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Small jets becoming common

December 27, 2012
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Now that its runway is longer, Oconee Regional Airport is seeing an increase in larger aircraft, such as a small passenger jet that arrived yesterday. It was a Gulfstream 5 jet, piloted by the father of a Clemson student. Friday, May 13, 2011—the date five thousand foot runway opened—proved a lucky day. Short estimates a…

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Above all one goal in 2013

December 27, 2012
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An anti-litter project that got off the ground this year ranks as the number one for next year for the executive director of Keep Oconee Beautiful. Nicci Hanewald says it’s the prohibition of small metal wire signs, on public right of way where those signs are illegal. Keep Oconee Beautiful is an officially recognized player…

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Awalt’s new adventure

December 27, 2012
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Dean Awalt is in his final day as a Seneca police officer. Tomorrow he takes over as the new chief of the Westminster department. Awalt leaves behind a corporal’s position in Seneca. John Covington, Seneca chief, says he’ll be advertising to fill Awalt’s vacancy.

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Year in Review on the way

December 27, 2012
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The year 2012 in Oconee County would be highlighted by what was, for modern times, an unprecedented free-for-all for the office of county sheriff. And, sadly, it would a year known in Oconee for carnage on the highways, as drivers lost their lives at a rate of nearly two a month. All the highs, the…

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Wanted man leads officers on chase

December 27, 2012
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Authorities in two states are on the lookout for a 29-year old man who they say led them on a high-speed chase Christmas night. According to Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia it began about 7 p-m with a call about an erratic driver in a Chrysler 350 and a case of road rage.…

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Snowbirds have stories to tell

December 27, 2012
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Among those spending Christmas week with loved ones in Oconee County are snowbirds. And they have winter weather stories to tell. An Arkansas woman says she left behind five inches of snow in her hometown of Little Rock. An Indiana woman says she managed to avoid eight inches of the white stuff where she lives…

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Traffic-related death in Walhalla

December 27, 2012
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A pickup truck hit a utility pole at a Walhalla intersection, and the coroner says the driver suffered cardiac arrest at the accident scene. Coroner Karl Addis says Will Kelley, 82 years old, died in the emergency department at the hospital, about 45 minutes after the accident. Kelley listed two addresses: the Whetstone Road in…

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Headed back to D.C.

December 26, 2012
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SC Third District Representative Jeff Duncan is due back tomorrow in Washington, along with his other colleagues, as the day draws nearer for the potential for government to fall off the fiscal cliff. A spokesman for the Laurens Republican said early this afternoon Duncan’s office is, as yet, unaware whether any of the plans discussed…

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Store manager chases suspected thief

December 26, 2012
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A car chase by a Seneca store manager this morning of a larceny suspect enabled the city police and county sheriff’s officers to capture a suspect, as he apparently was about to try to fence the stolen goods. Capt. Tommy Williams of the Seneca Police Department says Timothy Alan Holbert, 42, of Stadium Drive, Westminster…

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Old topic renewed at meeting

December 26, 2012
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The Walhalla mayor says a meeting last week was “very helpful” toward a long-talked about project for burying electric power lines. Mayor Danny Edwards says he took from the meeting a preference on the part of Duke Energy to bury in the ground all electric lines that now run along a four-block area of Main…

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