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Burglary suspect jailed

January 16, 2014

A 22-year old Seneca man identified by the police as their suspect in a case of burglary was placed yesterday in law enforcement custody. Late Tuesday afternoon the police swarmed an area along Allen Street south of the railroad tracks in their search for Austin Tyrell Cousins. This morning’s booking report from the Oconee Detention…

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Missing Westminster area man

January 15, 2014
Missing Westminster area man

 Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests your help in the search for a 61-year old Westminster area man, last seen on the 29th of December. He is Richard Alan Marszalek reported to have been seen for the last time walking down the W. Spearman Road sometime before the New Year. His last address was 141 W. Spearman…

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Salem adopts a logo!

January 15, 2014

Salem has adopted a logo, to be displayed on the elevated Stamp Creek Road water tower. The mayor and the council members last night got some suggestions from the eight scouts in attendance at the council’s regular January meeting as to which of four logos to adopt. The choice in the end resembles Salem’s welcome…

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Passing muster with the NRC

January 15, 2014

Duke Energy learned this week that 12 employees have passed their federally-administered tests to work as operators at the Oconee Nuclear Station. It’s an important job for which the required training includes simulators that mimic what control room operators encounter. In this instance, according to spokesman Roger Hannah of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, all 12…

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Burglary arrests made by Oconee Sheriff’s Office

January 15, 2014

Two men, one carrying a shovel, emerging from woods in West Union have been implicated by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office in a case of burglary. The deputy’s suspicions were heightened yesterday by the discovery of a truck parked on Williams Drive—-in an area plagued by thefts. Today’s booking report from the Oconee Detention Center shows…

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Nine Times Forest to be protected

January 15, 2014

A special South Carolina place is being placed under protection. The environmental group Naturaland Trust, has announced that it and Upstate Forever have succeeded in protecting the 1,648-acre Nine Times Forest in Pickens County. Naturaland Trust describes Nine Times Forest as an ecological jewel, containing three mountains of granite outer-croppings with streams, creeks, and stands…

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Throwing a committee at the request

January 15, 2014

A sub-committee is being formed to study whether the water and sewer authority in Hart County, Georgia should allow Oconee County-based Pioneer Rural Water District to draw water from Lake Hartwell, using Hart County’s easement. Pioneer wants to build a treatment plant, but lacks a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to draw raw…

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Malnourished horses required immediate care

January 15, 2014

Five malnourished horses requiring immediate care have been sent by the Oconee Animal Shelter to a veterinarian for treatment. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says those horses were presented yesterday to the shelter by an individual who said he could no longer care for them. Crenshaw said, “Our staff conducts what is known as a body score…

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Release agreement to be signed for “Elbow Grease”

January 15, 2014

The makers of the movie “Elbow Grease” have come and gone. But, in their path, some damage was left to Seneca property. But all is being made right, according to the Seneca city administrator. Greg Dietterick last night received city council approval for him or for Mayor Dan Alexander to sign a release agreement that…

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Projects commence at Seneca treatment plant

January 15, 2014

Some residents of Seneca’s Normandy Shores back up to the city’s water plant at the end of the lake peninsula. And relations between the two—the city and the homeowners—haven’t always been hunky-dory. But last night the president of the Normandy homeowners’ group, Phil Lane, paid a call to City Hall to publicly thank utilities superintendent…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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