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OMC incident leads to Townville man’s arrest

June 3, 2014

An incident in the labor and delivery section of Oconee Medical Center has resulted in the arrest of a Townville man. The arrest by the Sheriff’s Office of James Clayton Webb took place yesterday based, in part, to an alleged incident a year and a half ago. An arrest affidavit charges the 46-year old Webb…

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Oldest pending lawsuit appears settled

June 3, 2014

Oconee County’s oldest civil lawsuit appears to have been settled, or at least is approaching a resolution, according to indications received today by 96.3/WGOG NEWS. It’s the case of members of the McMahan family who first went to court against Crescent Resources and others in 2007—alleging fraud and misrepresentation. Charleston attorney Thomas Wills has filed…

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Painter’s death UPDATE

June 3, 2014

Oconee Coroner Karl Addis has released the name of the man who died on a work site job yesterday afternoon. He’s Jerry Wayne Kelly, 56-year old resident of 718 Lay Bridge Road, Central.

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A new fix-up at Martin Creek

June 3, 2014

The commissioners who set the policy for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority remain dissatisfied with the results of a multi-million dollar upgrade for new lines, new pump stations and a one million gallon equalization tank. The work, covering the Martin Creek basin between Seneca and Clemson, was undertaken to ensure adequate capacity in the…

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First to use “Mobile Watch” app

June 3, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office now uses an app that enables its sex offender registrar to upload and update current information on registered sex offenders in the county. At last count, 154 Oconeeans had registered as sex offenders. “Mobile Watch” was purchased last year after Deputy Kelly Winchester, the sex offender registrar, realized the technology can help…

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Manholes to be replaced on Wells Highway

June 3, 2014

At a cost of $85 thousand, 14 manholes are to be replaced on the Wells Highway near Seneca—from Friendship Road to the vicinity of the county Solid Waste complex. The Joint Regional Sewer Authority approved the project last night, after Executive Director Bob Winchester blamed a sulfuric acid for severely deteriorating the manholes’ concrete.

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Death at a home building site

June 3, 2014

The name of a Pickens County man who died yesterday at a home construction job near Salem is to be released today—once Oconee Coroner Karl Addis has additional time to locate and notify family members. So far, Addis has described the deceased as a 56-year old Central resident who worked as a self-employed painter. He…

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Immediate hearing requested

June 2, 2014

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today wrote Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe to request an immediate hearing on the exchange of five high-ranking Taliban leaders for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  

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Blue Ridge reacts to EPA announcement

June 2, 2014

“A little bit fuzzy” is the way the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative spokesman is describing the potential effect on South Carolina from a plan at the federal level to cut carbon emission from the power sector by 30%. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today after hearing Gina McCarthy, the EPA director, announce,…

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Oconee names two new principals

June 2, 2014
Oconee names two new principals

 The principal of Abbeville High School will be the next principal of Walhalla High School. The Oconee School District announced today the hiring of Kenneth “Steve” Garrett July 1—succeeding Josh Young who resigned to take a principal’s job in Pickens County. Garrett has 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator. At the same time…

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Calendar

  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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