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Kitchen fire on S. Cedar Street

October 9, 2013

A fire early last night in a Walhalla home. It turned out to be a stove fire at 103 S. Cedar Street. The fire was quickly put out around 7 o’clock and damage confined to the kitchen. No injuries reported.  

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Siren test this morning

October 9, 2013

Sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station are set for a three-minute test this morning around 11:50. No public action is required. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly and can be used in the event of an emergency.

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Pedal while studying

October 8, 2013

“Active workstations” at the university library and the Academic Success Center are encouraging Clemson students and employees to get moving while studying or doing research. Workstations designed by FitDesk are being installed. They are a combination of a stationary bicycle with desk platform that allows the user to pedal while reading, using a computer or…

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TVs shoplifted from Wal-Mart, arrest made

October 8, 2013

An Oconee County man, jailed in Walhalla, is accused of shoplifting two TV sets from Wal-Mart. Stanley Bernard Caldwell, 53, of the Sitton Mill Road, Seneca was booked into the detention center early Monday afternoon. Warrants show Caldwell is accused of taking Vizio televisions in September, two days apart. The stolen items have a total…

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$610 thousand “due and payable”

October 8, 2013

The Joint Regional Sewer Authority at Seneca awaits an annual payment from Oconee County. It amounts to $610 thousand. As Bob Winchester, executive director of Oconee’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, told a committee meeting Thursday, “It’s due and payable.” And the outstanding invoice was a point of discussion last night during the JRSA’s October meeting.…

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Dentistry in a hospital? A real need

October 8, 2013

Going to the hospital to have a tooth yanked? Not as unusual as that might sound. An Oconee Medical Center official says the patient rolls of the busy emergency department show many people show up at the emergency room to be treated for a toothache. Heather Goss, executive director of OMC’s Mountain Lakes Access Health,…

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West Union man charged in Georgia wreck

October 8, 2013

Three people are recovering from injuries in a weekend accident in Stephens County. The accident involved a driver from West Union, South Carolina. The Georgia Patrol reported a Ford Ranger, driven by William Ralph Hogsed of West Union, was traveling west on 123 in the eastbound lane while negotiating a curve. Troopers say a Protégé,…

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Car-bus accident near Walhalla

October 8, 2013

An Oconee school bus was involved in the accident this morning on the Fowler Road near Walhalla, but district officials say there appear to be no injuries. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent, the bus was occupied by the driver only. It’s believed the accident around 7:30 involved at least one car, possibly two.

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Drug bust in pasture near Westminster

October 8, 2013

A case of suspected shoplifting on Sunday at the Seneca Wal-Mart wound up as a drug bust near Westminster. The police there say they chased a car from their city onto the Seed Farm Road and off the road into a pasture. The police quoted its two passengers as saying the driver ran into the…

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Radar clocks speeding suspect

October 8, 2013
Radar clocks speeding suspect

 A 27-year old Oconee County man, who county officers quote as saying he was in a hurry to get to work, was handed a ticket Sunday accusing him of driving 85 miles an hour in a 45 zone on the Wells Highway. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the case made against Marco Antonio Esparza of…

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