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SPD presses burglary charge

November 19, 2012

The police at Seneca have filed charges in an eight-month investigation of a home burglary. City officers drove yesterday to Stephens County, Georgia and picked up Jonathan Allen Finney and charged the 31-year old Townville resident with burglary second degree and petty larceny. According to Captain Jeremy Rothell, Major of Operations, Finney is charged with…

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OC to seek lawsuit dismissal

November 19, 2012

Legal counsel for Oconee County will enter a courtroom next month in Walhalla to seek the dismissal of a lawsuit over an accident involving a small plane and a deer two and a half years ago at the Oconee Regional Airport. ┬áThe county is the moving party in a dismissal motion to be heard Tuesday,…

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Breast cancer survivors make donation

November 19, 2012

A group of breast cancer survivors at Keowee Key recently held a fundraiser walk and auction. The result is a donation of $3,600 to the Breast Care Center at Oconee Medical Center According to Chris Cox, an organizer, “Our mission is to pay it forward with Breast Cancer and help other women going through the…

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Vacant land up for rezoning

November 19, 2012
Vacant land up for rezoning

This land off By-Pass 123 in Seneca bordering Lake Keowee is the subject of a rezoning hearing at 6 tonight at City Hall. The owners hope to building town homes on nearly two acres.

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Ken Sloan carries the message

November 19, 2012

Not long after he bought all the special editions of National Geographic he could find, Ken Sloan carried a couple of copies to the man in charge of South Carolina tourism. Ken Sloan of Mountain Lakes CVB wanted to be sure that Duane Parrish at the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism knew that…

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Greer solider killed

November 19, 2012

A soldier from Greer was one of two U-S Army casualties November 16 in the Afghanistan province of Paktika. Channing Hicks was 24 years old and died of injuries when the enemy attacked his unit with an I-E-D and small arms fire. Hicks was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat…

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Easley bank takes over closed Georgia bank

November 19, 2012

Hometown Community Bank of Braselton, Georgia has been closed by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, which appointed the FDIC as receiver. To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement with Easley, South Carolina’s Certus Bank to assume all deposits of Hometown Community Bank. According to the announcement by…

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Visitor centers to close for winter

November 19, 2012

The Army Corps of Engineers begins seasonal weekend closings at the visitors centers at Hartwell Dam and Lake and Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake November 24-February 24. The visitors centers remain open during normal business hours 8 a-m to 4:30 p-m Monday through Friday. All visitor centers are closed on federal holidays. The weekend…

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Accident details from SCHP

November 16, 2012

Three Georgia motorists were part of a multiple-vehicle accident before sun-up this morning in South Carolina. The crash took the life of Guy Arvid Nelson, a 60-year old resident of Oconee County’s Foxwood Hills development on Lake Hartwell. A statement from the SC Highway Patrol said the accident at 6:40 this morning on S.C. 11,…

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Former school building on the ground

November 16, 2012

The building that served as a small Oconee town’s public school is no more. West Union Mayor Linda Oliver said the contractor hired by the town finished demolishing the dilapidated brick building shortly before 1:30 p-m Friday. A group that tried to save the building for preservation and new use plans to put up an…

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