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Crash fatal to motorcycle passenger

July 19, 2013

A Pickens County crash took the life yesterday of a motorcycle passenger. Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the deceased as a 30-year old Six Mile woman, Sylvia Crain. According to the coroner, Crain was not wearing a helmet. State trooper Brent Kelley reported the accident on 133 involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle and occurred…

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Home fire in the Cleveland Community

July 19, 2013

Fire has broken out in a home in the Cleveland Community near the Georgia line. Rural Fire Control reports “a working fire” at 928 Cleveland Pike Road. The Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department responded to the first call at 5:05 this morning. Several other fire stations are providing aid, including at least one from nearby Stephens…

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Maryland woman speaks for her jailed sister

July 18, 2013

A sister of an Oconee County woman jailed in Idaho says she wants the public to know that her sister is a loving mother. Maryland resident Kathy DeAngelis called 96.3/WGOG NEWS and asked if she could put in a good word for Laverne Bennett, the sister now held in a jail in Cour d’ Alene,…

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Heavy fire damage on Elizabeth Street

July 18, 2013

Fire fighters put a stop to a West Union home fire this morning on Elizabeth Street—behind the former Dairy Queen and not far from the Walhalla city limit. Capt. Mark Hollifield said an investigation as to the cause of that fire is underway. At the time, no one was in that trailer home. According to…

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CATV truck hits tree, then house

July 18, 2013

A Northland cable television truck driver was left shaken when his truck rolled down a Walhalla hill this morning and struck a house. The Ford F-150 had just been pulled from a muddy surface when it began to roll and get away. Lt. Paul Harris of the Walhalla Police say the driver, Elton Parker, ran…

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Deputy graduates tomorrow!

July 18, 2013

Oconee County deputy sheriff John Aguilar graduates tomorrow from the basic law enforcement class at the S-C Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia. Aguilar and other graduates come from 17 of the state’s 46 counties. Senator Tim Scott will make the featured address at the ceremony.

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Walhalla home fire

July 18, 2013

At this hour, fire fighters remain at the scene of a mobile home fire, behind the former Dairy Queen at West Union. Late word is the fire has been put out.

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Seneca road work going to bid

July 18, 2013

A project to re-make a section of a lengthy street in Seneca goes to bid in two weeks, according to an announcement this morning by a city official. Mike Greenman told Oconee’s state transportation committee that contractors’ bids for work on N. Townville Street are due by Thursday, August 1. Greenman says there will be…

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State funds OK’d for OC and Westminster

July 18, 2013

At a Walhalla meeting this morning, South Carolina “C” Fund money was approved for Oconee County and the city of Westminster. The county’s state transportation committee, chaired by Sam Dickson, took the action. At the request of Mack Kelley, director of Oconee Public Works, the committee granted $408 thousand—the estimated cost of more than five…

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Hydrologist Stan Simpson has a busy job!

July 18, 2013

As water manager for the Savannah District Basin, Stan Simpson has one of the busiest jobs in the region. The hydrologist keeps track of just how much water is filling the three reservoirs run by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps’ latest declaration calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to increase from 15,000…

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