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Plans announced for Seneca election

November 27, 2013

Seneca will get political early next year. The city’s next election takes place Tuesday, March 11—when Seneca voters get to fill four seats on their eight-member city council. Up for grabs are the four-year terms of Scott Durham, Joel Ward, Ernest Riley, and Andrea Alewine. All four are eligible to seek re-election. The 2014 election…

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Church burglarized and vandalized

November 26, 2013
Church burglarized and vandalized

 Intruders at a church near Seneca stole property and left thousands of dollars worth of  vandalism and the public is being asked for information to help solve the crime. Jim Morgan, the minister at Ann Hope United Methodist Church, told an Oconee deputy that the Goddard Avenue church was broken into between 8 o’clock Thursday…

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Judge sends message to shoplifters

November 26, 2013

After appearing this morning before the Walhalla magistrate, six people pleaded guilty to shoplifting and were given the choice of paying fines or going to jail. Law enforcement authorities say the six are among a three-fold increase for this time of year in the numbers of those who’ve been arrested. Magistrate Blake Norton gave the…

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Prizes await two students

November 26, 2013

The Seneca Lions Club will hand out awards tonight to a pair of middle school student who were judged winners in the Lions International poster contest. The contest centered on the theme “Our World, Our Future.”. Carson Calloway of Seneca Middle School and Shyann Moore of West-Oak Middle School receive certificates, $100 dollars, and free…

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One appeal denied, a second granted

November 26, 2013

The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals decided last night that a Mountain Rest man will have to conform to county building regulations covering a communications pole tower erected on his property off the Whetstone Road. A finding of fact prepared for the board showed Howard Hopkins put up the tower without a permit. The owners…

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Jail count stands at 163!

November 26, 2013

The prisoner count this morning at the Oconee Detention Center stands at 163—the result of a second week of drug sweeps across the county. The latest roundup targets 31 people in what the Sheriff’s Office calls a conspiracy to facilitate the making of methamphetamine. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw concedes that tight quarters at the jail…

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Rain started late last night

November 26, 2013

Rain started to fall late last night, and by 7 this morning had deposited about 1.5″ in Walhalla, according to U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson.  The rain quickly turned to a cold, hard rain—but Oconee County Dispatch reported this morning, so far, no problems. Because the rain on the roadways has quickly formed puddles, it’s…

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Library board changes course

November 26, 2013

You can forget about a new Seneca library near the 123-130 intersection. Chairman Danny Day says, at its meeting last night, the county library board of trustees voted unanimously to recommend the current location, on a South Second Street block, to build the replacement library. The move reverses a board decision in May. According to…

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Missing kayak found!

November 25, 2013

Emergency crews responded today to the Wild and Scenic Chattooga upon a hiker’s discovery of a kayak–wedged between rocks at Bull’s Sluice. The good news, according to Scott Krein of Oconee Emergency Preparedness, is that no one died or was hurt. It turned out, he said, that the kayak was lost yesterday and its owners…

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31 targeted for drug conspiracy

November 25, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are pursuing conspiracy-related drug charges today against as many as 31 suspects. And, by 1:30 this afternoon, 22 of the 31 had already been arrested and sent to jail. It all relates to the proliferation of the highly-addictive drug methamphetamine. But Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said, in this operation, those targeted are not…

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