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Powell an interested non-bidder

December 31, 2014

John Powell once went to the expense of moving an old Walhalla house down Main Street—partly to save it from the wrecking ball. So, the question as 2014 winds down for the start of 2015, will the realtor be among the bidders next month to buy 502 E. Main Street? It’s the old house that…

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Murder trial to begin January 12

December 31, 2014

The court docket set by the office of 10th Circuit Solicitor lists a murder case as the first trial for the New Year in Oconee County General Sessions Court. Atop the docket for a week of court, January 12-15, is the State’s case against Shane Adam Burdette. The Westminster resident was arrested in the summer…

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Chase ends with suspect’s car hitting tree

December 31, 2014

A surveillance operation by Seneca police narcotics officers paid off with the arrest of a drug suspect, but not before a chase ensued through city streets and ended with the suspect’s car hitting a tree near the Wells Highway. During the noon hour yesterday on South Sixth Street, the police spotted an Acura automobile driven…

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Fire near Townville was arson

December 31, 2014
Fire near Townville was arson

 An investigation has disclosed that an early morning fire near Townville was deliberately set, and authorities are appealing to the public for information that can solve the crime. Fire fighters were alerted around one o’clock Monday morning to a house fire in the Timberlake One community in southern Oconee. Emergency crews found the fire quickly…

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Slip and trip alleged at hospital

December 30, 2014

An Oconee County woman went to her local hospital with the intent to attend an educational health class, but she slipped and tripped. And now, according to the lawsuit filed in her behalf, Edna Brown Brezeale wants a jury trial to determine what damages she is owed. The lawsuit alleges that Oconee Memorial Hospital knew…

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Foxwood Hills home fire

December 30, 2014

Fire late this morning damaged a home in the Foxwood Hills development on Lake Hartwell. The fire was discovered by the homeowner, as he returned to his home on the Dr. John’s Road. He noticed smoke coming from the roof and could hear the sound of the home’s smoke detectors. Fire fighters were able to…

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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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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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