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Deliveryman robbed in Seneca

January 14, 2013

The police in Seneca say a suspect was jailed in their investigation of a late night armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman at an address that turned out to be an abandoned home. The pizza restaurant deliveryman told the police that he was held up in the front yard at 708 S. Stribling Street by…

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Two public appearances

January 14, 2013

Oconee’s state lawmakers make two public appearances this evening: one in Westminster, the other in Seneca. The delegation’s annual public meeting takes place at 5 at the Depot in Westminster. From 6 to 7 tonight in Seneca, the lawmakers will be special guests for a legislative round table at the monthly meeting of the executive…

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Big pay day headed OC’s way

January 14, 2013

Oconee appears headed toward a big pay day. The check from Duke Energy to cover its Oconee County holdings for the tax year 2012 is expected to arrive at the county Treasurer’s Office before Wednesday. For 96.3/WGOG NEWS, Auditor Ken Nix calculations show the county’s top taxpayer must pay $27,044,493.86. According to county tax officials,…

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Need for therapeutic foster care homes

January 14, 2013

Oconee County resident Andrea King is the Upstate coordinator for the Lutheran Services Carolinas program for therapeutic foster care. Currently, there are four Oconee County households that have been approved to offer therapeutic foster care. For the household parents, the program offers a higher stipend than that which is normally available to standard foster care…

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Flu deadly in Oconee

January 14, 2013

South Carolina DHEC’s latest flu watch information shows, through January 5, twenty-two flu deaths statewide. Two of those deaths were Oconee County residents, according to a DHEC spokesman.  

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Basic training completed

January 14, 2013

Air Force Airman Phillip Cambell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base at San Antonio, Texas. Campbell is the son of Mary Campbell of Fair Play and Phillip Campbell of Westminster. He is a 2005 graduate of West-Oak High School.

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Pedestrian injured Saturday

January 14, 2013

The police say a Walhalla man was the victim of a pedestrian accident Saturday afternoon on Main Street. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says William Gary Nichols was crossing Main Street when struck by a car driven by Clayton, Georgia resident Steven Harper Edwards. At the time, Edwards’s 2003 Honda had left the parking lot of Bountyland…

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One less billboard in Oconee

January 14, 2013

Once a commercial billboard goes up in Oconee County, it tends to stay up, no matter what. But a local businessman/contractor can attest that that isn’t always the case. Through an IRS sale, Danny Hutchinson recently acquired a vacant commercial building on highway 28 that had a billboard hover over it. Standard billboard contracts run…

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25-year old Westminster man arrested

January 12, 2013

November and December burglaries near West Union and Westminster have led the Oconee Sheriff’s Department to arrest a 25-year old man on multiple charges. Thomas Edwin Turner of Hobson Street, Westminster was being held in Oconee Jail Thursday night on charges of burglary and larceny. Three of the burglaries occurred during the night time of…

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Historical marker unveiled

January 12, 2013

West Union School preservationists fell short of their goal of saving the town’s former school building from a wrecking ball. But they succeeded in acquiring an official state historic marker depicting that on the grounds opposite the town’s fire department, a building of education once stood. The unveiling of the marker was conducted yesterday afternoon…

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