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Hand count required for today’s votes

May 20, 2014

A hand count will be required for the votes cast in today’s special General Election for Seat 3, Oconee County Council. That’s likely to mean more time before the result is known. From County Elections, we’re told the election is proceeding smoothly. However, some people who live outside the district have presented themselves at the…

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Jury returns guilty verdict in bank robbery case

May 20, 2014

A jury at Pickens today returned a guilty verdict against a 49-year old Piedmont man, charged two years ago with robbing Bank of America on Main Street, Pickens. Judge James Barber ordered Vincent Missouri to go to prison for 20 years–a sentence that’ll require Missouri to serve 17 of the 20 years. Missouri got away…

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Westminster man’s ordeal

May 20, 2014

A college student in Tennessee from South Carolina has returned to Westminster for the start of his recuperation from spinal cord injuries. Austin Holland was hurt April 15 when he fell from a steep roof and broke several bones, including vertebrae. Holland already has completed one stay at a rehabilitation facility in Atlanta, but he…

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Violence in the home

May 20, 2014
Violence in the home

 Charges of unlawful neglect of a child and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature have been placed against a 31-year old Fair Play woman. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest yesterday of Sunni Marie Jenkins of N. Davis Drive as the result of an incident alleged to have occurred April 7. Jimmy…

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Reward set in Toccoa, Georgia homicide case

May 20, 2014
Reward set in Toccoa, Georgia homicide case

 A reward fund has been established for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever was responsible for the murder in March of a 28-year old man at Toccoa, Georgia. Montevious Flentall was found dead at 8 o’clock on the morning of March 18 on Pageland Drive. Three persons were seen leaving the…

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Westminster search down to two

May 20, 2014

Westminster announced today that the city’s search to find a replacement city administrator is down to two men. “The first finalist is Al Leonard, Jr. of Tabor City, North Carolina. The second finalist is Jeffrey Lord of Walterboro, South Carolina,” according to the announcement from David Smith, current Westminster administrator. Westminster City Council intends to…

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Safe Harbor ribbon-cutting

May 20, 2014

Plans are in the works for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this summer to mark the opening of Safe Harbor, Oconee’s first shelter for victims of domestic violance. Safe Harbor supporters tell 96.3/WGOG NEWS the date will be Tuesday, July 8 and the location will be the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. The actual location of the…

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Candidates talk Tri-County Tech

May 20, 2014

The hopefuls this year for Seat One, Oconee County Council may not agree on whether county residents wanting to enroll at Tri-County Technical College are actually able to enroll for courses they need, but they do agree that Tech must build an Oconee County campus. And one of the candidates, Paul Corbeil, predicted last night…

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80 to 85 voters so far in Seneca

May 20, 2014

In the first three hours of voting, 80 to 85 people had cast ballots in Seneca–the largest voting precincts across Oconee County Council District Three. That equates to about 30 an hour.  Voting to fill an unexpired council term is also taking place today at two other locations, in Utica and Newry. Voting today is…

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Elementary principal appointed

May 20, 2014
Elementary principal appointed

 Oconee School District announced the selection today of a new elementary school principal in Seneca. The county trustees have accepted Marie Simmons, current principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary School, as the new principal of Blue Ridge Elementary School. Simmons’ hiring is effective July 1. Of her 15 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator, Simmons spent…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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