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Arrest alleges waterway DUI incident

September 11, 2014

Law enforcement authorities have arrested a 47-year old Westminster woman on the charge of DUI/water device with great bodily injury. The arrest yesterday of Sherry Darlene Barron of Westminster’s Pritchard Street was part of a South Carolinas DNR investigation of a Labor Day weekend jet ski accident on Lake Keowee. Authorities say that accident near…

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Dietitian testifies

September 11, 2014

For the plaintiff, a Florida dietitian testified yesterday during the Oconee County civil trial in which a health and nursing care facility is accused of abuse and neglect. Dr. Rita Jackson’s testimony followed that of three former nurse’s aides who testified about shortcomings they experienced while working at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. The lawsuit against…

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Seneca to turn to new wholesale supplier

September 11, 2014

Seneca looks downstate for a new wholesale supplier of electricity.  Word received late yesterday afternoon is that the city is recommending a contract with Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s Public Service Authority.  Seneca’s current deal with the Southern Company is expiring.  Among other suppliers considered were Southern, Duke Energy, South Carolina Electric and Gas, and the…

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Fire destroys motor home

September 11, 2014

Fire during the 2 o’clock hour yesterday afternoon destroyed a motor home near Westminster.  Fire Chief Chris Smith said no one was injured.  According to Smith, the owner complained that the motor home experienced mechancial problems and he parked the vehicle to the side of the Old Seneca Road.  Fire then occurred.

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Post mortem results

September 11, 2014

The Oconee coroner reports that a post mortem exam confirmed that Seneca resident Robert Hunter died early yesterday of blunt force trauma to the head and chest—when hit by a newspaper route pickup truck on South Poplar Street. Coroner Karl Addis ruled the 52-year old Hunter’s death as accidental and said no medical issue was…

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9-11 Day observance

September 11, 2014

Everyone is invited this morning to join the Auxiliary Unit of the Charles McGee Byrd American Legion Post in Seneca to remember and pay tribute to those who lost their lives September 11, 2001—along with those who rose in service in response to the attacks. A moment of silence is to be observed at 8:46…

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Cops sport audio-visual recorders

September 10, 2014

Federal funds are equipping Oconee sheriff’s officers with small audio-visual recorders designed to leave little doubt as to the conduct of a citizen and an officer when the two meet in an official role. And, as a sheriff’s captain described the Taser Axon flex camera recorder today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, the truth of the encounter…

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Swim pool violations found in Clemson

September 10, 2014

State health authorities are fining the owners of three public swimming pools in Clemson and, at the same time, requiring the pool owners to come up with a plan to correct the violations.  Consent orders covering the pools at Chadsworth Common, the Ramada Inn, and the Holiday Inn Express are to be received by the…

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Nurse’s aides testify

September 10, 2014

Former nurse’s aides are testifying for the plaintiff in the Oconee civil trial in which a senior citizens’ facility is accused of abuse and neglect in the death of an 87-year old patient. Today is day two of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Kristin Lawless said her experience there…

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Poachers convicted by federal jury

September 10, 2014

A federal jury this week convicted two Rabun County, Georgia men for their involvement in illegal bear hunting and related offenses. The convictions Monday in Asheville, North Carolina of Jerry Francis Parker and Walter Henry Stancil were announced by Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The 63-year old Parker and…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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