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Not one dollar more

March 19, 2013

The local taxes that Oconeeans pay through the years for their public schools have made for dramatic knock-down, drag out sessions with the County Council. But Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for school district operations, envisions a budget process without major squabbles. Because, as Thorsland put it today, district administration expects to recommend holding the…

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Liquor-by-the-drink vote today

March 19, 2013

Voters in the Franklin County, Georgia town of Carnesville are voting today on whether to allow liquor-by-the-drink. According to Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR, the referendum was created several months ago when the Carnesville city council approved putting a request from the owner of a restaurant to the electorate. The Carnesville mayor has said that, until…

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Redesigning Grade 12

March 19, 2013

By the time public school students arrive at the 12th grade, they tend to coast through their final year of high school. But, perhaps, no longer. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education, today announced the 12th grade school year is being redesigned, with the help of Tri-County Technical College. “Try to make it more…

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Duke files for rate increase

March 19, 2013

Duke Energy Carolinas filed yesterday with the South Carolina Public Service Commission a request to raise electric rates by about $220 million—an overall increase of 15.1%. However, the average rate increase applying to Duke’s residential customers would exceed 16%. Duke gave this example of how a residential customer would be affected: “Today, a residential customer…

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Indictment alleges lottery money embezzled

March 19, 2013

A Richland County grand jury has indicted a 55-year old Columbia man on the charge of embezzling money belonging to the South Carolina Lottery. Attorney General Alan Wilson says the indictment charges that Anthony McNeil, while a lottery financial division employee, embezzled more than $100 thousand between April 2010 and August 2012. The felony offense…

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OGS trial begins

March 19, 2013

Trial opens at 10 this morning in Walhalla in the State’s case against Dan Lavert Temple. The 41-year old Temple faces two drug charges: possession of a controlled substance second degree and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine third offense. In pre-trial motions yesterday, the defense failed to convince the judge to suppress a…

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Seneca receives audit report

March 18, 2013

An auditor has given Seneca an unqualified opinion for its financial records covering the budget year that ended June 30 last year. City Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey says outside auditor Mike Stancil’s report was given last week, during city council’s regular March meeting. “Which means,” Seavey says, “there were no internal control problems or weaknesses that…

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Women beaten in Seneca and Walhalla

March 18, 2013

The police say separate incidents in recent days have resulted in assault-type injuries of two women in both Seneca and Walhalla. The Seneca police arrested and charged 26-year old James Tyler Cannon with criminal domestic violence high and aggravated nature, in their investigation of an incident yesterday at Cannon’s home on Mill Road. The police…

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Drowning victim identified

March 18, 2013

The coroner in Pickens County has identified Saturday’s drowning victim at Lake Jocassee. According to Coroner Kandy Kelley, the fatal victim of the kayak capsizing was Central resident Anlin Wang, a student at Clemson University. At the time, Wang wore a life vest.

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Jury qualifying begins

March 18, 2013

At Oconee General Sessions Court, jury qualification began in the State’s case against a 41-year old man. Assistant Solicitor Lindsey Simmons called the case against Dan Lavert Temple, charged with possession of a controlled substance second degree and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine third offense. Temple is represented by Attorney Delane Rosemond. According…

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