Incident on S. Wesleyan campus

From Southern Wesleyan University at Central, a text alert was issued Friday as a security precaution after the university reported an inappropriate incident between a man and a woman walking on campus. According to the security alert, the woman reported having been inappropriately touched by the man. She further accused the man of exposing himself.

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Woman charged with filing false report

Campus police at Clemson have charged a 21-year old Woodruff woman with filing a false report of an attempted sexual assault.  According to a university announcement, Jasmine Deshunte Leamon was charged with filing a false report of a felony.  The charge against Leamon, who is not a Clemson student or employee, is a felony.  The report of the incident prompted […]

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Oconee leaders get tips from industry site selector

The director of Oconee Economic Alliance, Richard Blackwell, will accompany a professional industry site consultant from Greenville this afternoon for a look at Oconee County’s newest industrial park—the Information and Technology Center on south highway 11. Although Didi Caldwell’s company is located in Greenville, she has more than 10 years of site selection experience in the U-S and across the […]

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John Murray on Oconee’s kind heart

OconeeCounty resident John Murray grew up in one part of the country, spent the main part of working career in another, and chose to spend his retirement years in still another part of the country.  He says, without a doubt, that when it comes to extending a helping hand to those in need, Oconeeans take no backseat to others.  Murray […]

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Farmers resolve to make voice heard

A sleeping giant may have been awakened in Oconee County. Its voice rang from a church last night in the heart of Oconee’s farming community. About 175 people attended the annual agriculture banquet, held last night at the South Union Baptist Church. They heard Eddie Martin, manager of the Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District, express an irritation that farmers’ […]

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15 of 25 arrested

By late yesterday afternoon, the Seneca police had counted 15 people in custody in their latest drug sweep. In this sweep, begun yesterday, morning the police target 25 people and are serving 44 arrest warrants. Chief John Covington says the charges alleged range from distribution of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs and arise from a five-month undercover […]

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Appreciating Rosa Clark

Oconeeans with some of the kindest hearts in the county filled a large meeting room last night for the annual appreciation dinner for the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic. Located in Seneca, the clinic relies on volunteer professionals to dispense free medical services to many of those with few or no means to pays for them. Rosa Clark is the only […]

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30-year prison sentence

In Anderson, Shaine David Fischer pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder for his involvement in the deaths of Tony McGinnis and Andrea Kelley Mitchell. Judge Letitia Verdin sentenced Fischer to a total of 30 years—15 years on each of two counts and to be served consecutively. The Anderson Sheriff’s Office found the dis-membered bodies of McGinnis and […]

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Westminster retail store to close

A steady flow of customers walked into the Fred’s store in Westminster today.  But that retail store apparently is in its final days.  A sign outside reads store closing and everything on sale.  For comment, store personnel are referring 96.3/WGOG NEWS to Fred’s corporate headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee.

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