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Awalt’s new adventure

December 27, 2012

Dean Awalt is in his final day as a Seneca police officer. Tomorrow he takes over as the new chief of the Westminster department. Awalt leaves behind a corporal’s position in Seneca. John Covington, Seneca chief, says he’ll be advertising to fill Awalt’s vacancy.

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Year in Review on the way

December 27, 2012

The year 2012 in Oconee County would be highlighted by what was, for modern times, an unprecedented free-for-all for the office of county sheriff. And, sadly, it would a year known in Oconee for carnage on the highways, as drivers lost their lives at a rate of nearly two a month. All the highs, the…

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Wanted man leads officers on chase

December 27, 2012

Authorities in two states are on the lookout for a 29-year old man who they say led them on a high-speed chase Christmas night. According to Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia it began about 7 p-m with a call about an erratic driver in a Chrysler 350 and a case of road rage.…

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Snowbirds have stories to tell

December 27, 2012

Among those spending Christmas week with loved ones in Oconee County are snowbirds. And they have winter weather stories to tell. An Arkansas woman says she left behind five inches of snow in her hometown of Little Rock. An Indiana woman says she managed to avoid eight inches of the white stuff where she lives…

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Traffic-related death in Walhalla

December 27, 2012

A pickup truck hit a utility pole at a Walhalla intersection, and the coroner says the driver suffered cardiac arrest at the accident scene. Coroner Karl Addis says Will Kelley, 82 years old, died in the emergency department at the hospital, about 45 minutes after the accident. Kelley listed two addresses: the Whetstone Road in…

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Headed back to D.C.

December 26, 2012

SC Third District Representative Jeff Duncan is due back tomorrow in Washington, along with his other colleagues, as the day draws nearer for the potential for government to fall off the fiscal cliff. A spokesman for the Laurens Republican said early this afternoon Duncan’s office is, as yet, unaware whether any of the plans discussed…

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Store manager chases suspected thief

December 26, 2012

A car chase by a Seneca store manager this morning of a larceny suspect enabled the city police and county sheriff’s officers to capture a suspect, as he apparently was about to try to fence the stolen goods. Capt. Tommy Williams of the Seneca Police Department says Timothy Alan Holbert, 42, of Stadium Drive, Westminster…

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Old topic renewed at meeting

December 26, 2012

The Walhalla mayor says a meeting last week was “very helpful” toward a long-talked about project for burying electric power lines. Mayor Danny Edwards says he took from the meeting a preference on the part of Duke Energy to bury in the ground all electric lines that now run along a four-block area of Main…

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KOBA: This year and beyond

December 26, 2012

The anti-litter Oconee County organization Keep Oconee Beautiful is looking back at the year, as well as the potential for accomplishment in 2013. In 2012, KOBA kept its reputation as an organization promoting a positive quality of life in Oconee County. As a recipient of the President’s Circle, Keep America Beautiful celebrated KOBA as an…

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Dry years closes wet

December 26, 2012

A dry year is closing in a wet way. Walhalla’s official weather observer is reporting two and a quarter inches of rain overnight. Add to that two-thirds of an inch measured by Barbara Wilson on Christmas Eve and you have an impressive two periods of rainfall.

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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