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Police confiscate $40K in meth
February 16, 2018 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Police confiscate $40K in meth | Test

Mickey Edward Cox, 50, of Walters Morris Drive in Seneca, had been wanted as part of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Avalanche, a six-month-long methamphetamine trafficking investigation.

Coroner says Walhalla man killed by single gunshot
February 15, 2018 – 10:26 pm | No Comment
Coroner says Walhalla man killed by single gunshot | Test

The autopsy was performed Thursday on Robert Steven McDowell of Quarter Horse Trail, according to a statement released by Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis.

Defense argues Jesse Osborne pressured into shooting
February 15, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
Defense argues Jesse Osborne pressured into shooting | Test

A series of chilling social media messages from the teen charged in a deadly 2016 shooting at Townville Elementary School don’t tell the whole story, defense attorneys argued during the third day of the hearing that will determine whether he will be tried as an adult.

Police: Homeowner killed after exchanging gunfire with trespasser
February 15, 2018 – 12:19 am | No Comment
Police: Homeowner killed after exchanging gunfire with trespasser | Test

Tyler Mark Broome, of Dewey Street in Westminster, is charged with murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and trespassing.

Westminster, county look to team up on city hall project
February 15, 2018 – 12:17 am | No Comment
Westminster, county look to team up on city hall project | Test

With a financial boost from Oconee County, the city of Westminster may look to build a new $1.6 million city hall that would include city services, the police department and space for a new county magistrate’s office.

Lt. governor wants more ‘leadership’ in Columbia
February 15, 2018 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Lt. governor wants more ‘leadership’ in Columbia | Test

During a visit to Oconee County on Monday, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant told voters at a Seneca restaurant that running for governor against current Gov. Henry McMaster has not been awkward.

Green Crescent committee looking for part-time director
February 14, 2018 – 10:58 pm | No Comment

Green Crescent Trail committee chairman Eric Newton said the committee planned to vote this week on a part-time executive director position, whose responsibilities would include coordinating funding efforts toward establishing a network of pedestrian and cycling trails throughout the area.

Blue Ridge Elementary principal named assistant superintendent
February 14, 2018 – 10:57 pm | No Comment
Blue Ridge Elementary principal named assistant superintendent | Test

Fourth-year Blue Ridge Elementary School principal Lisa Simmons has been named as the new assistant superintendent of instruction for the School District of Oconee County effective July 1.

Final downtown Clemson corridor presentation scheduled for tonight
February 14, 2018 – 10:56 pm | No Comment
Final downtown Clemson corridor presentation scheduled for tonight | Test

Input sessions on Clemson’s proposed downtown corridor long-range plan will culminate tonight in a final presentation from 6-7 p.m. at the new fire substation facility on Issaqueena Trail.

Seneca, Oconee exploring options for Clemson annexation
February 14, 2018 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
Seneca, Oconee exploring options for Clemson annexation | Test

Seneca city officials and Oconee County officials each met behind closed doors in separate sessions Tuesday night to discuss their options a day after the Clemson planning commission voted to recommend approval of a plan to annex property inside Oconee County.