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Oconeean pleads guilty to child porn charges

June 18, 2013

A 42-year old Seneca man pleaded guilty today in federal court to possession of child pornography. An announcement by Bill Nettles, U-S Attorney, states that Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr. now awaits sentencing. Law enforcement searched Gray’s home June 5, 2012 and seized computers and other storage media. And, according to the government, a forensic exam…

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Power line down on the Shiloh Road

June 18, 2013

Fire fighters late this morning have responded to an electric power line down on the Shiloh Road near Seneca.

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Contents of package under investigation

June 18, 2013

A package that Georgia’s bomb unit took apart late last week near Tiger, Georgia remains under investigation. Rabun sheriff’s officers Friday afternoon brought a K-9 to highway 441 south near the Tiger city limits and found a homemade device. Sky 104 Radio at Clayton reports the K-9 gave a positive alert for explosives inside the…

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All certified officers to get “DOK” kits

June 18, 2013

Last weekend’s fundraiser at Fair Play succeeded and will allow the Oconee Sheriff’s Office to equip its 85 sworn officers with kits that contain a tourniquet. More than 21-hundred dollars was raised Saturday in the parking lot of a restaurant at highway 11 and I-85. Contributing to the barbeque plate sales and the like were…

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In spite of rain, events for Marines continue

June 18, 2013

Organizers of events for the visiting Marines are keeping their eyes on Oconee County weather—especially tonight’s Veterans Appreciation Family Night at Seneca’s Gignilliat Field. “We had a beautiful day to welcome the Marines into the Upstate area with crowds lining the streets and waving flags and a beautiful evening picnic with no rain last night,…

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Westminster leaders consider the future

June 18, 2013

Westminster leaders met in executive session last night to begin to think about what’s after the eventual departure of their city administrator. No action was taken after what ran as long as an approximate one-hour meeting. City Administrator David Smith tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS he’s not planning to leave anytime soon, but it would be wise…

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Month of June gets wetter

June 18, 2013

Searing heat last summer. But with summer approaching this year, it’s getting harder to simply dry out. The Walhalla area got hit with a hard rain overnight, adding 1.1″ to June’s running count, with the month a little more than half over. So far, Weather Observer Barbara Wilson reports, June’s rainfall is approaching 9″.

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Garrisons request museum open as planned

June 18, 2013

The T-Ed Garrison family of Anderson County has requested that a ceremony that honors a late son proceed as scheduled this week. It’s the opening of the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum at 4:45 Friday afternoon on History Lane—not far from the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College. The Garrison family lost its modern day patriarch,…

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Walhallans may speak out tonight

June 18, 2013

Walhalla’s budgets to operate another year of city government officially go on display this evening at the City Hall. The city leaders welcome the public to comment or ask questions as part of a public hearing that begins at 5:25. The proposed budgets raise sanitation and recreation charges. The hearing will be followed by council’s…

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Father’s Day drug arrests

June 17, 2013

Father’s Day was merely two and a half hours old before Oconee deputies made drug arrests near Seneca. Deputies went to 410 Holder’s Landing Road to investigate reports of a fight and shots fired in a parking lot. They wound up arresting two people and collecting a handgun from the woods. Authorities say Rashaun Roberson,…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
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