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Bear seen on W. Bear Swamp Road

July 23, 2015

Citizen accounts received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS indicate sightings of bears in recent days—one in Salem and the other on W. Bear Swamp Road near the Walhalla city limit.  In each instance, the bears were seen standing on their hind legs.  One was ready to get into a corn patch at Salem.  On W. Bear Swamp…

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Oconee officers learn the new domestic violence law

July 23, 2015
Oconee officers learn the new domestic violence law

Oconee sheriff’s officers trained last week in the state’s new domestic violence law.  The Domestic Violence Reform Act became the law June 4 on the signature of Governor Nikki Haley.  Blair Stoudemire, assistant solicitor, conducted the training on the 2nd floor training room at the LawEnforcementCenter.  One big change is the determination of charges based…

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Intersection to be closed today

July 23, 2015

Walhalla’s Main Street-College Street intersection is to be closed today, according to the latest word from the Streetscape contractor.  Crews today will cross the intersection with electrical conduit for the new street lights.  Hutch ‘N Son construction thanks everyone for patience and requests that everyone look for the workers with safety in mind.  

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South Union home fire

July 23, 2015

Shortly after midnight fire fighters were called to a home fire in the South Union Community of Oconee County.  The fire occurred on Sweetbriar Trail, Foxwood Hills.  No one reported hurt.  

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North Carolinian arrested near Westminster

July 23, 2015

Oconee sheriff’s officers believe a 25-year old man broke into a car and a building this week and placed items from that building into his truck.  The Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest and charges against Lexington, North Carolina resident Michael Lee Harrell.  The crimes are alleged to have occurred Tuesday morning on Long Drive…

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Sanitation truck returns to its routes

July 23, 2015

West Union’s garbage truck is back in service, and Mayor Linda Oliver says the truck will resumes pickups today.    

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Arraignment set for accused bank robber

July 22, 2015

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned arraignment is planned next week for a man accused of an OconeeCounty bank robbery near Seneca.  The holdup of the Community First Bank on the Sandifer Boulevard occurred May 19.  An arrest of the suspect, Jessie Ray Pate of Mountain Rest occurred a few days later at a home in the…

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Confidential order issued in Westminster case

July 22, 2015

An order of confidentiality has been issued in a case in which Westminster is suing its former bank.  Judge Lawton McIntosh of the Oconee Common Pleas Court issued the order in the case of Westminster against First Citizens Bank and Trust Company and Scott Bannister, a former city police chief.  Attorneys representing the city and…

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Hospital employees remain part of lawsuit

July 22, 2015

A judge’s ruling means that two OconeeMemorialHospital officials will remain part of a lawsuit that challenges whether a dentist and his assistant were improperly let go.  Judge Scott Sprouse last week rejected the arguments by the defense attorney that the action taken by Jeanne Ward and Heather Goss was protected by South Carolina’s status as…

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Newry manufacturer to start hiring

July 22, 2015

A company founded in Pickens will begin hiring later this year for its new operation in OconeeCounty.  An announcement by the state Department of Commerce says US Building Innovations will make its future home at 391 Newry Road near Seneca in what is to be a new, 17,000 square foot building to house research and…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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