2012 Fatalities Up

December 31, 2012

As the year winds down, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety has issued some preliminary statistics for 2012.  According to the department’s website, 830 people died on south Carolina roads as a result of 774 crashes during 2012.  The number of crashes is up from 766 in 2011.  The number of highway deaths is…

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Eleven charges failed against Seneca woman

December 31, 2012

Eleven criminal charges have been placed against a 47-year old Seneca woman, the result of a police investigation late this year of burglaries, including two incidents at churches. The police in Seneca today identified the woman arrested as Laverne Lawrence of the one thousand block of E. South Sixth Street. The police Sunday say they…

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New Sheriff officially in town

December 31, 2012
New Sheriff officially in town

The ceremony to welcome Oconee County’s new sheriff lasted only a few minutes and proceeded smoothly. Federal Judge and Oconee resident Tim Cain gave the oath to Mike Crenshaw and to all of the deputies and other personnel that Crenshaw will employ. Crenshaw, who is responsible for about 150 workers, plans to put a in…

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Stolen truck found wrecked, driver scampers off

December 31, 2012

A Seneca man, while having lunch Sunday afternoon on Ramcat Alley, became a crime victim when his parked truck was stolen. That truck later was discovered wrecked near Clemson, and the driver ran away. The police say the keys were left in the vehicle when stolen. At the time, the truck was parked on the…

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Meet your state lawmakers

December 31, 2012

Oconeeans have an invitation to meet and hear their state lawmakers, just as a new legislative year begins in Columbia. The annual public meeting of the state’s resident lawmakers is set for 5 o’clock Monday evening, January 14 at the Westminster Depot, 135 E. Main Street, Westminster, according to Senator Thomas Alexander, delegation chairman. To…

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Snags can be Beneficial

December 31, 2012

Although they may appear to be useless eyesores, standing dead trees, or snags as they are called, are important components of the wildlife habitat.  That’s according to a state wildlife biologist, Johnny Stowe.  Stowe says snags, which are in short supply, provide a secure home for many kinds of animals.  Stowe also says the insects…

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