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Mishap leads to rescue operation

December 13, 2012

A hiker apparently broke an ankle today in the vicinity of the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery near S.C. 107. And that has necessitated a response from the rescue division of Oconee Emergency Services.

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An honor for Pickens’ Petrofes

December 13, 2012

A national health advocacy group has named the Pickens County public health director a “public health hero.” The honor from the United Health Foundation goes to Matt Petrofes, director of DHEC’s Region 2 Public Health Office which, besides Pickens, serves Cherokee, Greenville, Spartanburg and Union counties. DHEC Director Catherine Templeton credits Petrofes this way: “Matt…

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Alexander ascends to committee chair

December 13, 2012

In a re-organization of the State Senate, Oconee’s Thomas Alexander rose yesterday to the chair of the Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee. Such appointments in the Senate are based on seniority, and Alexander says he could never have achieved the position without the support of the voters of District One, who have elected him every…

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Why “FOLKS” held its tongue

December 13, 2012

Two leaders of “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—sat at the front of a recent forum on lake levels and, for the most part, sat quietly. Since the November 15 forum, they’ve been getting questions as to why the organization did not support a petition calling for no Lake Keowee water level changes. The answer, according to…

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SHS teacher to further his professional development

December 13, 2012
SHS teacher to further his professional development

A science teacher at Seneca High School, Stephen Hudson, has been chosen as the only South Carolina teacher for a year-long professional development program. As a fellow in the New Science Academy of the National Science Teachers Association, Hudson will join 243 other teachers from across the country in a program that promotes quality science…

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Ruling has something for both sides

December 13, 2012

A judge has handed down his ruling in a dispute between a Spartanburg television station and the city of Seneca. Tenth Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox ruled that materials sought by WSPA should be produced “with the exception,” Maddox wrote, “of those items listed in a forthcoming order.” The judge’s decision, filed yesterday in the Oconee…

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McCall to defer to Crenshaw

December 13, 2012

What Mike wants, Mike is going to get–in the opinion of Wayne McCall, Oconee County Councilman. McCall, chairman of the council’s law enforcement committee, gave a short-to-the-point answer yesterday to a 96.3/WGOG NEWS hypothetical question. The question we posed to McCall sought an opinion as to, if it came to one or the other, what…

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Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner

December 13, 2012
Winner, winner, Chicken Dinner

An Anderson man’s wife sent him to the supermarket to pick up a roast chicken for dinner. For helping out, she let him buy a lottery ticket with the leftover change. He spent $10 on a Fire and Ice scratch-off and, according to the S.C. Education Lottery, screamed when the ticket won him $200 thousand.…

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Townville hunter fined in Canada

December 13, 2012

A hunter from Townville pleaded guilty to four charges under Canada’s Saskatchewan Wildlife Act and Regulations. According to an announcement by the provincial government, David Hamby was fined $7,139 after being convicted of two counts of unlawfully purchasing a Canadian resident deer license, unlawfully using another person’s license and unlawfully exporting wildlife without an export…

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Quarry sustains jawbreak

December 12, 2012

The break down of the jaw crusher at the Rock Quarry forced Oconee County to rent a hydraulic crane to remove the disabled machinery, to allow the county to transport for repairs in the Atlanta area. The emergency repair bill of $73 thousand is being forwarded to next week’s County Council meeting. The inoperable jaw…

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