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Drug bust in pasture near Westminster

October 8, 2013

A case of suspected shoplifting on Sunday at the Seneca Wal-Mart wound up as a drug bust near Westminster. The police there say they chased a car from their city onto the Seed Farm Road and off the road into a pasture. The police quoted its two passengers as saying the driver ran into the…

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Radar clocks speeding suspect

October 8, 2013
Radar clocks speeding suspect

 A 27-year old Oconee County man, who county officers quote as saying he was in a hurry to get to work, was handed a ticket Sunday accusing him of driving 85 miles an hour in a 45 zone on the Wells Highway. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the case made against Marco Antonio Esparza of…

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Autopsy confirms drowning

October 8, 2013

An autopsy confirmed that Saturday’s death of a Georgia man in Lake Hartwell was freshwater drowning. Oconee Coroner Karl Addis says Logan Wolfe suffered no fatal injuries as the result of his fall from a pontoon boat near the I-85 bridge. And, Addis said, there was no medical evidence that Wolfe sustained a seizure, as…

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Navigating the healthcare nmarketplace

October 8, 2013

You can forgive the crowd in Seneca last night if it felt it had crammed for a college final in hieroglyphics. But, no matter the question or comment, the moderators proved calm and steady as they guided about 75 people through the maze that is the new Affordable Care Act. In spite of the partial…

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Streetscape public workshop

October 8, 2013

Walhalla invites questions, comments and suggestions for Streetscape. And you can make them directly today to one of the companies involved in the project. Representatives of Seamon Whiteside will greet the public at 124 E. Main Street, Walhalla between noon and 5 p-m. According to city administrator Nancy Goehle, it’ll be a drop-in type format…

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Timing for A-G’s opinion questioned

October 7, 2013

Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent for Oconee public schools, is questioning the timing for county Treasurer Greg Nowell’s request for a state Attorney’s General opinion aimed at solving a money dispute. Nowell intends to seek that opinion this week on whether he was correct to deny the school district a portion of fees and penalties…

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Rain postpones “Elbow Grease” filming

October 7, 2013

A couple of inches of much-needed rain that fell during the early morning hours today proved no friend to those who are filming the movie “Elbow Grease” in Seneca. Riley Johnson, city events coordinator, says the movie makers’ plans to shoot a street festival scene on Ramcat Alley have been re-scheduled for Wednesday. That’s going…

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Awaiting a start date

October 7, 2013

In a week and a half, the Oconee County Sheriff hopes to have a start date for building the new jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says another meeting with the architects will take place Thursday, October 17—as a follow-up to meeting last week. “It will take about one year to build once they begin. They are…

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Treasurer and OSD at loggerheads

October 7, 2013

Oconee Treasurer Greg Nowell takes the position he’s just looking out for taxpayers’ money, but Dr. Michael Thorsland, the county’s acting superintendent for education questions whether Nowell exceeded the authority of his office. Treasurer Nowell says he’s OK with allowing the state’s legal department to decide. Nowell says he will draft a letter, as early…

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Wet summer bodes well for fall colors

October 7, 2013

A prediction from Clemson University for an extended season of fall colors. Forest ecologist Donald Hagen says record-breaking summer rains that caused creeks and rivers to overflow likely will mean a longer leaf season in the Southern Appalachians. “The wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more…

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Calendar

  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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