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Private info hacked

October 27, 2012

The S.C. Department of Revenue has announced that about 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack. Of the credit cards, the vast majority are protected by strong encryption deemed sufficient under the demanding credit card industry standards to protect the data and cardholders.…

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Arrest made in townhome burglary

October 26, 2012

About one week after the crime, the police in Seneca have made an arrest in an incident in which a multi-level town home was burglarized on E. Perkins Creek Road. The man arrested, 41-year old David Barrett Temple, is accused of burglary first degree and grand larceny of a value between two and ten thousand…

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Underwood catches “CAT” fever

October 26, 2012

A Walhalla city councilman is emboldened about the possibilities of the city and surrounding area acquiring bus passenger service, but he says the public’s help is needed to make it “CAT” a reality. David Underwood attended a meeting about an updated bus study that is being prepared for the Oconee County Council. Underwood says it’s…

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Car-motorcycle wreck in SC 28

October 26, 2012

A medical helicopter transported a 59-year old man after his motorcycle collided with a car on S.C. 28 in Oconee County, three miles west of Walhalla. Yesterday morning’s accident occurred at 10:05. According to Trooper Billy Elder of the highway patrol, motorcyclist Fredryk Turak of Markham, Illinois was flown to a Greenville hospital after his…

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18-wheeler hits guardrail

October 26, 2012

At a curve on U-S 76, a large truck hit a guardrail. No one was hurt in yesterday morning’s accident near Brasstown Road, but the impact severed a side gasoline tank. Chief Bobby Williams of Oconee HAZMAT says 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, requiring a clean up by a commercial contractor. .

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Drug case made in southern Oconee

October 26, 2012

A broken tail light was only the start of trouble for a 29-year old Seneca area man. It eventually led Oconee sheriff’s officers to place drug charges against Brandon Wayne Arnold of the Friendship Community. Late on the night of October 16 at Townville, officers on extra patrol  spotted a vehicle whose tail light illuminated…

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Walhalla mobile home approved

October 26, 2012

An exception will be made to permit a mobile home on Walhalla’s North Johnson Street. After a hearing yesterday, the board of zoning appeals voted 4 t 0 to permit Joyce Belmore to place a mobile home on Lot 6 on N. Johnson.  

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10-year term for child porn

October 26, 2012

A 44-year old Pickens County man is being sent to federal prison for 10 years for child pornography. The government announced the sentence handed up by Judge Tim Cain to Jackie Dean Barnes of Easley. Here’s the announcement from U-S Attorney Bill Nettles: “Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on October…

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Oconee’s 2012 campaign winds down

October 26, 2012

Competing with the World Series and a televised Clemson game made for a small audience at last night’s League of Women Voters’ forum in Seneca. However, Oconee political observers are telling 96.3/WGOG NEWS that attendance at this fall’s forums has dropped, and they’ve failed to duplicate the drama that last spring’s forums featured when James…

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Backhoe rodeo winners

October 26, 2012

A city of Clemson employee, David Chastain, won first place yesterday in the Larry Brooks Memorial Backhoe Rodeo. Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority employee Johnny Ellenburg placed second. Doug Sterling of Seneca Light and Water finished third. The tournament, held at the Kellett complex in Seneca, was named for Larry Brooks, a Seneca Light and…

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