New oversight committee meets

September 18, 2012
New oversight committee meets

A new committee to oversee the efficiency and effectiveness of state government holds its first meeting this afternoon in Columbia for the purpose of organization and a decision on which agencies and programs are to be reviewed first. State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens County, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has appointed three Senators…

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Frost trial this afternoon

September 18, 2012

The trial of a 44-year old man has been assigned a 1 o’clock start time this afternoon in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Steven Gregory Frost, arrested March 8, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Frost is being represented by Deputy Public Defender Danny Day, while Assistant Solicitor Lindsey Simmons handles the…

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Walhalla-Westminster meeting

September 18, 2012

The city councils in Walhalla and Westminster hold regular meetings tonight at their city halls. The two political bodies are coming together tomorrow evening for what is being called an executive session on a contract matter, not specified by the joint meeting announcement. Their reason for meeting apparently deals with the Golden Corner Commerce Park.…

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Human remains may be missing hiker

September 18, 2012

Human remains found Saturday morning in Rabun County, Georgia, in the vicinity of the Bartram Trail may be those of a missing hiker. Sky 104 Radio in Clayton quotes the Rabun Sheriff, Frank Andrews, as saying investigators found clues that lead them to think that the remains are those of a hiker who has not…

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Arson suspected near Seneca

September 18, 2012

  Authorities say a fire that damaged a house near Utica yesterday afternoon was intentionally set and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Fire fighters put a stop to the fire that damaged one room at 107 Stephen Drive near Goddard Avenue, but there was smoke damage throughout. According to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King,…

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Business After Hours rescheduled

September 17, 2012

A forecast full of rain has prompted the Oconee Chamber of Commerce to pick a new date for its Business After Hours. Originally scheduled tomorrow, Business After Hours at the Lunney House Museum has been rescheduled for Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It had been originally planned for tomorrow.

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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