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Trial moves to defense side

January 30, 2013
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In an Oconee courtroom trial continuing from yesterday, the defense of Austin Ryan Epperson is expected to begin today. The 20-year old Epperson is charged with burglary first degree and petty larceny at a Pine Mountain Road, Tamassee address in 2010.

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Accident near Walhalla

January 30, 2013
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State troopers report injuries are included this morning in an accident near Walhalla. The crash was reported at 8:10 on Foster Farm Road and Bear Swamp Road.

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You can sport a tattoo, but….

January 30, 2013
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You can wear tattoos and still work in the Oconee public school system. But Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says an applicant would be wise to make sure the body art doesn’t detract from a professional appearance. Lucas this week responded to an email from a student doing a research project. Lucas told her: “There’s no…

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Grave markers stolen in Central

January 30, 2013
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Oconee sheriff’s officers have seized and impounded two bronze grave markers and suspect they may have been stolen from Memory Gardens in Central. Officers took control of the markers Saturday at an Oconee County commercial recycling center, where they questioned two customers about the markers. So far, no charges have been filed.  

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Financial matters transacted at City Hall

January 30, 2013
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Seneca will move forward with an approximate $15 million revenue bond designed to ensure the city’s utilities system what it needs to properly function 30 or more years into the future. At a special meeting, the city council last night gave City Administrator Greg Dietterick a green light to proceed with plans to replace old…

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Congressman to rally for gun rights

January 30, 2013
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A Second Amendment listening tour will bring Congressman Jeff Duncan Friday to Seneca’s Ramcat Alley. Duncan says he has included a 12:30 to 1 p-m stop at Southern Firearms and Saddle in the aftermath of President Obama’s consideration of an executive action to restrict some gun rights, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths at…

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SC Work Ready Communities

January 29, 2013
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Upstate leaders yesterday hosted a luncheon to start the SC Work Ready Communities initiative in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. They’ve joined forces to raise awareness and build support for each county’s efforts to link education and work force development and align with the needs of the global community. Richard Blackwell, executive director of Oconee…

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Burglary victim testifies first

January 29, 2013
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The victim of a home burglary nearly two and a half years ago testified first this afternoon in Walhalla at the opening of S.C. versus Austin Ryan Epperson. In this Oconee General Sessions trial, 20-year old Epperson is accused of burglary first degree and petty larceny in an incident June 30, 2010 on Pine Mountain…

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Westminster to decide the question

January 29, 2013
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Westminster’s mayor and council are apt to be the ones to decide whether to approve Seneca’s request for additional seats on the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, according to one JRSA commissioner who spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. Last week Walhalla City Council voted down Seneca’s request and that action, the commissioner said, leaves the matter up…

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Sanctuary Pointe sublease OK’d

January 29, 2013
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An I-85 peninsula in Oconee County is a step closer to changing forever, the result of a State Budget and Control Board vote this morning in Columbia. All but one member of the five-member board approved a long-term sublease by the State Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to Sanctuary Pointe LLC, a group of…

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