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Additional details on Friday night’s homicide

November 19, 2013

Additional details are being provided on Friday night’s shooting death near Seneca of a Salem man. The man arrested, Seneca area resident Joshua Randall Ferguson, remains jailed and awaits his first court appearance, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Oconee County Sheriff provided additional details during an interview with 96.3/WGOG NEWS—which is being replayed today…

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Car rolls down embankment

November 19, 2013

A car rolled down an embankment early today in Oconee County’s Ebenezer Community. According to County Disptach, no one was hurt in the accident at 2 a-m on Kelly Mill Road. Yesterday morning, a worker at the county’s manned convenience center helped an elderly man exit his car when that car caught fire at the…

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Judge to rule in McMahan versus Oconee

November 19, 2013

The next step in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down a section of Oconee County zoning law is up to a circuit judge. After hearing yesterday from both sides, Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh says he’ll study further what he heard and make his decision. The moving party during yesterday’s proceedings was Oconee County…

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First electric bus arrives in Seneca

November 18, 2013

A sign of the times for Seneca. The first electric-power bus has arrived in the city, in preparation for a switch from gas-engine passenger buses. This electric bus has a special purpose, according to Ed Halbig. The planning community development director says it’s a bus for test purposes only—to test the newly-built electric re-charging stations.…

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Thomas Alexander’s future intentions

November 18, 2013

He has served as a state senator for 20 years, so the question that begged at today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club was how much longer. And here was Thomas Alexander’s reply: “I want to be there as long as the people will allow.” His reply was interrupted with applause.

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Silver Crescent Award winner Lamar Bailes

November 18, 2013

Walhalla’s Lamar Bailes left his Rotary Club meeting today with the state’s highest honor for community service. On behalf of Governor Nikki Haley, State Senator Thomas Alexander bestowed the Silver Crescent award to Bailes recognizing him for government, political, social, and religious work in a public sector career that dates back at least 50 years.…

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Walhallan on duty on the USS Nimitz

November 18, 2013
Walhallan on duty on the USS Nimitz

 For the U-S Navy, Walhalla’s Dustin Addis is on duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. Addis serves in the Navy as a Boatswain’s Mate Seaman. The Nimitz is deployed to the U-S 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security and theater security operations.

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WWII veteran census

November 18, 2013

The number of World War II veterans remaining in Oconee County continues to elude the staff at the county veterans affairs office. But Jerry Dyar, the director, and his staff are determined to find the answer. The office is asking the public’s help to determine just how many remain in the county from what’s been…

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Booth marks 10th year leading Tech

November 18, 2013

Dr. Ronnie Booth has marked 10 years as the president of Tri-County Technical College and was so recognized during the recent Annual Report Luncheon. Booth became Tech’s third president in 2003. A proclamation for his leadership and accomplishments was presented during the luncheon by Commission Chairman Ham Hudson, an Oconee County representative on the college…

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Phone system upgrade for Seneca PD

November 18, 2013

Today’s the day the Seneca Police Department gets better communications. A new telephone system is being installed. And Chief John Covington says it’s a phase of Oconee County’s 9-1-1 project to upgrade systems for compatibility. “This portion of the project is being overseen by Capt. Travis Tilson of the Sheriff’s Office. We are very thankful…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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