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Storm swept north to south in Oconee

June 14, 2013

A storm that swept southward from Tennessee into the Carolinas proved to be a heavy rainmaker for Oconee County. At Walhalla, Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson recorded .44″ at her post at the Hickory Hollow Farm.  Many trees fell countywide. And Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative told Oconee Dispatch that its repair crews were backed up…

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Tree to be removed at demolition site

June 14, 2013

In a special meeting, a Seneca regulatory board voted to remove one of three trees on the property where the owner will demolish one of the city’s oldest dwellings. The Board of Architectural Review accepted a report of tree specialist Karl Pokorny. After an inspection, Pokorny recommended the removal of a 24’ by 50’ water…

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Kayak flips in Jocassee

June 13, 2013

A kayak capsized today in Lake Jocassee, but the two people on board are OK this afternoon. Scott Krein, county emergency services director, says the noon hour mishap occurred two miles from the park. A strong wind factored into the accident, Krein said.  

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Jury awards plaintiff

June 13, 2013

An Oconee Common Pleas Court jury awarded plaintiff Sandra Gillett $25 thousand dollars in her damage lawsuit against John P. Chandler. The two Oconeeans were involved in a two-vehicle accident in 2006. The trial started yesterday and finished today with the jury’s verdict.  

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Copper theft from Keowee Key worksite

June 13, 2013

The theft Tuesday night of copper materials worth $1,100 inside the gate at Keowee Key is under investigation today by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. A contractor from Pawleys Island at a work site near the schooner building left 28 sheets of copper on a table covered by a tarp when he quit work around 8:30…

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It’s all in a name!

June 13, 2013

Walhalla resident Josh Holliday has yet to officially assume his new duties as principal at Keowee Elementary School. But early into his new assignment he may get a request to change the school’s mascot. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that some school alumni will ask Holliday to drop the Cubs as the school’s mascot and bring…

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K-T re-licensing effort at the midpoint

June 13, 2013

The stakeholders team at work toward an application to allow Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway project to be re-licensed by the federal government has reached the halfway point of the process. And last night Duke representatives held a public meeting for the benefit of Oconee County, one of the stakeholders. It was attendedby several county officials. The…

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Traffic stop leads to two arrests

June 12, 2013

An early morning traffic stop at West Union led to the arrests  of two people charged with drug offenses. Announcement by the Oconee Sheriff Department states Ladonnia Kaye Moore, 31, of Whitworth Circle near Seneca has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, driving under suspension, and giving false information to a law…

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For those with criminal records only!

June 12, 2013

Another seminar takes place Friday for the benefit of those with criminal records who wish to gain employment but need a clean record to do so. Tomorrow afternoon’s 3:30 pardon and  expungement seminar by the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Office, with help from Tri-County Technical College, has attracted a registration list of 16.…

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Seneca Library to be a DEW connection point

June 12, 2013

Oconee Public Library has partnered with the state Department of Employment and Workforce to offer unemployment insurance service “Connection Points” to the community. Those connection points allow customers to file claims online, submit weekly claims and conduct job searches. In Oconee County, it will be offered at the Seneca Branch Library on E. South Second…

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