Narcs search Seneca home and arrest two

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Seneca narcotics agents searched a S. Walnut Street home and arrested a couple.  The police say a search warrant yesterday enabled them to seize marijuana, prescription medicine, drug paraphernalia, and cash money.  Arrested were residents at 507C S. Walnut.  The police say Lawrence and Tonya Barrow are charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a Schedule II […]

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No findings during nuke plant special investigation

The government watchdog NRC looked into the circumstances for “power cable failures/degradation” of the startup transformers for Units 1 and 3 at the Oconee Nuclear Station.  The special inspection last month resulted in no findings.   Those “failures/degradation” were identified during operator rounds December 7 on Unit 3 and during a Duke Energy review December 15 of Unit 1. According to […]

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Westminster apartment fire

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Fire has displaced those living in a duplex apartment unit in Westminster.  This morning’s fire scene is Skyland Drive, where no one was hurt.  Chief Chris Smith says two people lived in the unit where the fire broke out; three others lived in the adjoining unit.  The Westminster Fire Department received a large response of fire fighters and equipment from […]

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Library leaders to consider Salem solution

Oconee library officials are accepting an invitation to have a look at the Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School with the idea of using part of the complex of buildings as the solution to Salem’s library needs.  Danny Day, chairman of the library board of trustees, says his board has accepted an invitation from the Town of Salem and the Oconee School District […]

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Michelin outcome not end of world, county leaders say

  No Michelin distribution center at the Golden Corner Commerce Park at leats for now is a disappointment, but county leaders say they are moving on.  County Administrator Scott Molulder says Oconee is likely to push forward with the potential that an Atlanta area company, Patillo, is interested in building a spec building at the undeveloped industrial park on SC 59.  The […]

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Jury delivers split verdict

There was something in the verdict for both sides of the Oconee courtroom.  For the defendant, bottom line is that he’s headed to prison.  Early last night the General Sessions jury found Anousack Thanonglit of Riverdale, Georgia guilty of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and not guilty of trafficking in cocaine.  After hearing the prosecutor recite a lengthy record […]

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Fire destroys Fair Play home

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  What’s believed to have been an accidental fire destroyed a family home yesterday afternoon in Fair Play.  Nearly 25 fire fighters needed 25 minutes to put a stop to the fire on the Wilderness Road.  No one hurt, but the family dog perished in the fire. While the fire burned, ammunition went off inside the home, but county Fire […]

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Case heads to the jury

At mid afternoon today, the judge had begun to instruct an Oconee jury in the law as it applies to an alleged drug case on I-85.  On trial is an Atlanta man who was charged in 2013 with trafficking in cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Defendant Anousack Thanonglit had admitted to a trooper that the car he […]

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Michelin to let option expire

There’s word this afternoon that the once-extended Golden Corner Commerce Park option held by Michelin has expired.  In an interview with 101.7/WGOG NEWS, County Administrator Scott Moulder said the option expired yesterday.  According to Moulder, the county had told the corporation that it would not be willing to extend the lease a second time and Michelin responded by saying it […]

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High winds topple trees and snap limbs statewide

Crews from the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) have responded to more than 650 reports of fallen trees and tree limbs since Wednesday afternoon statewide due to high winds. Many SCDOT employees worked through the night Wednesday and continue to respond to calls today, clearing debris from roadways. High winds have also damaged or destroyed more than a half […]

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