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Businessman charged in drowning death

July 23, 2013

South Carolina DNR officials have confirmed they’ve charged a business owner with providing improper equipment to a Clemson student who drowned in March on Lake Jocassee. According to the DNR, Anlin Wang of Central was given a life jacket of the wrong size. The charge of providing improper equipment levied against Charlie Michael, owner of…

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123-130 re-make ahead!

July 22, 2013

Federal aid is being applied to Seneca’s 123-130 and, if all goes well, the remake of that busy intersection will start early next year. South Carolina DOT officials confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today that re-surfacing of 123, from the Old Salem Road to Lindsay Road, is the highest rated Oconee County project in the state’s…

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Picnic to celebrate conservation feat

July 22, 2013

A picnic to remember a major conservation accomplishment in Oconee County takes place this year Saturday, August 3 at the Stumphouse Tunnel Park. And conservationist J-Harold Thomas invites everyone to bring a picnic lunch that day to celebrate a feat which seemed impossible six years ago. That’s when conservationists and others raised millions of dollars…

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Missing teenager found safe

July 22, 2013

A teenager, missing on Lake Hartwell since last night, was found safe today on a boat dock in the Carter’s Ferry area on the Georgia side. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reported fifteen-year old Noah Day of Piedmont went missing last night near Sadler Creek State Park on the U-S 29 side in South Carolina. And…

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The police make drug cases

July 22, 2013

The police in Seneca made weekend drug cases—two of them yesterday and one late Friday night. Two persons were arrested on multiple charges. One person was being sought. The police indicate that the driver and passenger in a sedan are facing the likelihood of manufacturing methamphetamine charges as the result of the Sunday afternoon radar…

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Job fair and training expo

July 22, 2013

On the heels of an increase in the Oconee jobless rate, plans are in now in place for an area job fair and training expo. It’ll be held August 13 at the Industrial and Business Development Center at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton. From 9 a-m to noon that Tuesday morning, those seeking work are…

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Buddin: Outstanding Young Banker

July 22, 2013
Buddin:  Outstanding Young Banker

Blue Ridge Bank’s Glenn Buddin Jr. has been chosen Outstanding Young Banker for 2013-14 by the South Carolina Bankers Association. The highest honor in the state’s banking industry has been presented to a deserving banker each year since 1970. He is 35 years old. In 2008, Buddin became one of the few bankers in the…

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“Killing Season” debut anticipated

July 22, 2013

Anticipation builds for the release of a Hollywood movie—much of which was filmed in nearby Rabun County, Georgia. And among those curious to see how “Killing Season” came out is Pete Cleavland, director of Rabun County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cleavland was present for several scenes. By seeing a preview, Cleavland says he can tell…

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Gressette was former CU board chairman

July 22, 2013

The Clemson University community mourns the death of Lawrence Marion Gressette Jr., an emeritus trustee from Columbia. Gressette in 1995 became the 13th chairman of the board. His death prompted David Wilkins, the current chairman, to open Friday’s meeting with the death announcement. The board observed a moment of silent prayer.

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Youngsters perish in Pickens County fire

July 22, 2013

The coroner in Pickens County reports two children dead in a Sunday morning home fire at Easley. Coroner Kandy Kelley says the deaths of four-year old Devin Dewayne Graham and seven-year old Timothy Lee Graham occurred at 4:35 a-m yesterday at 145 Daisy Lane. The deaths are being investigated by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.…

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