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Four suspects in Seneca holdup

May 23, 2013

The police in Seneca say they have four people in custody in their investigation of a late night armed robbery at the Marathon gas station/ convenience store on the 123 By-Pass. Chief John Covington says he expects to identify the suspects and detail the charges later today. A gunman, wearing a mask, entered Marathon at…

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Grace Moxley wins Dorothy Friend Scholarship

May 23, 2013

A Walhalla senior with plans to enroll at the College of Charleston has won this year’s scholarship named for one of the co-founders of WGOG Radio. Josh Young, Walhalla High principal, has announced Grace Moxley as the recipient of the 2013 Dorothy Friend Scholarship. Friend was a graduate of the Journalism School at the University…

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Ann Rogers recognized by Governor Haley

May 23, 2013
Ann Rogers recognized by Governor Haley

A long-time volunteer with the Oconee Public Library, Ann Rogers, received a S.C. Governor’s Volunteer Award last week for her work with the South Carolina Room at the Walhalla Library. Rogers previously won the Sarah Mills Norton Award for Volunteer Service at the Oconee Library’s Volunteer Week dinner. The latest award was presented by Governor…

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Columbia man arrested after Westminster accidents

May 23, 2013

A 49-year old Columbia man has been jailed in Oconee County after what the police say were two traffic accidents last night in Westminster. Chief Dean Awalt said the first accident occurred when a vehicle struck a parked vehicle on Butler Street and then a pedestrian nearby. The Oconee Detention Center booking report lists five…

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Mayor and council headed out of state!

May 23, 2013

Clemson has called off its city council meeting scheduled Monday, June 3. Council members plan to be in Buffalo, New York for an International Town and Gown Conference. The association offers a network of resources to help civic leaders, university officials, faculty, neighborhood residents and students collaborate in ways to better life for all.

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Graham and 98 other senators “have Israel’s back”

May 23, 2013

The U-S Senate in a vote 99-0 vote passed a resolution to support Israel, in the face of what’s perceived as a nuclear threat by Israel’s Mideast neighbor Iran. And Senator Lindsey Graham, on the Senate floor, says the action is a bi-partisan agreement—rare for these times of politics. Excerpts of Graham’s comments are being…

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The roar of a train to a library setting

May 23, 2013

Does the rumble of a passing train destroy needed concentration to read a good book or complete a computer process at Seneca’s public library? Depends who you talk to? County Councilman Paul Corbeil yesterday raised a concern about the library board’s preferred location for a new Seneca library because the 4.3 acres border Norfolk-Southern Railroad…

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K-T re-licensing open house draws large crowd

May 23, 2013

An open house for the project to re-license Duke Energy’s Keowee-Toxaway project drew a large crowd as the time draws nearer for a stakeholders’ team to sign an agreement in principle. Eventually, the process leads to a formal application by Duke Energy for a new, 40-year license from the federal government. One stakeholder, Bob Swank…

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Murder defendant’s death

May 23, 2013

Members of the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office have confirmed the death of Oconee County murder defendant Nicholas Bonelli. They say word was received earlier this week of the death of Bonelli, the elderly man arrested and charged with the murders of two women. The cases were moved removed from the General Sessions Court in April…

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Autopsy results awaited

May 22, 2013

The State Department of Corrections awaits autopsy results this afternoon in the death of a former Oconeean on death row. Kenneth Justus was 44 years old, according to DOC spokesman Clark Newsom. And it’s routine, Newsom said, to involve the state police and medical professionals any time a prisoner dies. Originally, Justus was sent to…

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