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Councilman changes tune about “CAT” buses

May 20, 2015

The Seneca area member of Oconee County Council concedes he has been a skeptic when it comes to the need to expand bus service to other parts of the county. But a ride on a “CAT” bus last week has convinced Paul Cain that the county should make a new effort to determine if there…

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Robber’s take recovered in woods behind bank

May 20, 2015

The man who robbed a bank near Seneca yesterday ran into the woods where the dye pack apparently exploded. And it was there that investigators found the money that the robber left behind. By early last night, Oconee sheriff’s officers were still looking for the man who held up Community First Bank at 123 and…

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Central accident takes teenager’s life

May 20, 2015

A 16-year old boy died in a car accident nearhis hometown of Central. Coroner Kandy Kelley said the accident that took the life of Matthew Christopher Robinson occurred at 3:20 yesterday afternoon on Brookbend Road. The highway patrol investigated the accident.

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Defendant guilty on lesser charge

May 19, 2015

An Oconee jury found a Westminster man guilty of the lesser included offense of petty larceny. Phil Kerry Hamby had gone to trial today, charged with grand larceny in the theft of pipe in the Earles Grove Community. Judge Scott Sprouse ordered Hamby to serve 30 days or pay a $500 dollar fine along with…

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Bank holdup UPDATE

May 19, 2015

A Sheriff’s spokesman says this afternoon’s bank robber near Seneca was dressed in a hat and a green shirt.  He left the Community First Bank on Sandifer Boulevard at Sheep Farm Road with an envelope containing cash money.  Sheriff’s officers are using tracking dogs to help find the robber.  Part of the search is concentrated…

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Former Bergen’s building changes hands

May 19, 2015

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that, in recent weeks, ownership has changed at a large and vacant downtown Seneca building. The corner building at the east end of Ramcat Alley that operated for many years as Bergen’s Department Store is now in the possession of Jason and Ramcat Alley businesswoman Mary Tannery, having been sold by…

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Judge charges jury in the General Sessions Court

May 19, 2015

Finals arguments were completed, and the judge began to instruct the Oconee jury this afternoon on the law that applies to the case. A Westminster man, Phil Kerry Hamby, took the witness stand in defense of the charge of grand larceny. Arrested September 12, Hamby is accused of stealing galvanized steel pipe belonging to Ralph…

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Coffee Road accident

May 19, 2015

The police say a Walhalla woman and her grandson were taken to the hospital for treatment after this morning’s accident on the Coffee Road. At the time, Lt. Aaron Alexander said, Maggie Brown was intending to drop off her grandson at the elementary school. The Brown car turned over on the road surface. Alexander said…

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Communications tower request near Seneca

May 19, 2015

A public hearing takes place next week on an application to build a 159-foot cell tower near Seneca. The Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a hearing for Faulk and Foster Real Estate of Charlotte, North Carolina, on behalf of the communications company Verizon. The proposed location is Semper Fi Drive, off the Return…

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Week of activities marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

May 19, 2015
Week of activities marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week

A luncheon last Thursday helped bring to a close a week of activities that marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Week in Oconee County. To a retirees’ appreciation luncheon, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw made remarks and Chief Deputy Kevin Davis read a proclamation by County Council recognizing Peace Officers Memorial Day. On Friday, flags were flown half-staff at…

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Calendar

  • May 17, 2015Stumphouse Mountain Church of God's Revival
  • May 22, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 23, 2015 3:00 pmCrossroads Baptist Church No. 2 Youth Fish Fry
  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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