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Harding to lead OMC Foundation

November 5, 2012

The multi-million dollar fundraising arm of Oconee Medical Center has a new leader. Its new chairperson is Lorraine Harding, who succeeded Kyle Thomas on October 1. Harding has served on the board since 2006 and, most recently, as vice chair and chairperson of the nominations committee. She has been in the real estate business in…

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Absentee vote to near 7,000

November 5, 2012
Absentee vote to near 7,000

Another line snaked its way around the chairs inside the County Council chambers as Oconeeans waited their turn to vote absentee, in advance of tomorrow’s election. The in-office deadline to cast an absentee ballot is 5 o’clock today. It’s more and more evident that that this year’s absentee count will approach 7,000 and rival the…

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Fire kills 29,000 chickens

November 5, 2012

A poultry house at Foster Farms on the Armstrong Road was destroyed in a Saturday night fire. Some 29 thousand chickens perished in that fire, according to Oakway Fire Chief Tracy Sanders. He says they were able to stop the fire before it could spread to a pair of Foster Farms’ chicken houses that contained…

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Seneca L&W sets Election Day schedule

November 5, 2012

Seneca Light and Water will be closed tomorrow for voting day. To make payments, customers may use the night deposit which is open 24 hours. In an emergency involving your service, you should call 885-2723.

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Request for art in Seneca

November 5, 2012

Jim Juras and Suzette Cross think art work in Seneca’s downtown could enhance all of the brick and the concrete. They floated the idea during a council meeting last week. Their presentation was accepted as information. First, Juras has his eyes set on the Kimbrell warehouse building on N. 1st Street. But, he says, he…

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Fair Play comes to Walhalla tonight

November 5, 2012

In the form of an item high on the agenda, Fair Play comes to Walhalla tonight. A Fair Play village and community presentation are on the agenda for the 6 o’clock meeting of the Oconee Planning Commission, and Chairman Ryan Honea is hopeful his fellow commissioners will recommend what they hear to the County Council.

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A busy Oconee coroner’s office

November 5, 2012

In mid-October, an infant’s death, classified a homicide, started a period of two and a half weeks of one call after another for the office of Oconee County Coroner. In all, Coroner Karl Addis reports 23 calls. And those calls have included all kinds of death–from natural death all the way to homicide. The Oconee…

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Bonelli charged with double murder

November 5, 2012
Bonelli charged with double murder

An 86-year old Oconeean has been arrested on two charges of murder. Arrest records show Nicholas Bonelli, the accused, as sharing the same Smith Farm Road address as one of the women he’s accused of killing. A statement released last night by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department said Bonelli was incarcerated and no bond haring has…

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Latest on double homciide

November 3, 2012

An officer of Oconee Sheriff’s Department says more details about yesterday’s double homicide will be released, as they become available. Capt. Travis Tilson said the investigation continued through the night, after the discovery of the victims. Officers arrived at 350 Smith Farm Road in southern Oconee around 5 p-m yesterday, after a family member found…

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Street corner assault in Seneca

November 2, 2012

An assault whose origin the police believe was money took place early last night at a Seneca intersection. The police say a woman with a bloodied-face was discovered at Stribling and E.S. 2nd and the man suspected to have been perpetrator ran away. Jeremy Rothell, Major of Operations for the Seneca Police Department, says the…

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