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Midnight hour traffic stop leads to arrests

November 12, 2012

A midnight hour weekend traffic stop in Westminster led to drug and stolen vehicle charges against the driver and his passenger. Alerted just after midnight Sunday by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department to a possible drunk driver, Westminster officers Ashe and Hopkins stopped an F-350 pickup truck in the parking lot of a convenience store. According…

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Unit 1 refueling

November 12, 2012

One of Oconee’s three nuclear reactors remains in a refueling stage, but a Duke Energy spokeswoman says other plants are making up for the loss in electric power generation. Duke’s Sandra Magee says the current Unit One refueling is another in a regularly scheduled series of refuelings. To ensure the job is done, Duke has…

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Court opens in the morning

November 12, 2012

After today’s Veterans Day holiday, a four-day term of Oconee General Sessions Court begins tomorrow morning at the courthouse in Walhalla. Atop the prosecutors’ trial list is the case of Bryan A. Powell. The 34-year old man is charged with resisting arrest and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Presiding judge will be the Hon.…

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Saturday night home fire in Seneca

November 12, 2012

Fire heavily damaged a home late Saturday night in the city’s Northside Community. At the the time, according to Capt. Walter Lee of the Seneca Fire Department, no one was home at 320 Mill Road and its cause remains under investigation. Mill Road is a connector road between the Old Salem Highway and S.C. 130/the…

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Protect identity from fraud and abuse

November 12, 2012

State Senator Thomas Alexander continues to spread word on what South Carolinians can do to protect them from the cyber attack. If you are an individual who filed a S.C. tax return since 1998 you are potentially a victim of cyber identity theft. To protect taxpayers, the state is providing one year of free credit…

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Barn fire Saturday

November 12, 2012

Fire destroyed a barn Saturday afternoon near Westminster. The fire occurred on the Greenfield Road inside the service territory of the Oakway Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Tracy Sanders said the barn contained hay, a motor vehicle, and miscellaneous items. According to Sanders, the cause of the fire was being investigated as late as yesterday morning.

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KY quake felt at Salem

November 12, 2012

Saturday’s 4.3 magnitude earthquake  may have been centered in Kentucky but it was felt as far south as Salem, South Carolina. 96.3/WGOG spoke with a Salem resident on Saturday. She reported pots and dishes in her home rattled, but no damage resulted. At least seven other states reported rattling from the quake 10 miles west…

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Prescribed burn near Cashiers

November 12, 2012

A 510-acre prescribed burn is planned this fall near Cashiers, North Carolina. Southeast of Cashiers and east of Silver Run Falls, the burn is planned by the U-S Forest Service and the NC Forest Service on private land. It’s one of four prescribed burns scheduled this fall in the Nantahala National Forest, with the others…

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Purple Heart marker dedicated

November 10, 2012
Purple Heart marker dedicated

 Oconee County now has something new, besides an annual breakfast, to remember and pay tribute to its Purple Heart military veterans. In the midst of Veterans Day weekend, a large crowd gathered on Walhalla’s Main Street in front of Veterans Park for the dedication and unveiling of the Military Order of Purple Heart Chapter 748…

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Repair plans for 18 Mike Creek Bridge

November 10, 2012

The S.C. Department of Transportation has started emergency procurement of contractor services to make the needed repairs to the Pickens County bridge crossing Eighteen Mile Creek on Secondary 18. Secretary of Transportation Robert St. Onje Jr. gave the authorization so that the road can be reopened to traffic as quickly as possible. “This road carries…

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