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Two councilmen call it quits

June 19, 2013

Walhalla today finds itself short of two city councilmen. One after the other, councilmen James Powell and Deek Biemann stepped down last night—for separate reasons, although the reasons reflect the personal changes in each of the two young men’s lives. For Powell, he’s building a home outside the corporate limits. Council service is limited to…

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Traffic accident near Seneca

June 19, 2013

State troopers report injuries in an accident around 8:45 this morning near Seneca—at the traffic light intersection of Sheep Farm and Bountyland roads.

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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

June 18, 2013
Thieves strike Jet Commercial

The Seneca area company working on Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS project reports it’s the victim of thievery. Someone stole $30 thousand worth of fiber optics equipment, along with hand tools, apparently over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports security cameras show a vehicle entering Jet Commercial’s lot on the Wells Highway around 2:45 Sunday morning. One…

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PRWD grant and loan approval possible next month

June 18, 2013

An engineering consultant said this afternoon everything is poised for the federal government to approve a combination loan and grant to allow Pioneer Rural Water District the funds to build its first treatment plant. According to Chuck Joye, a loan application for $11.2 million and a grant request for $2.7 million have been sent by…

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Man burned at stove

June 18, 2013

A kitchen fire near Seneca this afternoon burned a man cooking French fries. He was taken to the hospital. Neither his name, nor the extent of burns, was immediately available. Shortly after 1 o’clock fire fighters went to 700 Friendship Road. The fire was quickly contained. Because the home had no working smoke detector, Oconee…

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Second reward offered

June 18, 2013

A second, anonymous reward has been posted for information to help solve Oconee County’s Shelia Carver cold case disappearance. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the second reward is $10 thousand…and when added to the $10 thousand announced last month, the total is now $20 thousand for the recovery of Carver’s remains. Shelia Carver’s father reported…

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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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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
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