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Bridge repairs delayed by rain

March 5, 2013

A South Carolina DOT official says this winter’s frequent rainfall has delayed the finish of repairs to a bridge that feeds traffic to Central’s Wal-Mart store. The DOT’s Jason Allison told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that, in spite of the delays faced by the contractor, repairs to 18 Mile Creek Bridge in Pickens County should be completed…

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Campus police make copper theft case

March 5, 2013

A 46-year old Walhalla man was arrested Saturday and charged with the theft of copper from Clemson University property in Oconee County. According to the university, James L. Chastain was charged by campus police with committing injury to real property, or fixtures or improvements to obtain nonferrous metals, damage of $5 thousand or more. Chastain…

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Four detained in Seneca

March 5, 2013

The police in Seneca report four people detained as part of the investigation into the discovery of a methamphetamine lab inside two rooms at a By-Pass 123 motel. According to Chief John Covington, suspicious activity led the police yesterday morning to the Town ‘n Country Motel. A meth lab cleanup crew was summoned from Columbia,…

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Meth lab found at motel

March 4, 2013

At this hour, the police in Seneca are involved in what their chief calls an active and in-progress investigation of a meth lab at the Town ‘n Country Motel on By-Pass 123. Chief John Covington said, “At this point, officers are still on scene with several individuals detained.” The city police are awaiting the arrival…

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Oconeeans to present at state conference

March 4, 2013

Two Oconee County officials will be presenters during this week’s conference in Myrtle Beach of the South Carolina Emergency Management Association. Wayne Garland, paramedic, and Lisa Simmering, Oconee GIS analyst, will present “A Special Needs Success” during a break out session tomorrow morning.  

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Second arrest made

March 4, 2013

The police in Seneca have announced a second arrest in the investigation of the theft of a moped. The moped was reported stolen in June last year from a carport on Mountain View Drive. The theft of the moped originally led city police to the Westminster area. A second arrest was made in the case…

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Arrest made on Davis Mill Road

March 4, 2013

A driver found slumped over a vehicle stopped in the middle of a road near Seneca led the Oconee Sheriff’s Department to file charges alleging drug and gun violations. Law enforcement reports reveal Richard Estee Nicholson was discovered around 5:30 Saturday morning inside a vehicle stopped on the Davis Creek Road at Ravenel Elementary School.…

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Oconee Forever event

March 4, 2013

Plans are falling in place for the second annual Oconee Forever rally to be held this year at Calyx Farms, n. highway 11. According to Oconee Forever supporter Shea Airey, the day of Saturday, May 18 is being formatted in a way to allow those interested to take part in the barbecue and bluegrass or…

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Agenda set for Conservation Bank Board

March 4, 2013

Oconee’s Conservation Bank Board will continue its formative steps during a meeting at 9 o’clock Thursday morning  in County Council Chambers in Walhalla, and the public may attend. So far, it’s a board without funding, and Chairman Shea Airey says that’s a matter to be discussed. Airey will announce Glenn Buddin as one of the…

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Public invited for jail meeting

March 4, 2013

All Walhallans are invited to this month to a meeting, at which Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will address his plan to build the replacement jail at an alternate location. The meeting takes place 7:30 Tuesday night, March 12 at the Walhalla Depot. An aerial drawing will also be displayed to depict how the new detention…

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