Crenshaw Swearing-In Ceremony

The community is invited to the Oconee Courthouse in Walhalla on Monday, December 31 at 2pm for the swearing-in ceremony for Mike Crenshaw.  The sheriff-elect takes the oath of office New Year’s Eve to begin his four-year term in Oconee County. The ceremony is open to the public. Federal Judge Tim Cain, an Oconee County resident, will administer the oath. […]

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Rotary donates to Ripple of One

A generous donation has been made to an Oconee County organization that strives to lift individuals and their families from generational poverty.  In a ceremony at the Seneca Rotary Club meeting this week, the club gave a donation of $1,595 to Ripple of One. Accepting the donation was Stephanie Enders, founder of the organization that tries to instill habits that […]

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Upstate Unemployment Rates on the rise

For the fourth consecutive month, South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in November from the October estimate of 8.6%.  The unemployment rate has fallen 1.5 percentage points since November of last year. In the tri-county area of Upstate South Carolina unemployment increased.  Oconee County posted 8.6% in November, which is an increase from 8.4% in October.  Similarly, […]

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Duncan opposed to Plan B Fiscal Cliff Measure

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement on opposing the ‘Plan B’ fiscal cliff measure: “I came to Washington to fight for all taxpayers – not to give into the politics of division and envy. Conservatives were elected to cut spending and shrink the size and scope of government, not to give politicians more money to spend when […]

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Clemson awards Degrees and honors Astronaut

Clemson University awarded 1,200 degrees Thursday, including the nation’s first Ph.D. in automotive engineering earned by a woman and an honorary degree to a former astronaut. Ala Qattawi made history when she walked across the stage to receive her doctorate in automotive engineering. Retired General Charles Duke Jr., a former NASA astronaut who was the 10th man to walk on the […]

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Easley Woman pleads Guilty in Oxycodone Conspiracy

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that 27-year old Shelley Nicole Dillard of Easley pled guilty in federal court in Anderson, to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.  Senior United States District Judge Ross Anderson, Jr.  accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that law enforcement […]

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OMC Employees donate to Head Start Children

The Christmas wish lists of some 35 children at Head Start were fulfilled this year by Oconee Medical Center employees. Staff members from Head Start came to Oconee Medical Center with a small bus to pick up the gifts which filled all but one seat and the aisle. Oconee Medical Center employees are active volunteers in many organizations throughout the community, […]

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Arrest made in Burglary Investigation

Sister station WGOG reports that a 42-year old Oconee County woman has been arrested as part of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department’s five-month investigation of a home burglary on Coffee Road. The burglary, reported during a two-week period in May, netted thieves a variety of households goods, clothes, and tools.  On Wednesday, deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Department arrested […]

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CU President closes Fall Semester with Highlights

The fall semester came to a close Wednesday on the campus of Clemson University giving President James F. Barker an opportunity to reflect on some highlights from the first half of the academic year and look ahead to 2013. Barker spoke at the December general faculty meeting. Among the accomplishments in the semester, Barker noted that: Work was completed on […]

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