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Flood warning extended to midnight

July 22, 2013

National Weather Service extended last night’s flood warning until the mid night hour. Once again, it was a July evening in which lots of rain hit the pavements and soaked the ground. Oconee County Dispatch reported the usual numbers of downed trees and, in last night’s instance, flooding along the Shiloh Road near Seneca.

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A case of suspected arson!

July 19, 2013

The fire that heavily damaged a home near Westminster during the 5 o’clock hour this morning is under investigation as a case of arson, according to Jimmy Watt. The spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says investigators this afternoon are following leads.  The fire occurred on the Cleveland Pike Road.

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CU’s new budget is approved

July 19, 2013

Clemson University trustees have arrived at a new budget for the school year 2013-14. To reflect an approximate 5.5%, or $47 million increase in operational money, Clemson, in part, can thank a $7.5 million dollar increase in state appropriations. Trustee David Wilkins of Greenville was re-elected to serve a third, two-year term as board chairman.

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The “Y” gets a new front person

July 19, 2013

Former Congressional worker to take on the job of establishing the first Oconee County YMCA. The job of “Y Executive Director goes to Daryl Broome, who served as an aide during Gresham Barrett’s time as South Carolina Third District Congressman. Broome succeeds Anna Connelly, who resigned to take a job elsewhere.

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Valuable painting stolen

July 19, 2013

A five-thousand dollar value has been placed on a painting stolen from the Anderson Art Center at 110 Federal Street. The theft, believed to have occurred during an April show, was only recently discovered. A description of the painting was not immediately available. Anyone with information about what happened should call Anderson Area Crimestopps at…

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Arrest made of suspect who scampered off

July 19, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office arrested a 30-year old man after he was reported to have run from the scene of a shoplifting incident yesterday at Wal-Mart store on the Sandifer Boulevard. A sheriff’s officer tracked the suspect to the Wal-Green drug store at 123 and the Wells Highway. Arrest records show Clint Robert Liedlich of Posey…

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For FOCUS Broadband, more patience needed

July 19, 2013

For those with a hankering to acquire high-speed Internet service, a little more patience will be required, according to the Oconee County administrator. The deadline came this week for a new request-for-proposals to provide services for the project. Scott Moulder, county administrator, said from the start the Broadband FOCUS work was projected as a three-year…

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Career change for former Sheriff’s officer

July 19, 2013

A former Oconee Sheriff’s officer has traded his badge for a career in the real estate world. Steve Jenkins, who served as Captain during the Sheriff’s administration of James Singleton, has become a licensed realtor and has joined the ERA Kennedy Real Estate Group at Seneca. The announcement was made to 96.3/WGOG NEWS by Parker…

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Home heavily damaged

July 19, 2013

Investigators have started to try to determine the why and the where about this morning’s fire in western Oconee County that heavily damaged the living quarters of an old farmhouse. The fire, at 928 Cleveland Pike Road, apparently was reported by a passerby. And that alert prompted a response from the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department,…

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Country Showdown tomorrow night!

July 19, 2013

Just who is the next Garth Brooks or Miranda Lambert? That person just might be one of the performers tomorrow night in Seneca, when 96.3/WGOG stages its annual Texaco Country Showdown. The show starts at 7 in the Gignilliat Community Center. Each year more than 50 thousand contestants compete in local, state and regional live…

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