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Fish kill in Lake Hartwell

September 17, 2013

Why were so many striped bass found floating in Lake Hartwell  September 7? The Army Corps of Engineers and the DNRs in Georgia and South Carolina investigated the scene, 2.5 miles upstream from the Hartwell Dam. Biologist Jamie Sykes found that high outflows resulting from exceptionally high rainfall dissolved oxygen levels and affected the water…

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Toney trial postponed

September 17, 2013

The trial judge and the defense attorney in South Carolina versus Joshua David Toney have disqualified themselves in the case of South Carolina against the defendant. For the 31-year old Toney, it means he’ll have to find a new lawyer to defend him in the Oconee County General Sessions Court. And it means that a…

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New judge presides in OC

September 17, 2013

A new Family Court judge has gone to work in Oconee County. David Phillips of Anderson this week is presiding at his first session of Family Court at the Oconee County Courthouse.

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Sidewalk and parking lot work at OMC

September 17, 2013

Sidewalk and parking lot construction is underway at Oconee Medical Center. It’s a project intended to add a new walkway and move handicap parking closer to the entrance of the patient tower. Work should take four weeks. The effect on vehicle traffic is predicted to be minimal. Signs and fencing are being posted to direct…

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Arrest made in home burglary near Seneca

September 17, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a case last week of home burglary, in which the intruder kicked in the front door and took guns and technology items. By yesterday afternoon, Gary Landon Medlin of Evergreen Circle, Seneca remained in jail on charges of burglary first degree and grand larceny. Medlin is 35…

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Long-time fire fighter killed in wreck

September 17, 2013
Long-time fire fighter killed in wreck

A long-time fire fighter died early last evening after an accident on South Carolina 24 in Anderson County. The victim was identified as David Wright, a 23 year member of the Seneca Fire Department and a long-time chief of the nearby Friendship Volunteer Fire Department. Lance Corporal David Jones of the South Carolina Highway Patrol…

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“Lights, cameras, action” in Oconee

September 16, 2013

All of a sudden, Oconee County is a spot for the filming productions for the screen. And the leading actor for the latest one is causing a buzz because of the actor’s Hollywood star status. Ken Sloan, director of Mountain Lakes CVB, knows the identity of the man being lined up to star in “Elbow…

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JRSA out from under the order!

September 16, 2013

Being under a consent order from South Carolina’s highest authority for health and sanitation is serious business. But Bob Winchester is happy today that a matter between the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority and the state Department of Health and Environmental has been closed out. Winchester, JRSA executive director, points to correspondence from DHEC last…

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Lake Jocassee a cleaner place today!

September 16, 2013

At Lake Jocassee, there’s an inside joke that goes something like: How do you clean a place that’s one of the cleanest places to begin with? The answer for Brooks Wade and others is one day a year to comb the lake and shoreline to scoop up trash and litter that make for eyesores. Wade…

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Keowee Elementary organizes running club

September 16, 2013

Keowee Elementary School may be the smallest elementary school in Oconee County, but there’s a hungry appetite there for physical fitness through running. So far, 120 children have signed up for the school’s first running club. And Joy Powell Duncan says the club’s first event takes place this week to mark National Run@Work Run@School Day.…

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