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Arrests made in four-month old case

August 13, 2013

Two Oconee County men are charged in a four-month investigation of a drive-by shooting near Seneca. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Ronnie Joe Patterson Jr., has been charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a violent crime, and discharging a firearm into a vehicle. The 35-year old Patterson currently is…

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Mountain top home fire

August 13, 2013

Fire fighters battled a mountain-top home fire last evening in the Holly Springs Community of Pickens County, off highway 178. Several Oconee fire fighters, trucks, and equipment were deployed to give assistance to the effort to stop the fire. Charlie King, Oconee County Fire Chief, said the contingent from his county were there for about…

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Need a job?

August 13, 2013

Those in need of a job may find one, or at least a lead toward gainful employment, during today’s Job Fair and Training Expo for residents of Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties. It takes place 9 a-m to noon in the Industrial and Business Development Center at the Pendleton campus of Tri-County Technical College. Among…

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Watering restriction lifted

August 13, 2013

Out of the drought, Duke Energy says it has lifted the restriction limiting lakeside residents to watering on Tuesdays and Saturdays only. A spokeswoman for the utility said, however, “We encourage prudent watering practices to protect this valuable shared resource.”

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Incident outside bar lands four in jail

August 12, 2013

The police in Seneca say they made four arrests early yesterday morning from a large crowd in the middle of a downtown street. The police say they were there, around 3:45 a-m, to disburse the crowd as the bar at 104 N. Cherry Street was closing for the night. All four people received police citations…

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U-S Labor reaches agreement with area restaurants

August 12, 2013

Two area restaurants have agreed to pay workers back wages as part of a U-S Labor investigation. The agreement involves two El Jimador Mexican restaurants—one in Clemson and the other in Westminster, and requires the restaurants to pay more than $74 thousand in back wages. Michelle Garvey, director of the Columbia wage and hour office…

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Doing “doughnuts” in the field

August 12, 2013

A Seneca police report estimates $2 thousand damage by vandals last week at Blue Ridge Field on Holland Avenue. The police were alerted to pick up trucks doing doughnuts at 2 o’clock Friday morning and within vicinity of the field and park stopped two trucks on nearby E. South Second Street. Their suspicions were heightened…

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Chamber gets new executive director

August 12, 2013
Chamber gets new executive director

  The Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca gets a new executive director. According to the announcement, Jillian Lusk is an experienced chamber executive from St. Petersburg, Florida who has ties to Oconee County. Her husband is Brock Lusk, an Oconee native and Major in the Air Force. Jillian Lusk begins her new duties a week…

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Mishap for Lake Jocassee diver

August 12, 2013

A man required medical treatment Saturday when he felt ill during a deep dive in water 300 feet deep in Lake Jocassee. At the time, he was part of an outing led by commercial divers. According to responders, the man began a slow ascent to the surface and was able to make required decompression stops…

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Home damaged but repairable

August 12, 2013

Lightning struck a three-story home near Salem Saturday afternoon, setting off a fire that damaged two rooms inside a home  in the Cliffs at Keowee South development. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the home at 405 Evergreen Trail is repairable. The first set of fire fighters to reach the scene found the home full…

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