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Lottery’s benefit to OC

November 15, 2012
Lottery’s benefit to OC

Since its start 10 years ago, the S.C. Education Lottery has poured back millions of dollars for Oconee County education interests. The lottery website, sceducationlottery.com, now displays an updated map of the county distribution. Select a county and left click your computer mouse to instantly see the funding that has impacted the selected county for…

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A sweep of the streets

November 15, 2012

The narcotics division of the Seneca police is sweeping city streets today of nearly 60 people, for whom warrants allege violations of the drug laws. Chief John Covington said his officers are targeting 57 people with 102 warrants. The offenses alleged are distribution of meth, cocaine, crack, marijuana, morphine, Xanax, Lortabs, methadone, and Oxycontin. Assisting…

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Seneca students make All-State Chorus

November 15, 2012

Thirty-seven students at Seneca High School have been named to the S.C. All-State Chorus. It’s the largest number that Seneca has ever sent. Those selected will sing in March at Winthrop University, under the direction of world-renowed conductors.

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“Kimberly’s Flight” lecture tonight

November 15, 2012
“Kimberly’s Flight” lecture tonight

The story and life and death of the first female pilot killed by hostile fire in combat in U-S history will be told tonight at Clemson University, and the public is invited. Authors Ann Hampton and Anna Simon of “Kimberly’s Flight” will present a one-hour lecture at 7 o’clock in the Self Auditorium of the…

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Charity recipients announced

November 15, 2012

For a second year, Wells Fargo and Company will serve as the premier partner in the Foothills Gala charity event “Diamonds and Denim.” The gala, to take place Saturday, February 23, raises money for Upstate charities. “The Year of the Child” has been selected the theme for the 2013 event. In past years, the gala’s…

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Georgia fire fatality identified

November 15, 2012

The fatality in the late Monday night home fire near Toccoa, Georgia has been identified as Shelvy Jean Masters Martin. She was 56 years old. WNEG in Toccoa reports Martin lost her life in a fire at her home, and the cause of that fire remains under investigation.

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Kevin Davis next Chief Deputy

November 15, 2012

An Oconee Sheriff’s Department sergeant has been appointed the next chief deputy. Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw calls Kevin Davis “the perfect fit for (his) administration.” Davis started his law enforcement career in 1995 with the Walhalla police. Two years later he joined the sheriff’s department and was promoted to sergeant in 2002. Davis is a member…

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The police have a suspect

November 14, 2012

Someone apparently used bolt cutters to break into two coin-operated machines this week at Seneca’s  Marathon convenience store.  But the police say they have a suspect in their active investigation of what happened yesterday at Marathon between the hours of midnight and 2 a-m.  Victimized in the crime were Lucky Phone Card Fun Zone machines.…

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Walhalla to get new police chief

November 14, 2012

Walhalla’s leaders are one step away from appointing a new police chief. During a meeting last night of the police committee, a vote of 3-0 recommended Ronald Wilbanks, the interim chief, to succeed Tim Chastain, who stepped down. The vote by committee chairman James Powell and committee members Tjay Bagwell and Jennifer Woodward Crawford will…

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Cash and food theft at CU

November 14, 2012

Cash and food were stolen Sunday from a room at Clemson University’s Johnstone Hall. Now the campus police say they have charged an 18-year old freshman engineering major with felony and misdemeanor public disorderly conduct. Avery Tanner Boone was released on a personal recognizance bond of a little more than $10 thousand. According to the…

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