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Emergency regulation impacts JRSA

October 5, 2013

An emergency regulation issued by the state after the discovery of illegal dumping has impact on Oconee County’s wastewater treatment plant. Bob Winchester, executive director of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, announced at a meeting Thursday that the order, issued by DHEC, will require the JRSA to analyze a thick black gunk known as…

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Learn more and sign up at Seneca meeting

October 5, 2013

Parts of the federal government are shut down—in a major dispute dividing Democrats and Republicans. But the national health care law, championed by President Obama, is up and running. An information meeting to help those without insurance sign up and learn more about the program takes place Monday night in Seneca. Sponsored by the A-H-A…

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“WIC” to run thru October 31

October 5, 2013

South Carolina DHEC has announced a contingency plan to maintain through October 31 the nutritional service “WIC”—the Women, Infant and Children Program. More than 120,000 low-income South Carolina families are served by the program. “This (DHEC) staff has worked with me for the past 18 months to cut down on expenses and become more efficient.…

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Bridge repairs completed, traffic back to normal

October 5, 2013

Oconee County has announced the finish of repair work to the bridge on Cobb Bridge Road at the Chauga River near Westminster. Mack Kelley, county engineer, says traffic and use of the road and bridge can return to normal.

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Suspect arrested in heat pump theft

October 5, 2013

No electric power at a church near Seneca led to the discovery that a heat pump had been stolen. In an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation the charge of  grand larceny was placed against Jason Lee Trammell, 28 years old. Trammell was jailed Friday afternoon, and the Sheriff’s Office announced a warrant against the Bountyland Community…

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Fire Sprinkler Demonstration Saturday

October 4, 2013

Personnel from Oconee Emergency Services will demonstrate a live side-by-side burn Saturday near Seneca, as a way to show the public the importance of fire sprinklers. The demonstration takes place at Noon Saturday at Home Depot in Seneca. The plan is to demonstrate two nearly identical living rooms, the only difference being that one will…

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“High risk” drug bust near Salem

October 3, 2013

Three people have been arrested near Salem in what Oconee Sheriff’s Office refers to as a high-risk drug bust. Besides the arrests, the operation carried out by SWAT, vice and narcotics officers late Wednesday afternoon netted the seizure of guns and what the Sheriff’s Office says a tool box that contained meth, marijuana and prescription…

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Plea agreement settles tax evasion case

October 3, 2013

A Pickens County man walked into an Oconee courtroom charged with failing to pay state taxes for five years. He walked out of that courtroom, having admitted his guilt. But he was not sent to jail. A plea agreement Thursday settled the state’s case against Central resident Valentino Oglesby, 62 years old. While working for…

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N. Carolinian who fought extradition in OC custody

October 3, 2013

A 25-year old North Carolina man who fought extradition is now in Oconee County custody, where he’ll stand trial on charges from a summer time home burglary near Salem. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Hendersonville resident Joshua Dale Estes is being held in the county detention center. Estes is charged with burglary first…

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OCC to go lakeside Monday

October 3, 2013

Oconee County councilmen will go lakeside during a tour next week of boat landings belonging to the Army Corps of Engineers. To save money, the federal agency seeks to close some of the landings in Oconee County. And the county council may have interest in the landings to be abandoned. “The purpose of this tour…

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