Jail opening could be summer, instead of spring

January 13, 2015

After a meeting yesterday, Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said an original projection to have the new, $16.2 million dollar jail ready by late spring may have to be dropped in favor of an early summer opening. A determination on how many extra guards will have to be hired is complicating the timetable that Crenshaw and…

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Walhalla crime scene

January 13, 2015
Walhalla crime scene

  Yellow police tape surrounds a home near the Walhalla corporate limits, on the north side of the city.  And a section of N.  Laurel Street, just north of Walhalla Gardens Apartments, is blocked to thru traffic.  We’re told that, around 5:30 to 6 this morning, the police found blood inside a white home on North…

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A plea to remember the county’s animals

January 13, 2015

Among South Carolina’s list of infamous rankings, the state is 45th in the quality and strength of animal protection laws. To a meeting last night with the county’s state lawmakers, Edda Cammick brought material from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The newest member of the Oconee County Council said she wanted to raise an issue…

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Anderson man charged with Oconee crimes

January 13, 2015

An Anderson County man was being held in the Oconee jail, under a combined $80 thousand surety bond. Jason Andrew Tomsha of the Abbeville Highway was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants alleging he committed crimes during October last year in Oconee County. According to an announcement by the Sheriff’s Office, the 45-year old Tomsha has…

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“I’m concerned for Oconee County”

January 13, 2015

A high court ruling in favor of plaintiffs who argued that a minimally adequate education denies opportunity to students in their South Carolina school districts should be a matter for concern in Oconee County, considered one of the wealthier school districts in the state. That was the assessment given last night by members of Oconee’s…

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To repair roads, all to be considered

January 13, 2015

When it comes to repairing South Carolina’s worsening roads, State Representative Bill Sandifer and his colleagues in the Oconee Legislative Delegation indicate everything’s on the table. The delegation last night hosted a meeting with the Oconee County Council, on the eve of the start of a new legislative session. The state’s lawmakers this year are…

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  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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