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Crenshaw working with the numbers

December 2, 2013

One-hundred-seventy-people never made it home for the holidays over the weekend! The inmate count at the Oconee Detention Center during the Thanksgiving weekend reached 170—in a penal facility with a rated capacity of 122. Two drug sweeps in November swelled the numbers. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and staff continue to meet with the architect and the…

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2nd electric bus expected this week

December 2, 2013

Seneca is getting ready for the second of four electric buses. “I imagine this week we’ll probably be doing a little testing on it,” Ed Halbig told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning. The planning and community development director said once all four buses are in place, the city expects to place the them into some form…

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Walhallan arrested on two charges

December 2, 2013

Sheriff’s officers arrested a Walhalla man last week and charged him with kidnapping and criminal domestic violence first offense. Law enforcement records identify the man arrested as James Ray Cooper, 37, of Wagener Circle. Arrest warrant affidavits, signed by Sgt. Kevin Cain, allege Cooper headbutted a woman, made threats to kill her, and prohibited her…

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Second burglary arrest

December 2, 2013

A second man has been arrested by the Walhalla police in the investigation of a business burglary. The police Saturday arrested William David Gunn, 28 years old. According to Lt. Paul Harris, Gunn is the second person to be arrested and charged with burglary at O’Kelley Heating and Air. Harris says one more arrest is…

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Chamber welcomes six to to its board

December 2, 2013

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca has announced six people have been added to its board of directors. Three-year terms start January 1 for the following individuals: Sharon Alec of Cross Creek Plantation, Gene Blair of Chickasaw Point, B-J Gatten of Duke Energy, Joey Hawkins of Fort Hill Natural Gas, Grant Nicholson of Blue…

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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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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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