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SHS student of integrity

November 14, 2012

A Seneca High student is one of six winners of the 2012 Student of Integrity Awards from the Better Business Bureau of the Upstate. Seneca’s Noah Kent Wigington and the other winners were recognized last Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville and each will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited college or…

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All’s well that ends well

November 14, 2012

On the day the demolition of the former West Union school is likely to begin, there is a degree of relief felt by those who tried to save the old building from the wrecking ball. Martha Moore says she and other members of the former West Union School Preservation Association succeeded last night in getting…

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“This is not fair”

November 14, 2012

A Seneca wrecker service operator says the city’s policies covering which wrecker service may tow vehicles involved in accidents is unfair to him and forces his company to rely on out of town business. Bobby Cartee, who spoke during the public comment period at last night’s city council meeting, says he’s a third generation member…

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Chief Deputy announcement hours away

November 14, 2012

Mike Crenshaw, Oconee’s Sheriff-elect, is planning to make the announcement on who will be second-in-command during his administration. And that announcement could be just hours away today. Crenshaw told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that his chief deputy will be a member of the current Oconee Sheriff’s Department. Meantime, Crenshaw is making use of a conference room at…

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Blue Ridge’s rating

November 14, 2012

An error appeared in yesterday’s announcement on how how Oconee public schools fared in the Education Oversight Committee’s report card. It was reported that Blue Ridge Elementary School had attained an excellent rating in the category governing achievement measures for the 2012 school year. The correct rating for that Seneca school is average, meaning that…

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Workers file suit

November 14, 2012

Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tenneco, the largest employer in Hart County in northeast Georgia. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports the workers, two of whom live in South Carolina, claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium. The chemical is described as caustic and dangerous…

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Fatal fire across state line

November 14, 2012

A late night fire killed one person Monday night in Stephens County, Georgia. WNEG in Toccoa reports the fire marshal there is attempting to determine what caused the fire on 123 in the vicinity of Osborne Wood Products. Oconee County’s Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department was among several responding fire departments.

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“We’re pushing ahead”

November 14, 2012

In spite of changes at midstream, Pioneer Rural Water district is pushing ahead with plans to build its first treatment plant, using a substitute Lake Hartwell location for its raw water intake line. According to its consultants, the district is pursuing a location inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park for its plant and a Durham…

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Ponzi schemer cuffed and headed to prison

November 14, 2012

A 65-year old Easley man has been sentenced to almost 20 years in federal prison for his involvement in a silver Ponzi scheme. The judge also ordered Ronnie Gene Wilson to pay $57 million in restitution to the 798 victims of the fraud. According to the U-S Attorney’s Office, a Ponzi scheme, in general, is…

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Seneca to remain home for Dietterick

November 14, 2012
Seneca to remain home for Dietterick

After a closed session, Seneca City Council voted last night to add two more years to the contract of its long-time administrator, Greg Dietterick. Mayor Dan Alexander says Dietterick had three years left on his contract. He’s now being extended an additional two years. After last night’s meeting, Alexander told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that further negotiations…

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