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The potential for a dam failure

December 10, 2012

In the view of Ben Turetsky, executive director of “FOLKS,” the potential for Duke Energy’s Jocassee dam to fail is “extremely remote.” Nevertheless, the possibility will be addressed during a public meeting Thursday night at the World of Energy. The Friends of Lake Keowee has made arrangements for Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services,…

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Cars collide at traffic light

December 10, 2012
Cars collide at traffic light

Two-cars collided during the noon hour yesterday on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson at the Wells Highway intersection. One of the cars wound up down an embankment, and three people were sent to the hospital. State troopers identified the injured as Lewis McWorter of Seneca and Patricia and Richard Spielmann of Seneca. According to…

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Truck fire on 123

December 10, 2012
Truck fire on 123

A U-haul truck caught fire around mid-afternoon yesterday on U.S. 123 in Oconee County near Clemson. No one appeared injured, but the fire heavily damaged the truck’s cab and engine. According to an approaching driver, the truck pulled to a stop in an asphalt median in front of Jacobs Road. Its driver may not have…

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Friday night fatality identified

December 10, 2012

The Oconee coroner’s office has identified Friday night’s victim of a head-on crash near Salem as 35-year old Stephen Matthew Boaman of the Pickens County community of Sunset. According to the coroner’s office, the accident occurred shortly after 7 o’clock near n. highway 11 and Fall Creek Road. ¬†Boaman died at the scene. At the…

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Who in the wake of DeMint departure?

December 7, 2012

The political machinations are getting cranked up as to who Governor Haley will appoint to fill the rest of Senator DeMint’s term. Long-time Oconee Republican Devoe Blackston called Henry McMaster this morning, and kidding, greeted the former Attorney General with, “Hello, Senator!” According to Blackston, McMaster made clear he’d accept the interim appointment, should the…

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Officer pounding pavement

December 7, 2012

Driving S.C. 11, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, from Fair Play to Gaffney, is one thing. Walking that route seems unimaginable. But an Oconee sheriff’s officer intends to do just that, for a good cause. Norman Dukes, school resource officer at Tamassee-Salem/Middle/High School, is seeking financial pledges to go toward Tamassee-Salem’s transition class (Special Needs…

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Stray dogs and cats picked off the streets

December 7, 2012

In one, three-hour period yesterday, a combined effort by the Walhalla police and Oconee Animal Control picked up one cat and 15 dogs from the streets of the County Seat. A city official tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that all of the animals were strays. The owners of another 15 pet dogs were ticketed for displaying no…

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Parade winners announced

December 7, 2012

Parade units from three Baptist churches were the winners during last night’s Christmas parade in Westminster. First place went to Retreat Baptist Church; second place to Madison Baptist Church; and third to Faith Baptist Church. Sandra Powell requests that representatives of all three winners contact her office to pick up their winning plaques.

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Army officer from Mountain Rest

December 7, 2012

At this holiday time of the year, an Army officer from Mountain Rest stationed across continents is thinking of home. Likewise, Scott Moore is being thought of here at home. After receiving an email hello today from Afghanistan, 96.3/WGOG will pursue a telephone interview with Lt. Col. Bradley Scott Moore. He’s serving in Afghanistan with…

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Duncan on 12/7/41

December 7, 2012

The surprise attack by Japan on the U-S Naval fleet in Hawaii is being remembered today by Jeff Duncan, South Carolina’s Third District congressman. Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, said, “As we pause to remember the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we are reminded of all those who have died in defense…

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