickly extinguished and the workers were allowed to return to…

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Drowning victim may still be in Sockem Dog Rapid

June 26, 2013

Crews spent nine hours yesterday on the Chattooga searching for Thomas Hill’s body. Incident Commander Scott Loftis says two dogs indicated the Florida man may still be in the Five Falls area and two different dogs join the recovery operation today to see if they respond in the same area. Since last week’s raft mishap,…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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