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Traffic accident near Seneca

June 19, 2013
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State troopers report injuries in an accident around 8:45 this morning near Seneca—at the traffic light intersection of Sheep Farm and Bountyland roads.

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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

June 18, 2013
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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

The Seneca area company working on Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS project reports it’s the victim of thievery. Someone stole $30 thousand worth of fiber optics equipment, along with hand tools, apparently over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports security cameras show a vehicle entering Jet Commercial’s lot on the Wells Highway around 2:45 Sunday morning. One…

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PRWD grant and loan approval possible next month

June 18, 2013
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An engineering consultant said this afternoon everything is poised for the federal government to approve a combination loan and grant to allow Pioneer Rural Water District the funds to build its first treatment plant. According to Chuck Joye, a loan application for $11.2 million and a grant request for $2.7 million have been sent by…

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Man burned at stove

June 18, 2013
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A kitchen fire near Seneca this afternoon burned a man cooking French fries. He was taken to the hospital. Neither his name, nor the extent of burns, was immediately available. Shortly after 1 o’clock fire fighters went to 700 Friendship Road. The fire was quickly contained. Because the home had no working smoke detector, Oconee…

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Second reward offered

June 18, 2013
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A second, anonymous reward has been posted for information to help solve Oconee County’s Shelia Carver cold case disappearance. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the second reward is $10 thousand…and when added to the $10 thousand announced last month, the total is now $20 thousand for the recovery of Carver’s remains. Shelia Carver’s father reported…

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Oconeean pleads guilty to child porn charges

June 18, 2013
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A 42-year old Seneca man pleaded guilty today in federal court to possession of child pornography. An announcement by Bill Nettles, U-S Attorney, states that Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr. now awaits sentencing. Law enforcement searched Gray’s home June 5, 2012 and seized computers and other storage media. And, according to the government, a forensic exam…

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Power line down on the Shiloh Road

June 18, 2013
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Fire fighters late this morning have responded to an electric power line down on the Shiloh Road near Seneca.

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Contents of package under investigation

June 18, 2013
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A package that Georgia’s bomb unit took apart late last week near Tiger, Georgia remains under investigation. Rabun sheriff’s officers Friday afternoon brought a K-9 to highway 441 south near the Tiger city limits and found a homemade device. Sky 104 Radio at Clayton reports the K-9 gave a positive alert for explosives inside the…

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All certified officers to get “DOK” kits

June 18, 2013
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Last weekend’s fundraiser at Fair Play succeeded and will allow the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to equip its 85 sworn officers with kits that contain a tourniquet. More than 21-hundred dollars was raised Saturday in the parking lot of a restaurant at highway 11 and I-85. Contributing to the barbeque plate sales and the like were…

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In spite of rain, events for Marines continue

June 18, 2013
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Organizers of events for the visiting Marines are keeping their eyes on Oconee County weather—especially tonight’s Veterans Appreciation Family Night at Seneca’s Gignilliat Field. “We had a beautiful day to welcome the Marines into the Upstate area with crowds lining the streets and waving flags and a beautiful evening picnic with no rain last night,…

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