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First of its kind zoning case

July 15, 2013

A first of its kind zoning case makes it way tomorrow night to the Oconee County Council. The council is being asked to re-zone part of a parcel from residential district to traditional rural district. The entire parcel contains 7.5 acres and is located near Melton Road in the West Union area. It’s the first…

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Flooding closes SC Botanical Garden

July 15, 2013

No amount of preparation or planning could have spared the S.C. Botanical Garden at Clemson from the recent weeks of rain that resulted in a flood of unprecedented proportions. For the first time in its history, the garden now closed to the public. The incredible amount of rain overwhelmed the Duck Pond and flooded over…

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Mudslide damages Pickens County road

July 15, 2013

The South Carolina DOT expects that a quarter-mile section of U-S 178 in Pickens County near the North Carolina line will remain closed until early next month while repairs are made. A mudslide damaged part of that mountainous road. An approximate 30-minute detour has been posted in cooperation with the North Carolina DOT. That detour,…

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Mary Wyatt speaks in Walhalla

July 15, 2013

Walhalla Rotary Club today welcomes Mary Wyatt as its guest speaker. A retired attorney and former editor of the South Carolina Bar Association magazine, Wyatt serves as a member of the board of trustees for the John de la Howe School.

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Deliverance director’s son returns to river

July 5, 2013

Charley Boorman pulled into Long Creek and Wildwater outfitters Friday afternoon on a motorcycle, as part of a sentimental and professional return to Chattooga River. For it was at the river that Boorman, as a child, had a bit role in the movie Deliverance, the movie produced and directed by Boorman’s father, John. In spite…

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Cross Creek gate crasher!

July 5, 2013

The Seneca police ask the public for help in identifying and locating the person and vehicle responsible for a hit-and-run property damage at Cross Creek Plantation. A rear access gate to the golf course community accessible from Return Church Road at Chris Lane was damaged sometime between 5 p-m July 4 and 8 a-m Friday.…

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Buzz: Bartee trial next month

July 5, 2013

Buzz in and out of the Oconee Courthouse is that the State will call for trial the case against James Bartee the week of August 26. But a spokeswoman for the Solicitor’s Office would say only today that the Bartee trial will be announced once her office publishes the trial docket. Such dockets are usually…

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Recovery depletes Red Cross budget

July 5, 2013

The effort to retrieve a body from the Chattooga River has been a costly one to the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross. County Councilman Wayne McCall says he spoke Wednesday to Kathy Rogers, Red Cross chapter executive director, who told him that the support her office has given the recovery operation has emptied…

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Burglary suspects sought by Sheriff’s Office

July 5, 2013

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to find two men wanted on multiple charges from a burglary Wednesday night at a Salem area home. The two suspects have been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Joshua Estes, 24, and James Mitchel Estes II, 30, both of Hendersonville, North Carolina. The burglary occurred just…

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Press conference at 4:30!

July 5, 2013

Amid talk that the body of the missing kayaker has been located, those involved in the recovery operation plan a 4:30 news conference this afternoon at the Long Creek Fire Department. 96.3/WGOG NEWS will cover the news conference and report as soon as possible.

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