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Mailboxes destroyed on Ebenezer Road

July 3, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers late last night were investigating mailbox destruction on the Ebenezer Road near West Union. Four mailboxes were destroyed there, and the suspect culprit is believed to be a car or truck that ran off the side of the road. The Sheriff’s Office believes the vehicle has front-end damage. Several pieces of that…

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Swimming safety tips

July 3, 2014

With the start of the July 4 weekend and a summer recreation season ahead, Duke Energy wants to turn the focus on swimming safety for those who visit Lakes Keowee and Jocassee. “The number of drownings, especially children and teenagers, is tracking way ahead of the typical number for this time of year,” said Scott…

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July 4 events in Oconee

July 3, 2014

You can catch July 4 fireworks in Seneca. But if you can’t wait for tomorrow night, there will be a fireworks display during Walhalla’s Independence Eve celebration starting at 9 tonight at soccer field—a block off Main Street. Here are some July 4 activities: Gates open at 4 tomorrow afternoon atSeneca’s Gignilliat Field. The Tams will…

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Senecan accused of harboring fugitive from justice

July 3, 2014

The police in Seneca say they found a man wanted in Anderson hiding inside the attic of a home on East Main Street. The police say they have charged a 20-year old Seneca man, Michael Alan Wilkes, with harboring a fugitive. The police searched the home at 1208 E. Main Street June 27 and found…

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I-85 accident

July 3, 2014
I-85 accident

 A car overturned on I-85 this morning at Fair Play. Responders say there were two adults and four children inside a Grand Prix that wound up in the woods—just south of the highway 59 exit. No injuries reported to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. State troopers logged this morning’s accident at 6:10.

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Civil judgment tacked onto criminal sentence

July 3, 2014

A circuit judge has entered a civil judgment and lien against a Westminster woman who took campaign and personal money belonging to U-S Senator Lindsey Graham. In a ruling last week in the case of Mary Jennifer Adams, a former office worker for the senator, Judge Alex Macaulay said, “After hearing the evidence, I find…

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Chance for Clemson residents to run for City Council

July 2, 2014

Residents of Clemson have the chance this year to run for their city council. The Pickens County Registration and Elections Commission will hold the City of Clemson Municipal Election November 4, 2014, and three non-partisan seats on city council are available. Those who wish to file as candidates may do so between noon Friday, July…

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11-year old warrants served on drug suspect

July 2, 2014

A check with the National Crime Information Center enabled sheriff’s officers to serve arrest warrants on a 40-year old OconeeCounty man.  Those arrest warrants naming Chad Tyron Lee of the Campbell Bridge Road date back to the year 2003.  According to the arrest announcement, Lee had gone to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to change…

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Traffic accident in front of the fire station

July 2, 2014

The state patrol investigated an accident this morning in front of Oconee County’s Corinth-Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department. Authorities say the accident involved a private vehicle and an Oconee County spare fire engine whose driver was stopped to make a turn into the station. No one reported injured. County Fire Chief Charlie King described the damage…

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Holiday motorists to be greeted by higher gas prices

July 2, 2014

Nearly 500 thousand South Carolinians are expected to hit the road for the July 4 holiday. They will find gas pump prices the highest since 2008 but still the lowest in the country. The motor club AAA finds gas prices 21 cents higher than last year—in part to the unrest in Iraq. The prices are…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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