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Car-motorcycle wreck in SC 28

October 26, 2012

A medical helicopter transported a 59-year old man after his motorcycle collided with a car on S.C. 28 in Oconee County, three miles west of Walhalla. Yesterday morning’s accident occurred at 10:05. According to Trooper Billy Elder of the highway patrol, motorcyclist Fredryk Turak of Markham, Illinois was flown to a Greenville hospital after his…

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18-wheeler hits guardrail

October 26, 2012

At a curve on U-S 76, a large truck hit a guardrail. No one was hurt in yesterday morning’s accident near Brasstown Road, but the impact severed a side gasoline tank. Chief Bobby Williams of Oconee HAZMAT says 60 gallons of diesel fuel spilled, requiring a clean up by a commercial contractor. .

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Drug case made in southern Oconee

October 26, 2012

A broken tail light was only the start of trouble for a 29-year old Seneca area man. It eventually led Oconee sheriff’s officers to place drug charges against Brandon Wayne Arnold of the Friendship Community. Late on the night of October 16 at Townville, officers on extra patrol  spotted a vehicle whose tail light illuminated…

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Walhalla mobile home approved

October 26, 2012

An exception will be made to permit a mobile home on Walhalla’s North Johnson Street. After a hearing yesterday, the board of zoning appeals voted 4 t 0 to permit Joyce Belmore to place a mobile home on Lot 6 on N. Johnson.  

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10-year term for child porn

October 26, 2012

A 44-year old Pickens County man is being sent to federal prison for 10 years for child pornography. The government announced the sentence handed up by Judge Tim Cain to Jackie Dean Barnes of Easley. Here’s the announcement from U-S Attorney Bill Nettles: “Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on October…

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Oconee’s 2012 campaign winds down

October 26, 2012

Competing with the World Series and a televised Clemson game made for a small audience at last night’s League of Women Voters’ forum in Seneca. However, Oconee political observers are telling 96.3/WGOG NEWS that attendance at this fall’s forums has dropped, and they’ve failed to duplicate the drama that last spring’s forums featured when James…

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Backhoe rodeo winners

October 26, 2012

A city of Clemson employee, David Chastain, won first place yesterday in the Larry Brooks Memorial Backhoe Rodeo. Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority employee Johnny Ellenburg placed second. Doug Sterling of Seneca Light and Water finished third. The tournament, held at the Kellett complex in Seneca, was named for Larry Brooks, a Seneca Light and…

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Three men charged in campus theft

October 25, 2012

Clemson University police arrested three Liberty men in the theft of a safe from a campus dining hall. According to a university announcement, charged with grand larceny more than $2 thousand and criminal conspiracy to commit grand larceny are 20-year old Jacob Matthew Fulmer, 23-year old Robert Matthew Fulmer, and 31-year old James Richard Smith.…

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Sc 28 blocked!

October 25, 2012

Part of two-lane S.C. 28 north of Walhalla is blocked, as responders deal with an accident in the vicinity of Stumphouse Tunnel Road. State troopers report injuries in the accident at 11:10 a-m.

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Forged prescription arrest

October 25, 2012

A suspicion of whether a prescription had been altered has led to the arrest in Westminster of a 32-year old man who told police that he was seeking relief from pain. The police have charged William Gentry Watkins of Westminster with obtaining prescription by fraud. Watkins was arrested yesterday after Westminster police officers Ashe and…

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