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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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Changes affects Mountain Rest P-O

March 18, 2013
Changes affects Mountain Rest P-O

The post office in the small Oconee mountain hamlet of Mountain Rest is affected by recent changes made by the U-S Postal Service.

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Lake Leroy: one of Mountain Rest’s jewels

March 18, 2013
Lake Leroy:  one of Mountain Rest’s jewels

This inviting scene yesterday morning at Lake Leroy in the heart of Mountain was captured by a 96.3/WGOG snapshot.

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First Bellfest succeeds

March 18, 2013

An estimated 400 people took part in the first event by Friends of Jocassee. Saturday’s fundraiser raised more than $2 thousand for Devil’s Fork State Park, according to Brooks Wade of Jocassee Lake Tours. Wade says Friends of Jocassee is a group dedicated not only to support the state park, but to protect and preserve…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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