Pickens man receives 16-year term

A 34-year old Pickens man has been sentenced in an underage sex case in his home county. The office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor has announced that Christopher Lee Meadows received a 16-year prison term this week after being convicted by a jury of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree. According to the solicitor’s office, evidence […]

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Judge files full order

A South Carolina judge has filed a full order of his earlier ruling in favor of a set of Oconee County zoning challengers. It’s an approximate 15-page order that details Judge Lawton McIntosh’s ruling in favor of Jean Jennings, David McMahan and others in their challenge of Oconee County’s agricultural residential zoning classification. The plaintiffs had sought traditional rural zoning […]

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Proterra makes a statement

The following statement was released today on behalf of Proterra, the maker of Seneca’s fleet of electric buses. The statement, from Heidi McNary, vice president of marketing, reads, “We recognize that there has been some public concern about the delay in getting EV buses into revenue service in Seneca. Any advanced technology requires careful vetting, road testing and a degree […]

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When will the electric buses run?

To get an answer to when Seneca’s four electric buses will make their official debut, we went last night to Seneca’s all-point man for buses—gas-powered or electric. “The when is going to still be up to Proterra (the manufacturer,) said Halbig. In a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview, Halbig said the four buses are in the process of being returned to Proterra […]

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OMC: “We want to hear from YOU!”

According to Oconee Medical Center, your opinion is important when it comes to a potential affiliation with the Greenville Health Systems. OMC is gathering comments to help its board of directors make the important decision. You can register your thoughts by calling 864/885-7191, by email at [email protected] or by going to the website www.oconeemed.org/feedback.    

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Cell tower vote delayed

Oconee County has decided to delay a vote on whether to vary from its zoning law to allow a cell tower in Mountain Rest—-in spite of a large turnout of support last night for the Verizon application. Josh Stephens, zoning administrator, advised the board of zoning appeals of several points on which the county requires more information—including better photograph simulations […]

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Group invites OCC #3 candidates

Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet have a date to mark for their political calendars. The two hopefuls to fill the un-expired term of the late Archie Barron on Oconee County Council have been invited to speak during the next meeting of the group Limited Government for Oconee. The meeting takes place 6 o’clock Thursday night, March 6 at 2036 Sandifer […]

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Stirring the waters political

Seneca resident Allen Yarid wants his city to release a copy of a January financial report which he claims shows the city has lost wealth and has seen the value of its assets decrease. Speaking during the public comment part of last night’s meeting at City Hall, Yarid suggested the report is something that city council candidates, both incumbents and […]

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Guilty pleas settle copper power line crime

Pleas of guilty have settled a 2011 crime in Oconee that victimized the Duke Energy Corporation. Officers of Oconee General Sessions Court say three men yesterday pleaded guilty to offenses alleging “Metals/Injury to real property, fixtures or improvements to obtain nonferrous metals, damage of more than $10,000.” General Sessions Judge Rupert Markley Dennis meted out identical sentences to defendants Kevin […]

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