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Burglary arrests made by Oconee Sheriff’s Office

January 15, 2014
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Two men, one carrying a shovel, emerging from woods in West Union have been implicated by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office in a case of burglary. The deputy’s suspicions were heightened yesterday by the discovery of a truck parked on Williams Drive—-in an area plagued by thefts. Today’s booking report from the Oconee Detention Center shows…

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Nine Times Forest to be protected

January 15, 2014
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A special South Carolina place is being placed under protection. The environmental group Naturaland Trust, has announced that it and Upstate Forever have succeeded in protecting the 1,648-acre Nine Times Forest in Pickens County. Naturaland Trust describes Nine Times Forest as an ecological jewel, containing three mountains of granite outer-croppings with streams, creeks, and stands…

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Throwing a committee at the request

January 15, 2014
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A sub-committee is being formed to study whether the water and sewer authority in Hart County, Georgia should allow Oconee County-based Pioneer Rural Water District to draw water from Lake Hartwell, using Hart County’s easement. Pioneer wants to build a treatment plant, but lacks a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to draw raw…

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Malnourished horses required immediate care

January 15, 2014
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Five malnourished horses requiring immediate care have been sent by the Oconee Animal Shelter to a veterinarian for treatment. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says those horses were presented yesterday to the shelter by an individual who said he could no longer care for them. Crenshaw said, “Our staff conducts what is known as a body score…

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Release agreement to be signed for “Elbow Grease”

January 15, 2014
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The makers of the movie “Elbow Grease” have come and gone. But, in their path, some damage was left to Seneca property. But all is being made right, according to the Seneca city administrator. Greg Dietterick last night received city council approval for him or for Mayor Dan Alexander to sign a release agreement that…

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Projects commence at Seneca treatment plant

January 15, 2014
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Some residents of Seneca’s Normandy Shores back up to the city’s water plant at the end of the lake peninsula. And relations between the two—the city and the homeowners—haven’t always been hunky-dory. But last night the president of the Normandy homeowners’ group, Phil Lane, paid a call to City Hall to publicly thank utilities superintendent…

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Burglary south of the RR tracks

January 15, 2014
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Seneca police cars with their blue lights on, followed by an ambulance, created excitement late yesterday afternoon in a neighborhood south of the railroad tracks. “Our officers responded to a burglary in progress call over on Allen Street. The subject fled prior to officers’ arrival,” said Chief John Covington. The police said his officers did…

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Two people lost found safe

January 15, 2014
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Two people lost were found safe late yesterday afternoon in rural Oconee County. A rescue team deployed to the trail that leads to Yellow Branch waterfalls north of Walhalla. Grahl Haney of Oconee Emergency Services said a man and a woman, in their early 20s, were found in woods and led to a safe area.…

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Aleguire makes a stop in the Capital City

January 14, 2014
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Aleguire makes a stop in the Capital City

Rosellen Aleguire, chairwoman of the Oconee Democratic Party, was among some 30 Democrats and others from Oconee and Pickens who are in Columbia to press issues with the state’s leaders. A rally took place there. And Aleguire and the others got a meeting with Sen. Thomas Alexander at the Columbia office of the Oconee-Pickens Republican.…

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I-385 safety improvements

January 14, 2014
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Data from the state Department of Transportation indicate fewer motorists are crashing into trees and dying along a stretch of I-385 in Laurens County since several trees were removed during a widening project about four years ago. The clear zone there was increased to meet the current national guidance. A clear zone is the un-obstructed…

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