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Arrest made in theft of water heater

June 13, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 35-year old man in Utica—charged with stealing a neighbor’s water heater. The Sheriff’s Office jailed Benjamin Thomas Price of Lonsdale Street on charges of petty larceny and burglary third degree. An arrest affidavit accuses Price of taking a 40-gallon water heater, valued at $705 dollars, on May…

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Foggy morning in Long Creek!

June 13, 2014

The sun may be shinging where you are this morning in Oconee County, but in Long Creek it’s foggy.  And that weather condition prevents the arrival of a medical helicopter.  We’ve learned that, in its place, ground transport is necessary to Greenville for an emergency patient from the Mountain Rest area.

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United Way seeks volunteers

June 13, 2014

Oconee United Way will set aside Friday, June 20, one week from today, as a day of action in Oconee County to help those who are disadvantaged. But it can’t happen without your help. If you, your family, friends, civic or church groups are able to volunteer any time between 8:30 a-m and 2 p-m…

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Sheriff’s Office joins Adopt-a-Highway

June 13, 2014

Signs are up on South Carolina 11 to indicate the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the Adopt-a-Highway program. The Sheriff’s Office has adopted the section of highway 11 from Oconee Station Road near Picket Post Road to the intersection with 183. That area has significance for sheriff’s officers, for it’s the area where…

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Scott presses for answers

June 13, 2014

Senator Tim Scott wrote a letter yesterday to Sloan Gibson, acting Veterans Affairs Secretary, for answers about backlogs, official waiting lists and what the South Carolina Republican called secret waiting lists or unauthorized lists at 13 V-A facilities in South Carolina. Scott announced the letter after a series of listening sessions and office hours where…

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Delegation calls meeting!

June 13, 2014

State Representative Bill Sandifer, chairman of the Oconee Legislative Delegation, has announced a joint meeting of the state lawmakers and the Oconee County Council—for the purpose of open dialogue between the two political bodies. The meeting takes place 7:30 Monday night, June 30 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center. No agenda has been established. The meeting is…

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McCall foresees power shift

June 12, 2014

Wayne McCall foresees in the election of two new Oconee County Council members a change in power. And the District Two councilman is pleased, as evidenced during this afternoon’s interview with 96.3/WGOG NEWS. In his time on council, McCall frequently has embraced and reveled in the role of a maverick. That could change, starting in…

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Workman allegedly breaks into home near Walhalla

June 12, 2014
Workman allegedly breaks into home near Walhalla

  A man doing work at a home near Walhalla while the family was on vacation has been arrested and charged with breaking into that home and stealing. Law enforcement reports today identify the man arrested as James Anthony Reed. Two addresses are listed for the 23-year old Reed: Allen Street, Seneca and Redland Ranch Road…

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Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

June 12, 2014
Nuclear power researcher bookends year with honors

A Clemson University senior lecturer who helped improve the understanding of thermal hydraulics as France became a world leader in nuclear power is looking forward to fall semester after wrapping up a year bookended by two honors. Jean Marc Delhaye won a Clemson University teaching award almost exactly a year after a professional society recognized…

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Produce coupons went quickly

June 12, 2014

Five-hundred coupons, each worth $25 worth of produce, went quickly this week at the Oconee United Way in Seneca. This summer’s supply of coupons was exhausted by the first hour of the second day of the hand-outs. And while those coupons are now in the hands of deserving senior citizens, the United Way is hopeful…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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