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Hunters found OK near Salem

December 30, 2014

A search-and-rescue operation has been called off near Salem. Two hunters—one adult and one youngster—missing since last night, have been found. They are described as OK, but cold and wet. Responders found the hunters in the Tater Hill area near Lake Jocassee.

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Mobile meth lab bust in Seneca

December 30, 2014

The police in Seneca believe that the reason one white car pulled up next to another was the transport of illegal drugs. Chief John Covington says narcotics agents conducted a mobile meth lab bust at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon in the parking lot of Ingle’s. Two people taken into custody have been identified as Victoria…

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West Union man arrested on multiple charges

December 30, 2014

A 20-year old West Union man has been arrested on multiple charges of burglary and larceny. In one of the crimes Brady Dale Berry is accused of burglarizing a neighbor’s home on Fernwood Drive. Arrest affidavits allege Berry entered his neighbor’s home between November 1 and December 27 while armed with a deadly weapon. He…

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96.3/WGOG’s “Year in Review”

December 30, 2014

Depending on your viewpoint, the famous saying “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” could apply to what happened during 2014 in Oconee County. And 96.3/WGOG will take a look back at this year during our annual “Year in Review.” The one-half hour special will air two times between now and…

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Taking the oath of office in Pickens County

December 30, 2014

Two men are set to take the oath of office next week for seats on the Pickens County Council. A ceremony, conducted by Pickens County Probate Judge Kathy Zorn, will take place at 5:30 Monday evening, January 5 in the County Council Auditorium of the Pickens County Administration Facility. Zorn will administer the oaths to…

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Christmas trees to be recycled

December 30, 2014
Christmas trees to be recycled

 The Hartwell and Thurmond lake project offices of the Army Corps of Engineers are accepting natural Christmas trees for recycling through February 15 at Hartwell and January 8 at Thurmond. The recycled trees will be used as fish attractors. Trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in locations with fish…

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Temporary flu visit restrictions

December 30, 2014

Greenville Health System requests that children under the age of 18 refrain from visiting hospitalized patients because of the level of flu and respiratory illnesses now in the Upstate. GHS, which includes the Oconee Memorial Hospital, is also requesting that anyone with signs of the flu, respiratory illness or cold temporarily refrain from visiting hospitalized…

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Seneca man arrested on drug conspiracy charge

December 30, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested a Seneca man late Sunday afternoon on the charge of drug conspiracy. Howard Eugene Johnson, 47 years old, of Sirrine Street, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center. Around November 12, narcotics agents began an investigation into the purchase of Pseudophedrine by Johnson beyond the legal limit. Pseudophedrine is a common…

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Never drink and drive!

December 30, 2014

Walhalla police will stage safety checkpoints at various locations tomorrow on New Year’s Eve. Officer Holcombe and his colleagues at the police station remind everyone that New Year’s is a time to celebrate in a way safe to yourself and everyone else. The city police will utilize additional officers tomorrow night to patrol for impaired…

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Holiday closings

December 30, 2014

Oconee Solid Waste has announced the closing of all facilities for New Year’s Day on Thursday.  The closing of the convenience centers and other facilities will allow the employees to spend the holiday with their friends and families.

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
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  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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