By appointment of the Governor

September 28, 2012

An Oconee man instrumental in organizing the county’s first scenic highway committee will serve in a similar capacity at a statewide level. Governor Nikki Haley last summer appointed J-Harold Thomas, a former county councilman, to the S.C. Scenic Highway Committee. Thomas last night said he’s still awaits attending his first meeting.

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Thelma Miller’s new adventure

September 28, 2012

For two dozen years, Oconee’s economic development business has been her business. But, now, Thelma Miller is retiring as administrative assistant at the county office of economic development. She takes with her fond memories of her time, dating back to the late Bob Gaillard’s long run as county economic development director all the way to…

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For now, no change at the Courier

September 28, 2012

An architect’s plan to convert parts of Walhalla’s historic Keowee Courier into homes for senior citizens failed to win approval during a city regulatory board’s meeting last night at City Hall. After a public hearing, the board of zoning appeals voted to deny the variance sought by project promoter Lori Sons. A handful of speakers…

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Twenty-four child sex charges

September 28, 2012

Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a 39-year old Kershaw, South Carolina man on 24 charges alleging child sex crimes. Law enforcement records identify the man arrested as Richard Onley Gardner III. According to today’s booking report from the Oconee Detention Center, Gardner is accused in 13 cases alleging committing or attempting lewd act on a…

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Seneca’s largest meth seizure

September 28, 2012
Seneca’s largest meth seizure

A late night raid at a Seneca home led to two arrests, and what the police say were the seizures of illegal drugs, firearms, stolen property, and U-S currency. Chief John Covington says two residents at 308 Pine Street were arrested. According to Covington, five warrants were served on Millard Jerome Strickland and four on…

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Committee to take to the highway

September 27, 2012
Committee to take to the highway

Members of Oconee’s Scenic Highway Committee will make a road trip Tuesday to assess the looks of S.C. 11 in the county, whether they meet or fail to meet the standards that an official scenic highway should embrace. Dave LaVere, committee chairman, admits there is concern that Scenic 11 could lose its status as the…

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  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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