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Fire causes a brief evcacuation

June 26, 2013
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A midnight hour fire at a manufacturing plant near Walhalla forced a brief evacuation of the employees. But Oconee County Dispatch describes the furnace fire at the back of the Koyo Bearings Plant on Torrington Road as small, although it created smoke. The fire was quickly extinguished and the workers were allowed to return to…

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Drowning victim may still be in Sockem Dog Rapid

June 26, 2013
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Crews spent nine hours yesterday on the Chattooga searching for Thomas Hill’s body. Incident Commander Scott Loftis says two dogs indicated the Florida man may still be in the Five Falls area and two different dogs join the recovery operation today to see if they respond in the same area. Since last week’s raft mishap,…

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Deliverance director’s son returns to the river

June 25, 2013
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Englishman John Boorman’s work directing and producing the major motion picture hit “Deliverance” in the early 1970s, in a sense, will come full circle July the 4th week when Boorman’s son, Charley, returns to camp alongside and shoot a video of the famed Chattooga river. Oconee’s Mountain Lakes CVB will play host to the Boorman…

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Awaiting the Chief Executive’s vetoes

June 25, 2013
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At a late afternoon news conference, Governor Haley is to announce which legislative session bills she’s vetoing. Among those anxiously awaiting the news is Senator Thomas Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens Republican. He thinks the first term governor may slice spending bills amounting to more than $100 million.  

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“If an offer is too good to be true”

June 25, 2013
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Oconee Sheriff’s Office warns county residents of two possible scams that have targeted one person in Westminster. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s Department, details the experience of a woman last week and in early May. A caller June 13 claimed to be an individual from Publishers Clearinghouse, but the call originated from an 876…

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Pavement markings to be replaced

June 25, 2013
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The pavement markings, center line and edge line striping are going to be replaced this week on HiTech Road near Seneca. It means the road that serves as a connector between Wells Highway and 123, the Sandifer Boulevard, will be temporarily closed. The temporary closure begins at 12:30 a-m Thursday. According to Mack Kelley, Oconee…

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Sign that electric buses on the way

June 25, 2013
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Sign that electric buses on the way

A Seneca City Hall meeting served as a sign this morning that, after all the talk, electric-powered buses are on the way. In fact, Ed Halbig says, one of the four buses ordered by Seneca is nearly finished. Today’s meeting was mandatory, pre-bid meeting for companies interested in providing the road and sidewalk infrastructure necessary…

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Recovery crews remain committed

June 25, 2013
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Recovery crews set out this morning on the Chattooga River on day seven of search, rescue and recovery efforts for the body of Thomas Hill. It was Wednesday last week that the Tampa, Florida resident fell from a raft. “We’re bringing in two search dogs from Georgia, as well as an additional underwater camera, to…

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Regional health care collaboration

June 25, 2013
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Last week’s announcement of a marriage between hospitals in Greenville and Laurens will have zilch effect on Oconee County’s hospital, according to Jeanne Ward. At the request of 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Ward, OMC president/CEO, addressed the acquisition of the Laurens hospital by the Greenville Hospital System. Speaking before last night’s meeting of her board of directors,…

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Transportation bill signed

June 25, 2013
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Governor Nikki Haley signed the state’s infrastructure transportation bill which she says makes a substantial investment toward the state’s worsening roads and bridges. During a ceremony, Haley explained House bill 3360 will be a jobs saver. The DOT will transfer $50 million a year to an infrastructure bank. Fifty percent of the sales tax collected…

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