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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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For test purposes only

November 25, 2013

At 2 o’clock this afternoon, an electric bus is scheduled to test the new charge station at Seneca’s Norton-Thompson Park and then run a practice route. Riley Johnson, events coordinator, said it’s a test only–and no public ridership will be permitted on the test bus today.

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Arrest made in Walhalla business burglary

November 25, 2013

A Walhalla police officer says the arrest of a 32-year old man is the first of three planned arrests in the investigation of a recent burglary. Jason Randall Jenkins of Kenneth Street was arrested Friday and charged with burglary second degree at O’Kelley Heating and Air, according to Lt. Paul Harris. According to Harris, the…

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Georgia residents arrested in Oconee

November 25, 2013

Two Georgia men were arrested Friday at an Oconee County scrap yard, and the Stephens County Sheriff’s investigators say those men brought a stolen car to that scrap yard. Roger Dale Littleton, 50, of Toccoa, and Christopher Hugh Kinney, 40, of Clarkesville were being held in the Oconee Detention Center and are charged with felony-theft…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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