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Ross: “I’ll still be around”

December 3, 2013

Long-time Oconee County sewer attorney Lowell Ross, now 81 years old, has decided 2014 will be the time he’ll begin to limit his law practice. And that means the Joint Regional Sewer Authority will have to turn to someone else for legal assistance. Ross will be missed. He was commended last night by sewer superintendent…

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Power restored at Employment and Workforce

December 3, 2013

A power outage yesterday morning prompted the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce to power down its servers, causing a delay in services. But the MyBenefits portal (mybenefits.dew.sc.gov) is now operational, and claimants may also file by phone and speak with representatives at 1-866/831-1724. DEW is extending its operating hours today and tomorrow until…

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JRSA passes resolution

December 3, 2013

The policymakers for the Joint Regional Sewer Authority have decided to leave it up to their member cities whether to release Oconee County from an annual payment to the authority. Without objection, the authority commissioners passed a resolution to be forwarded to the cities. The commission acted after hearing Greg Dietterick speak about the background…

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Burglary and attempted arson

December 3, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are turning to the public for help in solving a burglary and attempted arson Thanksgiving morning in Utica. After talking with fire fighters, investigators determined someone tried to start a fire in the kitchen of an Ames Street home. Investigators determined there was forced entry and the theft of items worth more…

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Rotary recognizes Students of the Quarter

December 2, 2013

Leadership, academic achievement and community involvement are among the criteria the public schools consider for Student of the Quarter honors. At today’s Walhalla Rotary Club meeting, students of the quarter from six Oconee schools received pins, certificates, and bumper stickers. The following students were treated to a Rotary luncheon: Jordan Pope of Keowee Elementary School,…

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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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