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Final OK for Seneca’s new budgets

June 28, 2013

After last night’s City Hall meeting, a woman told the Seneca mayor, “Think of us poor folks.” Most Senecans appeared at the annual budget hearing disguised as empty chairs. Only one person spoke before the mayor and council gave their final stamp of approval to Seneca’s spending plans for the next 12 months. The largest…

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Prayer vigil for Thomas Hill

June 28, 2013

About 80 people attended last night’s prayer vigil for Thomas Hill at the Long Creek Baptist Church. Those attending included members of the body recovery incident team. Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service, in a statement, said, “We thank the Long Creek community for the support they continue to provide during…

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Former coach-teacher admits guilt and sentenced

June 27, 2013

A 40-year old Kershaw man who committed sex offenses against two of his students in both Oconee and Lancaster counties admitted his guilt this afternoon in Walhalla and was sent to prison for 20 years—the exact term of sentence requested by the prosecutor. It was an emotional proceeding for the victims of Richard Gardner III,…

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Accident on busy 123 in Seneca

June 27, 2013

A late morning traffic today on Seneca’s busy 123—near N. Walnut Street. The police report non-life threatening injuries were sustained by the driver of a Ford-150. It’s a busy section of the highway, and Lt. Robert Tribble offers this advise to motorists there: “Just pay attention (and) be observant of your surroundings.”  

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SCHP cruiser broken into

June 27, 2013

A state trooper’s squad car was broken into in Anderson, and the police say several pieces of equipment were stolen. The crime occurred Sunday night at 1311 Highway 29 North when Corp. James Dale Dean left his vehicle to go indoors to complete paperwork. When he returned, the trooper noticed several items missing—including credentials, body…

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Jordan Street altercation leads to arrests

June 27, 2013

A quarrel inside Our Daily Bread in Seneca spread to the outside, and the police wound up making two arrests. Law enforcement reports show 51-year old Monique Hebert Quarles and 17-year old Robert Wesley Quarles II, of West North Third Street, were arrested and charged with assault and battery second degree. The police say they…

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OC to get new DOT construction engineer

June 27, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has appointed a new resident construction engineer for its Oconee County offices at Richland. Josh Makison will transfer from the DOT in Greenville and will transition into his new position before officially taking over for Ryan Miller, who left for a DOT assignment in Greenville.

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Agencies involved in recovery effort reach out for ideas, options

June 27, 2013

The agencies involved in the search and recovery efforts for Thomas Hill of Tampa, Fla., are reaching out to other organizations, agencies, companies and wild and scenic river managers across the country to get input on other options for the recovery of Hill’s body.“Right now, we’re doing everything we can with the tools we have…

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Be safe on the water!

June 27, 2013

Independence Day is right around the corner, and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year for recreation on the lakes. With thousands of people expected to visit the lakes this weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone to play it safe on the water. Among the important safety tips are…

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Court appearance today for former Walhalla coach

June 27, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that a former Walhalla teacher and wrestling coach is scheduled for a court appearance this afternoon. Court officers tell us that Richard “Trey” Gardner III of Kershaw is scheduled for a 2 o’clock appearance in the General Sessions Court. With help from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Oconee deputies arrested Gardner…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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