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Will OC students PASS?

May 7, 2013
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Nearly five thousand Oconee public school students are clearing their desks today for the PASS test. The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards is a test for grades 3-8. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, says, “I know our teachers have worked hard to prepare students in Grades 3-8, and I wish our students the best of…

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Vietnam vets install officers

May 7, 2013
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Vietnam vets install officers

Officers are in place for Oconee County’s Vietnam Veterans organization. Ernest Riley is the president; Dave Bertges, vice president; Rick Gibson, secretary; and Harvey Spencer, treasurer. The Roger Merck Chapter #1017, Vietnam Veterans of America meets the fourth Monday of the month at the American Legion Post home on Walhalla’s North Church Street. The gatherings…

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Adding onto the church!

May 7, 2013
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In a regulatory hearing tonight in Clemson, a contractor seeks approval for an addition to the University Lutheran Church. The applicant is the Trehel Corporation. Tonight’s Board of Architectural Review hearing begins at 6 o’clock at City Hall.

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Seneca’s share of the load increases

May 7, 2013
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Oconee’s largest municipality will bear a larger load of the obligation during the next year to pay the costs of wastewater treatment. During a discussion last night of the next budget, Bob Winchester of Joint Regional Sewer Authority announced Seneca’s percentage of the treatment costs will increase by approximately two percent—from 61 to 63%. It’s…

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Blue Ridge’s Dalton promises better service

May 7, 2013
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In front of a crowd of more than five thousand people, the president/CEO of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative said Blue Ridge members during the next two to three years can count on a greater level of service. At the annual meeting,Charles Dalton said Blue Ridge during the last 12 months had energized one new…

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Westminster lost electric power

May 7, 2013
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A fallen tree is blamed for an electric power outage that affected large parts of Westminster Sunday afternoon. The outage lasted from 2:30 to 5 o’clock, according to Clerk-Treasurer Jennifer Adams.

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Car-train fatalities identified

May 7, 2013
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Georgia authorities have identified the three people killed Friday night in the crash of their car and a passenger train in Stephens County. The dead are all Georgia residents: Crystal Crews, 20-year old Kennesaw resident; and Austell residents 22-year old Areale Leigh Nunn and 23-year old Erich Boecklbauer. The three were in Mazda headed to…

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Drain pipe fails along lake road

May 7, 2013
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A storm water drain pipe failed about one-half mile from Devil’s Fork State Park. The Oconee Roads and Bridges Department this morning temporarily closes the road to through traffic to make repairs. The closure begins at 8:30. The county expects Jocassee Lake Road will reopen to all traffic by 6 p-m tomorrow. Patterson Ridge Road…

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Stolen Greenvlle car turns up in Townville

May 6, 2013
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A stolen SUV in Greenville turned up over the weekend in Townville, and two men have been arrested. Oconee Sheriff’s Department and LEC reports show Jason Todd Lesley, 35-year old Liberty resident, and Garrick Houston Fuller, 34-year old Townville resident, were arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. A sheriff’s officer responded to…

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Pickens County man arrested on tax evasion charges

May 6, 2013
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A Pickens County man arrested in Oconee County faces five charges of state income tax evasion. Arrest warrants charge Valentino Oglesby, 62-year old resident of Central, with failing to file tax returns based on his earnings for 2006 and the years 2008 through 2011. For those years, according to warrant affidavits, Oglesby’s income ranged from…

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