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Jordan Street altercation leads to arrests

June 27, 2013

A quarrel inside Our Daily Bread in Seneca spread to the outside, and the police wound up making two arrests. Law enforcement reports show 51-year old Monique Hebert Quarles and 17-year old Robert Wesley Quarles II, of West North Third Street, were arrested and charged with assault and battery second degree. The police say they…

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OC to get new DOT construction engineer

June 27, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has appointed a new resident construction engineer for its Oconee County offices at Richland. Josh Makison will transfer from the DOT in Greenville and will transition into his new position before officially taking over for Ryan Miller, who left for a DOT assignment in Greenville.

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Agencies involved in recovery effort reach out for ideas, options

June 27, 2013

The agencies involved in the search and recovery efforts for Thomas Hill of Tampa, Fla., are reaching out to other organizations, agencies, companies and wild and scenic river managers across the country to get input on other options for the recovery of Hill’s body.“Right now, we’re doing everything we can with the tools we have…

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Be safe on the water!

June 27, 2013

Independence Day is right around the corner, and with it comes one of the busiest times of the year for recreation on the lakes. With thousands of people expected to visit the lakes this weekend, the Army Corps of Engineers reminds everyone to play it safe on the water. Among the important safety tips are…

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Court appearance today for former Walhalla coach

June 27, 2013

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that a former Walhalla teacher and wrestling coach is scheduled for a court appearance this afternoon. Court officers tell us that Richard “Trey” Gardner III of Kershaw is scheduled for a 2 o’clock appearance in the General Sessions Court. With help from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Oconee deputies arrested Gardner…

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Lowell Macher moves on up!

June 27, 2013

Financial businessman Lowell Macher assumes the presidency today of the Seneca Rotary Club. Because of next week’s holiday, today’s meeting of the club will be the last until July 11—when Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is scheduled to speak.

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Latest instance of bogus currency

June 27, 2013

A new instance of the passing of counterfeit money in Oconee County prompts the Sheriff’s Department to warn unsuspecting businesses. The latest occurrence was Monday at McDonald’s, at 1305 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca. There, a drive-thru customer gave the cashier a fake $10 bill. That fake bill is now evidence and part of a continuing investigation.…

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Airing tonight for Seneca’s new budgets

June 27, 2013
Airing tonight for Seneca’s new budgets

Over the next 12 months, Seneca projects in excess of $45 million will come to and from the city. And tonight at City Hall the Seneca’s various budgets get an airing out for a public hearing. Tax and rate increases are figured in the proposed budgets. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock, and everyone is…

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Crews continue to search for missing rafter

June 27, 2013

Swiftwater rescue teams from Columbia and Lexington County continued efforts yesterday to find the body of Thomas Hill. A search dog from the Oconee Sheriff’s Office also worked at the scene. And that search dog indicated Hill may still be in the Five Falls area. According to Scott Loftis, Incident Commander, divers will do more…

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40-year old man sentenced to 90 months

June 26, 2013

An Oconee jury found a 40-year old Walhallan guilty today of distribution of methamphetamine second offense. The judge ordered Gregory Lee Murphy to prison for 25 years suspended on the service of seven and a half year years and five years probation. Murphy, who was arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department last summer, took the…

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