Prescribed burn in NC

April 10, 2013

If your view today of the mountains is smoky, there’s good reason. The Forest Service in North Carolina has announced a prescribed burn of 850 acres southwest of Sylva. The burn site is near the border of Macon and Jackson counties. Smoke may be visible at times, and visitors should avoid the area of the…

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Westminster man arrested

April 10, 2013
Westminster man arrested

A 52-year old Westminster man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny and burglary second degree. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, the case involves break-ins and thefts on two occasions at 397 Battlecreek Road in Long Creek. During the first incident, between February 1 and March 13, Charles Stephen Haynes is accused of…

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Grant succeeds Hanvey

April 10, 2013
Grant succeeds Hanvey

Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary is losing its principal to an administrative position in the district offices. The county board of trustees this week approved the appointment of Michelle Grant as the new director of Federal Programs and Professional Development. Grant succeeds Steve Hanvey. Hanvey’s appointment as Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, like Grant’s appointment, takes effect…

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Case settled and result sealed

April 10, 2013

By order of a circuit judge, there will be no trial of the civil pleadings of a man who claims that, while an Oconee County jail inmate, he was beaten by a fellow prisoner. Rickie Joe Moore had sued the Oconee Detention Center, and the case got as far as a jury strike during last…

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Ceding control of city elections

April 10, 2013

Without dissent, Westminster City Council voted last night to surrender control of its municipal elections to the county’s elections office. It’ll mean that the county office, located in the county administrative complex in Walhalla, would assume responsibilities for advertising and conducting the elections. As Joy Brooks, the county elections director, explained during last night’s city…

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SWAT training today!

April 10, 2013

In Seneca today, it will be training only! The Oconee Sheriff’s Office plans to conduct SWAT training from 9 a-m to 5 p-m today at the old brick building near the location of the former Performance Chevrolet dealership, across from Oconee Lanes. Today’s exercises are for training only. No public action is required.

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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