Trial avoided when defendant pleads

Just after opening statements, a young Seneca man changed his plead. The judge in Oconee General Sessions accepted Tyson Tyrone Watt’s plea to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during a violent crime and handed down a sentence, sending Watt to prison for 15 years. The office of Solicitor Chrissy Adams released […]

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Fair Play Infant Homicide

Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a 7 month old Fair Play child. The infant, Amy Genesis Stashluck, of 78 Isbell Road, Fair Play was pronounced dead Monday night at the pediatric ICU at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  According to a release from the Oconee County Coroner’s office, the medical assessment of physicians at Greenville Memorial found the child […]

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Spreading the work

Special efforts are made being in the Oconee School District to open some of the new Walhalla High School to smaller, local contractors. According to assistant superintendent for operations, Dr. Michael Thorsland, few local contractors have the resources to undertake a high school building as large as 250 thousand square feet, but four smaller buildings on the new school campus […]

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Protecting children

When you send your children to school, you expect they will get the best education possible. You never expect that your child one day will return home, having been molested by a teacher. Oconee school district officials said today that, for the past four years, they have taken pro-active steps to prevent pedophiles from taking advantage of young people. Earnestine […]

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History questions and new education standards

Common core education standards, now adopted by 45 states, arrive in two years at the Oconee School District. And Dianne England, assistant superintendent for instruction, says the district is preparing now to meet a states initiated set of standards that’ll place students on an even-playing field, with the end goal to prepare them for college and career. England says it’s […]

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Arrest made in Chickasaw Point crime

A 43-year old Oconeean has been arrested in a three-month investigation of stolen golf carts. Law enforcement records show that Steven Lamar Craig of Harbin Road, Westminster was arrested yesterday and charged with receiving stolen goods. Since July 19, the Sheriff’s Department has been investigating the disappearance of three golf carts from the clubhouse at Chickasaw Point Country Club.  

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Students to take anti-gun pledge

U-S Attorney Bill Nettles says members of his office and law enforcement partners are meeting tomorrow with South Carolina students, as part of of the state’s annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. Students at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary, Fair-Oak Elementary, and Tamassee-Salem Elementary will sign pledge that if they see a gun they will not touch it, they will assume […]

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Second Presidential debate is set for tonight

Tuesday night’s presidential debate will feature a town hall-style format, where the two candidates will answer questions from a selected group of voters on a wide range of issues. Instead of the two candidates sitting together at a table, or standing behind lecterns, with a moderator directing the discussion, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will talk directly […]

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