Six prescribed burns in 2013

April 23, 2013

An especially wet winter and spring this year curtailed the usual number of prescribed burns on U-S forest land in Oconee County. In 2013, one half dozen burns were conducted, including the sixth and final one Monday near Salem. Mike Crane, District Ranger, said, “We usually hope to burn more than that (4,000-5,000 acres) each…

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Children Stay Safe Week

April 23, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office joins in this week in the recognition of SC Internet Crimes Against Children “Stay Safe Online” week. Governor Haley issued a proclamation that states more than 375 arrests and 246 convictions have resulted from the work of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has been a part…

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School phones out!

April 23, 2013

Some kind of problem has interrupted telephone service to all Oconee public schools and the district offices. At this point, Superintendent Mike Lucas says, emails seem to be working OK. But if it is a phone message you wish to make to the schools, be patient, at least for the time being.

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OSB road show tomorrow and Thursday

April 23, 2013

Oconee school trustees this week are going to try to keep up with the Jones’s when it comes to what’s fair and feasible for athletic facility expenses, as part of the plans for the new Walhalla High School. Chairman Andy Inabinet and other members of the board plan two days of visits to Seneca and…

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Pickens and Anderson prison sentences

April 23, 2013

Judges have sent defendants to prison for multiple-year terms in both Pickens and Anderson counties. The office of 13th Circuit Solicitor, Walter Wilkins, announced a 23-year prison term was handed down to 25-year old Ricky Lee Smith of Norris for first degree burglary at seven Pickens County homes. In three of those instances, victims were…

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OC robotics team to compete nationally

April 23, 2013

The National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Maryland announced today that 16 4-H robotics teams, including one from Oconee County, have advanced to the national championship. The Oconee County 4-H First Noble Team (Team 4452 from Seneca) and the others are set to compete Thursday through Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis,…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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