New Sheriff’s vision and mission statement

Oconee’s new Sheriff, Mike Crenshaw, is out with a new vision and mission statement which he’s requiring all of his employees to follow. The mission statement reads: “The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are committed to making Oconee County a safer place to live, work, and play. All members of our agency will employ effective Community Policing Strategies, […]

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Bear cubs left in box

Three bear cubs found abandoned in Oconee County shortly after birth are receiving medical help elsewhere. The cubs, found inside a box left last week at the Long Creek Volunteer Fire Station, appear to be no more than four weeks old, according to a South Carolina wildlife biologist. Richard Morton, the biologist, says two of the cubs were sent to […]

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Sancutary Pointe public meeting

From the developers will come word this month during a public meeting as to exactly what they are pursuing for a prized peninsula off I-85 in Oconee County. Marion Edmonds, a spokesman for the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says the Sanctuary Pointe public information meeting will take place 6:30 Tuesday night, March 26 at the South […]

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Seneca willing to talk with PRWD

In an attempt to save its wholesale contract, Seneca would be willing to negotiate a lower rate to the Pioneer Rural Water District. Bob Faires, Seneca utilities director, reacted today to a PRWD report favorable to the Oconee-Anderson water supplier building its first treatment plant. “Pioneer purchases water from both Seneca and Westminster and I think Westminster wouldn’t mind coming […]

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OSD keeping the investigation open

Oconee Sheriff’s Department is keeping open its investigation of sex allegations made against a 20-year old man and, according to its spokesman, wants to talk to anyone who is aware of any other inappropriate conduct. Sheriff’s officers this week arrested Seneca resident Adrian Caron on three charges alleging criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy […]

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Jail meeting time change

If you plan to go to next week’s meeting about the latest plans for a new Oconee jail, there’s a time change. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, says Tuesday night’s meeting at the Walhalla Depot will begin one hour earlier than first announced. The new start time is 6:30 p-m.

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Facebook how-to

Social-networking through Facebook on the internet is not just for the young. The fad is catching on with older individuals. At 11 this morning the Westminster Library hosts a Facebook for Seniors How-To Program. It is geared to seniors, but open to anyone. The presentation will include how to create a Facebook account, use its fundamental features, download photos, and […]

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