Oconee’s stretch of I-85 and human trafficking

Practically a midpoint between Atlanta and Charlotte, Oconee County’s four-mile stretch of I-85 is apt to be the scene of human trafficking.  And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw wants the county to be pro-active.  Human trafficking affects all walks of life in the United States and victims can be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, visa holders and undocumented workers.  The victims will […]

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Sheriff’s Office makes drug case

Pseudoephedrine is a recognized decongestant, but also an ingredient to make methamphetamine.  And an attempt to buy pseudoephedrine above the legal limit has landed one Oconeean in trouble with the law.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest early yesterday of Thomas Lee Lanning of the Johnny Cox Road, Westminster.     A narcotics agent began to investigate December 1 and determined […]

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No Seneca New Year’s Eve bash

The City of Seneca has decided there will be no New Year’s Eve party on Ramcat Alley, but 2017 might be different.  A request to close off the one-block downtown street to vehicle traffic and allow for a large screen TV display was debated during city council’s last meeting. But yesterday the city released this statement:  “Because of the late […]

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Evelyn Brown

  Westminster – Mary Evelyn Blackwell Brown, 63, widow of the late Doyle Hurlet Brown, 408 S Hampton Street, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Cottingham Hospice House.   A graveside service will be held 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at First Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1-2 prior at Sandifer Funeral Home. The […]

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Councilwoman seeks change in electric power contract

Westminster Councilwoman Susan Ramey wants change in her city’s wholesale power arrangements with a consortium of cities to allow Westminster retail customers to use energy generated by alternative sources.  And as part of Ramey’s quest to lower power bills, she wants resarch done on “associated block grants.”  The item is on the agenda tomorrow of the city council, whose meeting […]

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Electoral College casts votes for Trump-Pence

Secretary of State Mark Hammond convened the 2016 Electoral College Monday, December 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM in Columbia.  Unanimously casting their votes for Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump of New York, and Vice Presidential nominee Michael R. Pence of Indiana, were: Donald Matthew Moore, At-large; Glenn A. McCall, At-large; Terry Hardesty, 1st Congressional District; Jim S. Ulmer, Jr., 2nd […]

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Police give details of Walhalla financial crime

The police in Walhalla believe a city resident befriended a Townville woman who, in turn, committed a series of fraud crimes.  The police last week arrested Megan Catherine Dobbins and charged her with financial identity fraud and financial card theft.  Capt. Paul Harris says the 31-year old Dobbins obtained credit card and bank check items to commit financial crimes, starting […]

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Federal indictment charges Salem man

A federal grand jury has indicted a Salem man on the charge of illegally possession of ammunition as a felon.  The indictment charging Justin David Crenshaw was announced in Columbia by Beth Drake, acting U-S Attorney for South Carolina.  The indictment alleges that on October 25 that the 31-year old  Crenshaw, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment […]

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Pickens Sheriff’s Office announcement

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has completed the investigation into the fatal shooting of a suspected intruder by an Easley homeowner that occurred last week on Prince Perry Rd.  Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Friday provided the 13th Solicitor’s Office information to include evidence collected at the scene of the shooting and information gathered during an examination of the deceased.  […]

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Holidays mean clogged highways and busy airports

A record number of South Carolinians, a little over 1,407,940 will travel 50 miles or more for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday, according to AAA Carolinas. The record number represents an increase of 1% from last year. The 12-day Christmas/New Year’s travel holiday is defined as Wednesday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 3. “Although we have seen an increase in gas prices […]

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