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Victim identified

June 24, 2013

The Simpsonville man who died after his boat capsized Saturday afternoon in the Martin Creek area of Lake Hartwell has been identified as Carl Dickerson. Coroner Karl Addis says an autopsy showed Dickerson died of a coronary event. He was 58 years old. The boat capsized about 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Another boater helped Dickerson reach…

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Crew rules out several locations in body recovery effort

June 24, 2013
Crew rules out several locations in body recovery effort

A recovery crew spent more than six hours yesterday ruling out several locations on the Chattooga River for the body of Thomas Hill. According to Keith Wilbanks, incident commander, operations continue at 7 o’clock this morning. Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, Rabun and White counties supported yesterday’s effort as well as commercial whitewater guides and the U-S…

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Fire near Walhalla termed “suspicious”

June 22, 2013
Fire near Walhalla termed “suspicious”

A fire last week near Walhalla has been termed suspicious by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. And the department is asking the public to help with information that can help determine why Thursday’s fire started in two sections of the home at 122 Warner Mill Road. Fire fighters said they spotted fire in the garage and…

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Bartee arrest ruled valid

June 21, 2013

A judge has ruled James Bartee’s arrest last year at the Anderson Courthouse was valid. Judge J-C Nicholson this week denied motions by the Bartee defense to exclude recordings, and dismiss and exclude evidence. At the time the former candidate for Oconee Sheriff was arrested on the charge of solicitation to commit a felony, the…

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Greenville attorney indicted

June 21, 2013

The South Carolina Grand Jury has returned new indictments against a Greenville attorney. Alan Wilson, Attorney General, today said Frederick Scott Pfeiffer has been charged by the grand jury with conspiracy and securities fraud. A separate indictment alleges forgery, Wilson said. Pfeiffer was previously charged in indictments alleging conspiracy and securities fraud involving the operations…

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Long Creek LATEST

June 21, 2013

Body still in the river, says the public affairs officer for U-S Forest Service. Even though an underwater camera located the body of Thomas Patrick Hill, the search goes on at the Chattooga River, according to Michelle Burnett of the USFS.

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Chief of Staff Sandra McGee!

June 21, 2013

Sandra Mcgee’s retirement as Director of Duke’s World of Energy in Oconee County was short-lived. McGee has re-surfaced in another capacity at Tri-County Technical College. Tech’s John Lummis announced in Walhalla today that McGee has been selected to work as Chief of Staff for Tech’s President Dr. Ronnie Booth.

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Accelerated timetable for GCCP sewer

June 21, 2013

Word is out of an accelerated timetable for laying sewer pipe to Golden Corner Commerce Park and having the empty Oconee industrial park ready for service. And Reg Dexter couldn’t be happier. Dexter is the county councilman in whose district GCCP is located and is one of the park’s strongest advocates. Dexter announced today the…

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Jobs being created within OC’s industrial sector

June 21, 2013

It’s one thing to scour the landscape for outside employers to bring new jobs to Oconee County. It’s another to help strengthen the existing Oconee industrial community so it can continue to provide a means of living for county residents. And that’s what Richard Blackwell says the Oconee Economic Development Office is stressing. Blackwell told…

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Unemployment rate jumps, despite job promise

June 21, 2013

The latest Oconee County jobless rate is escalating—yet there’s a promise today that jobs are on the way. The state Department of Employment and Workforce today released an 8.3% Oconee County unemployment rate for May. That’s nine-tenths of one percentage point higher than April’s figure and its three-tenths of a percentage point above the state’s…

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