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Fire displaces family of six

March 9, 2013

A late afternoon fire yesterday near Westminster displaced a family of three adults and three children, according to Fire Chief Chris Smith. The fire heavily damaged a two-story home near the Horseshoe Bridge Road, on Blue Valley Road. Smith no one was hurt in the accident. Although the cause of yesterday’s fire remains unknown this…

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SC 24 roadway blocked

March 9, 2013

State troopers report an accident has left a section of highway 24 at Shady Lanes Circle blocked to traffic. That accident, at 4:24 this afternoon, resulted in personal injuries. No other details available.

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Apparent sinkhole in Millbrook

March 9, 2013

A section of county roadway in a home development between Seneca and Clemson has been closed to traffic this afternoon upon the discovery of the makings of a sinkhole. In Millbrook subdivision, on W. Camelia Lane, there is a small sized hole in the asphalt roadway, about half-way down from Millbrook Way. Corinth-Shiloh fire fighters…

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Emergency training drill tomorrow near Seneca

March 8, 2013

Here’s a what-if scenario for which personnel from Oconee Emergency Services will train tomorrow morning near Seneca. The make-believe scenario will be an industrial chemical release, and emergency workers will respond to the corner of Shiloh Road and Goddard Avenue. Between 7 a-m and the noon hour, those in that area should expect to see…

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Seneca meeting agenda set

March 8, 2013

  At their meeting next week, the Seneca mayor and the council members hear their administrator, Greg Dietterick, update all proposed projects. The agenda includes an agreement between South Carolina D-HEC and the city’s Shaver gymnasium. Seneca’s outside auditor, Mike Stancil, is scheduled to give a report on the city audit. The March meeting of…

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Defense lawyer discloses new strategy

March 8, 2013

James Bartee’s defense lawyer says normally he won’t attempt to try a case in the press. But Jake Moore says he’s making an exception when it comes to defending Bartee, a former Oconee Sheriff’s candidate, from the criminal allegation of solicitation to commit a felony. And the reason, he says, is widespread attention created by…

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Moulder accepts VOSO invitation

March 8, 2013

An audience of southern Oconeeans has already heard how the county’s new sheriff will approach law enforcement in their part of the county. Now they’ll get to hear about a major change headed southern Oconee way in the form of the first piped sewer there. Voice of Southern Oconee representatives are announcing a public meeting…

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Accident on SC 11 north of West Union

March 8, 2013

A caller to 96.3/WGOG has described what appears to have been a serious accident this morning on the highway in front of where the new Walhalla High is to be built. State troopers report the roadway is blocked at highway 11 and the Austin Edwards Road. No other details immediately available.

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New Sheriff’s vision and mission statement

March 8, 2013

Oconee’s new Sheriff, Mike Crenshaw, is out with a new vision and mission statement which he’s requiring all of his employees to follow. The mission statement reads: “The men and women of the Sheriff’s Office are committed to making Oconee County a safer place to live, work, and play. All members of our agency will…

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Bear cubs left in box

March 8, 2013

Three bear cubs found abandoned in Oconee County shortly after birth are receiving medical help elsewhere. The cubs, found inside a box left last week at the Long Creek Volunteer Fire Station, appear to be no more than four weeks old, according to a South Carolina wildlife biologist. Richard Morton, the biologist, says two of…

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