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Fire damages Westminster home

December 2, 2013

Fire late Saturday afternoon damaged a home in Westminster. The fire department was notified of the fire at 101 James Street—shortly after 5 o’clock. No one reported injured. Fire Lt. David Shultis says an investigation is underway as to the cause of fire. Jackie Owens at the time was pumping gas at a nearby convenience…

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Hit-run accident near Seneca

December 2, 2013

State troopers report a hit-run accident this morning at 4:30 near the Seneca Middle School on Maple Grove Road. The accident involved private property damage.

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Fatal accident UPDATE

November 30, 2013

The Westminster police chief said today, “Our department’s prayers and thoughts go out to the families during this tragic event.” Chief Dean Awalt said, while the investigation continues, one of his officers has been placed on administrative leave. Although, as Awalt told 96.3/WGOG NEWS, he believes his officer followed procedures properly in chasing a suspect’s…

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Contentious $ issue coming to a head!

November 30, 2013

When it comes to an annual payment of about $600 thousand, who has right on its side? That may be the overall question under debate by the Oconee County Council and the separate body politic Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority. But a specific issue appears headed for a vote during a meeting Monday night in…

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Trustee emeritus Amick dies

November 30, 2013

Clemson University mourns the death of its emeritus trustee Billy Amick of Bateshburg. The university learned of Amick’s death on Friday. He had served on the board of trustees for 30 years—including two terms as chairman.

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Man charged with attempted murder near Seneca

November 27, 2013

A 35-year old Utica man remained jailed at Walhalla this afternoon, charged with attempted murder and multiple offenses of weapons violations. Law enforcement records show the arrest last night of Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr. of Lonsdale Street as part of an investigation that arose from incidents April 21 on Wells Highway and vicinity near Seneca.…

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Convenience centers open today!

November 27, 2013

Normally, Oconee’s convenience centers are idle on Wednesdays. But today is an exception. Because of tomorrow’s holiday, all manned convenience centers are doing business until 7 tonight. They’ll be closed Thursday and Friday and re-open at regular time Saturday morning.

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Those who protect the freedoms

November 27, 2013

On Thanksgiving Eve, Senator Lindsey Graham urges all Americans to remember those Americans unable to be home for the holiday season—because of their military commitments thousands of miles away. Graham, member of the Armed Service Committee, says the many American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marine he has met help make up the best fighting force…

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South Carolinians hit the road for the holiday

November 27, 2013

The motor club AAA predicts more than one-half million South Carolinians will drive to their destination this Thanksgiving weekend. A total of 630 thousand state residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, most of them travelers. Because of its five-day length, Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous annual holidays. Last…

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Seneca’s 2014 plans for African-American History Month

November 27, 2013

Arrangements are being made for Seneca to welcome visitors from the island country of Barbados in the Lesser Antilles—as part of the city’s 2014 observance of African-American History Month. City Administrator Greg Dietterick and Lunney Museum curator John Martin announced last night that next year’s events will center at the Lunney and focus on the…

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