Fire destroys motor home

Fire during the 2 o’clock hour yesterday afternoon destroyed a motor home near Westminster.  Fire Chief Chris Smith said no one was injured.  According to Smith, the owner complained that the motor home experienced mechancial problems and he parked the vehicle to the side of the Old Seneca Road.  Fire then occurred.

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Post mortem results

The Oconee coroner reports that a post mortem exam confirmed that Seneca resident Robert Hunter died early yesterday of blunt force trauma to the head and chest—when hit by a newspaper route pickup truck on South Poplar Street. Coroner Karl Addis ruled the 52-year old Hunter’s death as accidental and said no medical issue was found to have contributed. The […]

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9-11 Day observance

Everyone is invited this morning to join the Auxiliary Unit of the Charles McGee Byrd American Legion Post in Seneca to remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives September 11, 2001—along with those who rose in service in response to the attacks. A moment of silence is to be observed at 8:46 EDT this morning—the time when […]

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Cops sport audio-visual recorders

Federal funds are equipping Oconee sheriff’s officers with small audio-visual recorders designed to leave little doubt as to the conduct of a citizen and an officer when the two meet in an official role. And, as a sheriff’s captain described the Taser Axon flex camera recorder today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, the truth of the encounter will win out. Capt. Jeff […]

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Swim pool violations found in Clemson

State health authorities are fining the owners of three public swimming pools in Clemson and, at the same time, requiring the pool owners to come up with a plan to correct the violations.  Consent orders covering the pools at Chadsworth Common, the Ramada Inn, and the Holiday Inn Express are to be received by the board of Health, Environmental Control […]

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Nurse’s aides testify

Former nurse’s aides are testifying for the plaintiff in the Oconee civil trial in which a senior citizens’ facility is accused of abuse and neglect in the death of an 87-year old patient. Today is day two of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Kristin Lawless said her experience there gave her concern about the […]

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Poachers convicted by federal jury

A federal jury this week convicted two Rabun County, Georgia men for their involvement in illegal bear hunting and related offenses. The convictions Monday in Asheville, North Carolina of Jerry Francis Parker and Walter Henry Stancil were announced by Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The 63-year old Parker and the 66-year old Stancil face […]

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Motorcyclist hurt

A motorcyclist required a trip to the hospital this morning in an accident on South Carolina 183 in front of the turn into the Oconee Nuclear Station. Brandon Shirley of the Keowee Fire Department said the accident at 6:45 a-m involved a motorcycle and a Ford Explorer. According to Shirley, the force of the accident tossed the motorcyclist into a […]

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Talent pipeline for the future

Several of Oconee’s major employers are taking part today in a workforce opportunity summit whose focus is the county’s workforce and how to develop talent for the future. The meeting takes place at the Oconee School District’s Hamilton Career Center, an institution whose courses prepare high school students for entry to the workforce. But the Career Center wants to do […]

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Robert Hunter — pedestrial victim

Coroner Karl Addis says the victim of this morning’s fatal Seneca accident was 52-year old Robert Hunter. An autopsy has been ordered, but Addis says it appears Hunter suffered trauma on S. Poplar Street when hit by a pickup truck occupied by a man and his wife who were running a newspaper route. According to the coroner’s account, Hunter was […]

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