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Fatal fire across state line

November 14, 2012

A late night fire killed one person Monday night in Stephens County, Georgia. WNEG in Toccoa reports the fire marshal there is attempting to determine what caused the fire on 123 in the vicinity of Osborne Wood Products. Oconee County’s Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department was among several responding fire departments.

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“We’re pushing ahead”

November 14, 2012

In spite of changes at midstream, Pioneer Rural Water district is pushing ahead with plans to build its first treatment plant, using a substitute Lake Hartwell location for its raw water intake line. According to its consultants, the district is pursuing a location inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park for its plant and a Durham…

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Ponzi schemer cuffed and headed to prison

November 14, 2012

A 65-year old Easley man has been sentenced to almost 20 years in federal prison for his involvement in a silver Ponzi scheme. The judge also ordered Ronnie Gene Wilson to pay $57 million in restitution to the 798 victims of the fraud. According to the U-S Attorney’s Office, a Ponzi scheme, in general, is…

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Seneca to remain home for Dietterick

November 14, 2012
Seneca to remain home for Dietterick

After a closed session, Seneca City Council voted last night to add two more years to the contract of its long-time administrator, Greg Dietterick. Mayor Dan Alexander says Dietterick had three years left on his contract. He’s now being extended an additional two years. After last night’s meeting, Alexander told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that further negotiations…

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Arson caused fires

November 14, 2012

Investigators say they have determined arson as the cause of the fires yesterday morning on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. According to county fire chief Charlie King, investigators for Oconee Emergency Services and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department are working leads to determine who set the fires. Anyone with information about the case or anyone who…

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Special election winner

November 14, 2012

At Salem, Russell Patterson out tallied Ray Cameron 36-6 to be the unofficial winner of yesterday’s special election to fill a vacancy on the town council. The seat opened when Tony Moore resigned and moved to Michigan.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Comes to Asheville

November 13, 2012

The U-S Capitol Christmas Tree is coming to Asheville, North Carolina and will be displayed Wednesday, November 21 from 1:30 p-m to 4:30 p-m at the Asheville Mall. Traveling on the back of a large truck, the tree is making an Asheville stop as it makes it way across country from Colorado. The Engelman Spruce…

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Jocassee Gorges spotlighted

November 13, 2012
Jocassee Gorges spotlighted

The current issue of National Geographic includes the Jocassee Gorges as one of the world’s 50 “last great places.” Ken Sloan, the executive director of Mountain Lakes CVB, says he had no idea the magazine was going to include the Blue Ridge foothills property as a great destination place but, in his opinion, it’s going…

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Walhalla receives improved ISO ratings

November 13, 2012

Walhalla Fire Department is alerting home insurance policyholders of improved ISO ratings received by the city. According to Chief Doug Kelley, it sets the stage for a break to the homeowners in the cost of their policies. Inside the corporate limits, the Insured Services Office rating fell from a 4/9 to a 3/9 which means,…

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Most schools hold line or improve

November 13, 2012
Most schools hold line or improve

Oconee County public schools are receiving their latest report cards, as part of an era of increasing accountability. And Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, predicts that his employers, the county school trustees, will like what they see from the state Department of Education and the state Education Oversight Committee. Most county schools maintained or improved…

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