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Six prescribed burns in 2013

April 23, 2013

An especially wet winter and spring this year curtailed the usual number of prescribed burns on U-S forest land in Oconee County. In 2013, one half dozen burns were conducted, including the sixth and final one Monday near Salem. Mike Crane, District Ranger, said, “We usually hope to burn more than that (4,000-5,000 acres) each…

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Children Stay Safe Week

April 23, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office joins in this week in the recognition of SC Internet Crimes Against Children “Stay Safe Online” week. Governor Haley issued a proclamation that states more than 375 arrests and 246 convictions have resulted from the work of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has been a part…

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School phones out!

April 23, 2013

Some kind of problem has interrupted telephone service to all Oconee public schools and the district offices. At this point, Superintendent Mike Lucas says, emails seem to be working OK. But if it is a phone message you wish to make to the schools, be patient, at least for the time being.

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OSB road show tomorrow and Thursday

April 23, 2013

Oconee school trustees this week are going to try to keep up with the Jones’s when it comes to what’s fair and feasible for athletic facility expenses, as part of the plans for the new Walhalla High School. Chairman Andy Inabinet and other members of the board plan two days of visits to Seneca and…

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Pickens and Anderson prison sentences

April 23, 2013

Judges have sent defendants to prison for multiple-year terms in both Pickens and Anderson counties. The office of 13th Circuit Solicitor, Walter Wilkins, announced a 23-year prison term was handed down to 25-year old Ricky Lee Smith of Norris for first degree burglary at seven Pickens County homes. In three of those instances, victims were…

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OC robotics team to compete nationally

April 23, 2013

The National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Maryland announced today that 16 4-H robotics teams, including one from Oconee County, have advanced to the national championship. The Oconee County 4-H First Noble Team (Team 4452 from Seneca) and the others are set to compete Thursday through Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis,…

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Graham decries Obama decision

April 23, 2013

South Carolina’s senior U-S senator has decried the decision of the Obama administration against classifying the surviving Boston bombing suspect an enemy combatant. And Lindsey Graham so said during a Washington news conference, excerpts of which are being carried today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.

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Chief fundraiser to depart

April 23, 2013

When Debbie Dubose became director of the Oconee Medical Center Foundation 15 years ago, she told OMC President/CEO Jeanne Ward she would take the job for no longer than 15 years. And Dubose stayed true to her word. She’s resigning in August and plans to open a business with her husband, Bobby. Through the years,…

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First tests show no problems

April 23, 2013

Initial tests to check the quality of West Union’s water turned up no problems, according to the mayor. But Linda Oliver says an independent company will conduct a second sampling. After the discovery of a broken main Friday behind the Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the town went to a 24-hour boil water advisory that expired…

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LEC opens doors to “some of the best”

April 23, 2013

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office welcomed some of the best high school students from Oconee County to the Law Enforcement Center for a criminal justice session. The students, members of Junior Leadership Oconee, visited many of the offices and facilities, including the Emergency Operations Center, the 9-1-1 Center and the Oconee Detention Center. The students heard…

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