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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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Fire damages Westminster home

December 2, 2013

Fire late Saturday afternoon damaged a home in Westminster. The fire department was notified of the fire at 101 James Street—shortly after 5 o’clock. No one reported injured. Fire Lt. David Shultis says an investigation is underway as to the cause of fire. Jackie Owens at the time was pumping gas at a nearby convenience…

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Hit-run accident near Seneca

December 2, 2013

State troopers report a hit-run accident this morning at 4:30 near the Seneca Middle School on Maple Grove Road. The accident involved private property damage.

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Fatal accident UPDATE

November 30, 2013

The Westminster police chief said today, “Our department’s prayers and thoughts go out to the families during this tragic event.” Chief Dean Awalt said, while the investigation continues, one of his officers has been placed on administrative leave. Although, as Awalt told 96.3/WGOG NEWS, he believes his officer followed procedures properly in chasing a suspect’s…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
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