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Townville hunter fined in Canada

December 13, 2012

A hunter from Townville pleaded guilty to four charges under Canada’s Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulations. According to an announcement by the provincial government, David Hamby was fined $7,139 after being convicted of two counts of unlawfully purchasing a Canadian resident deer license, unlawfully using another person’s license and unlawfully exporting wildlife without an export…

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Quarry sustains jawbreak

December 12, 2012

The break down of the jaw crusher at the Rock Quarry forced Oconee County to rent a hydraulic crane to remove the disabled machinery, to allow the county to transport for repairs in the Atlanta area. The emergency repair bill of $73 thousand is being forwarded to next week’s County Council meeting. The inoperable jaw…

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Re-elected councilmen to take the oath

December 12, 2012

The public is invited for an oath of office ceremony 5 p-m Tuesday, January 8 at Oconee County Council Chambers in Walhalla. Three re-elected councilmen–Wayne McCall, Joel Thrift, and Reg Dexter–are to take the oath for their second, 4-year terms. Administering the oath will be Probate Judge Kenny Johns.

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Drug raid on Seneca’s E. Main

December 12, 2012

The Seneca police say they carried a search warrant on a drug raid during the 9 o’clock hour last night to 733 E. Main Street. That raid, according to Chief John Covington, resulted in four arrests and the confiscation of marijuana, methamphetamine, drug pipes, digital scales, and a handgun. A resident of the address and…

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Attempted murder charge filed

December 12, 2012

A 33-year old Oconee County man has been jailed in Walhalla, charged with attempted murder, the result of an incident early yesterday morning at a home near Westminster. Law enforcement reports identify the man charged as Jim Savage of Savage Lane, Seneca. A sheriff’s officer, responding to an address on Holbrooks Circle, Westminster, quoted the…

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Meeting ends without vote

December 12, 2012

State authorities apparently will wait another month before taking a vote on the Sanctuary Pointe project in Oconee County. A spokeswoman for the State Budget and Control Board says the Columbia meeting adjourned this morning, before the item of business involving a proposed sublease between the state PRT and Sanctuary Pointe LLC. The spokeswoman said…

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Walhalla’s holiday sanitation schedule

December 12, 2012

City of Walhalla trucks will make regular trash pickups on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24. But a new Christmas week pickup date has been set for Walhalla sanitation customers who normally see their trash picked up on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Instead of Tuesday, December 25 and Wednesday, December 26, trash will be picked up Thursday,…

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Auditor discovers WU water loss

December 12, 2012

The auditor for the town of West Union has detected a major loss of water, and the mayor says it equates to hundreds of gallons a month worth thousands of dollars a year. Auditor Dave Suttles provided Mayor Linda Oliver and the town council last night with his discovery, as part of his report on…

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Anticipating the fiscal cliff

December 12, 2012

If the leadership of Oconee schools wagered, their bet would be on a solution before the federal government’s financial condition falls from the cliff, forcing major funding cuts. Near the end of this week’s meeting Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent of education, led the trustees in a discussion of what-if. If the fiscal cliff can’t be…

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Pre-filed legislation

December 12, 2012

Oconee County’s two resident members of the State House of Representatives have pre-filed a pair of bills to be considered during the 2013 legislative session, which begins next month. District Two’s Bill Sandifer seeks to amend a law, to allow for “Brianna’s Law.” If approved, the amendment would increase to life without parole or death,…

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