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Second part of interview

December 26, 2012

Airing today on 96.3/WGOG NEWS is our second and final part of an interview with Lt. Col. Scott Moore, Army serviceman stationed in Afghanistan and hometown Mountain Rest, S.C.

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Fire Station #23

December 26, 2012

Oconee County has announced the opening of a new fire substation. Foxwood Hills Fire Substation #23 at 1600 Blackjack Road is the second of eight stations to be built, as part of the county’s fire service improvement plan. It will house a single engine company and a reserve engine to serve residents and businesses located…

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Bond denied for fourth man arrested

December 26, 2012

A judge has denied bond for a fourth man arrested in the investigation of the murder  December 8 of Clemson student Steven Grich. Authorities say Lester Devaria Mosley Jr., 18, of Central was arrested Friday evening at a motel in Toccoa, Georgia. According to WNEG in Toccoa, Sheriff Randy Shirley of Stephens County learned, through…

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Three mothers charged with neglect

December 21, 2012

Law enforcement records show three young Oconee County mothers were arrested this week and charged with unlawful neglect of children. A law enforcement source says the women arrested are accused of giving birth to children, tests on which show the children to have been born with drugs in their systems. The law enforcement records identify…

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“Of course, we cannot comment…”

December 21, 2012

A public protest is being mounted across the street from its office, but the Oconee Department of Social Service will have nothing to say about a group of people who are holding up signs and making public their dispute with the child placement section of the state agency. A DSS employee issued a no comment…

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Westminster’s choice is Awalt

December 21, 2012

Two men with Seneca police backgrounds are going to lead the Westminster Police Department.  Dean Awalt has accepted a $54 thousand offer to succeed Scott Bannister as Westminster Police Chief.  In recent weeks,OconeeSheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw has served as the interim chief. Westminster also promoted Patrolman Rory Jones to Lieutenant.  As such, Jones will serve as second…

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Jobless claims increase in OC

December 21, 2012

The unemployment rates across South Carolina and the country dropped during November, but they inched higher in Oconee County. In November, 8.6% of Oconee’s workforce was looking for work, compared to 8.4% a month earlier, according to an announcement by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. For the fourth straight month, S.C.’s seasonally…

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Drug Control Bureau beefed up

December 21, 2012

Two new officers will soon help crack down on the illegal use of legal drugs in South Carolina. DHEC has announced that officers Judith Pierce and Eddie Black graduate today from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and become drug control inspectors for its Bureau of Drug Control. Both graduates are South Carolina registered pharmacists and…

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Guilty plea entered in federal court

December 21, 2012

The government has announced a 27-year old Easley woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and faces the possibility of 20 years in prison or a $250 thousand fine, or both.  U-S Attorney Bill Nettles said Shelley Nicole Dillard entered a plea of guilt before Judge G-Ross Anderson Jr.  Sentencing will follow a review…

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Dexter: lake levels are “relative”

December 21, 2012

No matter where you might live, across the Savannah River basin, the level of the water that passes by on its way from the mountains to the sea is relative, according to an Oconee County councilman. Reg Dexter lives on Lake Hartwell. And he said last night that he and others who live on Hartwell…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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