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Plea of guilt for failure to register

April 9, 2014

An Oconee resident has been sentenced for a third offense failure to register on the county’s registry of sex offenders. Cynthia Renee Brooks was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to three years and two years probation with credit for time already served, according to Deputy Kelly Winchester. Winchester serves as Sex Offender Registrar…

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Seneca property to be annexed

April 9, 2014

Seneca-owned property east of the city limits is being positioned to be annexed. During city council’s regular April meeting, the council gave its mayor and its city administrator the authority to sign a petition to annex Seneca’s property at the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant adjoining the Utica community. In tandem with Oconee County, Seneca…

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Georgia business fire fills area sky with smoke

April 9, 2014

  A fire chief in Stephens County, Georgia said as many as 300 junk cars caught fire yesterday on the premises of Carter’s Royal Dispos-All near Rock Creek Road. It was a fire that spread to a building, a shed and countless car parts. No one reported hurt. Toccoa’s WNEG reports the smoke could be…

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Gas pump prices jump 17 cents

April 8, 2014

The news about the price at the pump got even worse today. Since March 8, South Carolina drivers have been paying an additional 17 cents. “Spring is a difficult time for drivers, when gas prices typically rise due to refinery maintenance,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. Beyond seasonal maintenance, refineries must…

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DOT has game plan for filling the potholes

April 8, 2014

Patching the potholes on state-maintained roads and highways across Oconee County is a year-round job. But that job escalates when warmer weather allows DOT maintenance crews to mix tar and asphalt. A patching crew from the DOT district is due to arrive in the next couple of weeks to fill what Mike Smith calls “some…

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Budget time in West Union

April 8, 2014

West Union leaders are primed to act tonight on a new town budget. Proposed for 2014-15 is a budget for utilities and general town operations amounting to $472 thousand, 472 dollars—a small increase over the current year. Preceding tonight’s vote by the town council will be a public hearing on the budget. It’s all part…

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Chamber awards dinner next month

April 8, 2014

As many as seven awards will be announced next month during the annual meeting and business awards dinner for the Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is asking its membership to nominate business leaders worthy of such awards as Business Innovator, Green Business, Small Business of the Year, and Best Place to Work. The…

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CU names 15 National Scholars for 2014

April 8, 2014

The National Scholars Program at Clemson University has named 15 National Scholars for 2014. The list includes one student who comes to Clemson from nearby Daniel High School. Sarah Waldvogel, an accomplished musician, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist who plans to major in genetics. Sarah and the other nine women and five men who…

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Newry man charged with impersonating a police officer

April 8, 2014

A 32-year old Newry man has been charged with impersonating a police officer in Seneca. The Seneca police say they found a man asleep in a car parked at a restaurant at 5 o’clock Thursday morning last week. The police found the man in need of medical attention and arranged for him to be sent…

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Rain event in excess of 3″

April 8, 2014

The Sunday night through Monday rain event deposited in excess of three inches of rain in Walhalla. At one point late yesterday afternoon, the official count stood at 3.19”. We’ll await Weather Observer Barbara Wilson’s new total this morning. A motor vehicle left the road about 9:30 last night and knocked down an electric power…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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