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Father’s Day drug arrests

June 17, 2013

Father’s Day was merely two and a half hours old before Oconee deputies made drug arrests near Seneca. Deputies went to 410 Holder’s Landing Road to investigate reports of a fight and shots fired in a parking lot. They wound up arresting two people and collecting a handgun from the woods. Authorities say Rashaun Roberson,…

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Garrison: a visionary for three counties

June 17, 2013

The long-time state senator from Denver Downs is being called a visionary for helping shape the tri-counties. While Ed Garrison represented Anderson County in the legislature, he had a vision to promote neighboring Oconee and Pickens counties. And Vicki Fletcher says nowhere is that more evident than in Garrison’s work to create South Carolina’s first…

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Window repair business moves to Oconee

June 17, 2013

A former manufacturing building near Westminster will become the location for a Greenville business that’s moving its operations to Oconee County. Though small in size, Window Repair Systems has chosen Oconee based on the county’s business climate, according to Richard Blackwell, Oconee economic development recruiter. Window Repair is setting up shop in the former Sponsler…

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Budget business!

June 17, 2013

State representatives hit the highways tomorrow for a return trip to Columbia. The business at hand will be action on the state’s proposed budget. A preview from District One’s Bill Whitmire, a retired Walhalla teacher, can be heard today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Who’ll headline Seneca’s next concert?

June 17, 2013

How does Seneca top the Charlie Daniels Band? How do you spell H-u-e-y L-e-w-i-s a-n-d T-h-e N-e-w-s? A Seneca councilman said he recently watched a televised performance of the rock band which produced big hits in the 1980s and imagined them performing at one of Seneca’s outdoor concert events. But Joel Ward, chairman of the…

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Fiber optic meets Deadman’s Curve

June 17, 2013

The broadband project to spread high-speed internet service across Oconee County recently brought fiber optic cable to Deadman’s Curve on highway 28 north of Walhalla. Workers were seen installing fiber optic in the same general area where a tropical storm washed out part of the road a few years ago.  

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Planned marina gets an extension

June 14, 2013

The federal government will allow the new owners of a planned lake marina in Pickens County more time to finish the job. A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order this week allows a group called Keowee Investment Properties LLC until October 13, 2015 to build a residential marina to serve a new home development on the…

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Two arrested during search near Walhalla

June 14, 2013

Deputies and narcotics officers carried a search warrant to a home near Walhalla and made two arrests. The occupant of that home was the first person arrested, according to Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. Fred Nathan McCall of Little River Lane was charged with possession of a controlled substance and distribution of…

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Condemnation proceedings begun!

June 14, 2013

A strip of property a little more than one thousand feet long has prompted an electric power wholesaler to file a condemnation notice in Oconee County. Central Electric Power Cooperative of Columbia, which plans a new electric transmission line into southern Oconee County from Anderson, seeks to condemn a 70-foot right-of-way from two Oconee County…

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Duncan opens congressional hearing

June 14, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan convened a House hearing in Washington this morning by asking why Homeland Security doesn’t better communicate with the American people. Duncan was acting today as the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. “You can do better. We can do better,” Duncan said in opening remarks. The…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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