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Police nab sustect wanted in three states

May 15, 2014

An Illinois man arrested in the lobby of a Seneca hotel is wanted by authorities in three other states. And John Covington, Seneca police chief, says authorities in one of those will extradite. The police yesterday arrested Michael Marin Ghimes of Barrington, Illinois on charges of breach of trust with fraudulent intent and giving false…

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Shoplifter ditches stolen items but escapes

May 15, 2014
Shoplifter ditches stolen items but escapes

 A Seneca Wal-Mart shoplifter abandoned a shopping cart used this week to haul stolen store items and escaped, and the public is being asked to help by providing information about what happened. The shopping cart was found near Papa John’s pizza and the stolen store items have been recovered by Wal-Mart. But the shoplifter as…

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Fair announces three scholarship winners

May 15, 2014

The South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair announces that three local high school students have completed beekeeping courses offered by the Oconee Beekeepers Association and the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. The scholarships go to Taylor Lynn Thomas of West-Oak High School and to Parker Reed Scruggs and Carson Wilder Solesbee of Seneca High School. Besides…

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Flier urges write-in votes for Paul Cain

May 15, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS has received a copy of an unsigned flier that urges write-in votes for Paul Cain Tuesday. By rules of the Republican Party, Cain is prohibited from encouraging write-in votes on his behalf. And the flier reads: “Paul Cain has not endorsed, sponsored, funded or approved this flier. At the time of its creation,…

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Tuesday is a special election day

May 15, 2014

Tuesday next week is Special Election Day for the voters in Oconee County Council District Three. To be decided is who fills the remaining six and a half months of the term of the late Archie Barron. Andy Inabinet goes into the special election the only ballot candidate, and he does so having won a…

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Tuesday is Special Election Day

May 15, 2014

Tuesday next week is Special Election Day for the voters in Oconee County Council District Three. To be decided is who fills the remaining six and a half months of the term of the late Archie Barron. Andy Inabinet goes into the special election the only ballot candidate, and he does so having won a…

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2014

This is Peace Officers Memorial Day in Oconee County. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has requested that all flags be flown half way to honor those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Board to hearing zoning variance

May 15, 2014

At City Hall tonight in Seneca, the board of zoning appeals entertains a request to vary from the zoning ordinance. The applicant and property owners are Joel Rice and E Squared Ventures for property zoned highway commercial at 15684 Wells Highway. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock.

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Recycling top priority for Oconee Solid Waste

May 15, 2014

A report from the Department of Health and Environmental Control shows Oconee one of only three South Carolina counties to exceed the state recycling goal of 40% in fiscal year 2013. DHEC’s Solid Waste Management Annual Report was released this week. Oconee Solid Waste staff and users of the manned convenience centers reduced the amount…

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Oconee chooses Teacher of Year

May 15, 2014

A faculty member at the Hamilton Career Center has been proclaimed Teacher of the Year in the Oconee School District. The honor bestowed on Jonas Crooks came during an event yesterday afternoon at Walhalla High School. Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle Schoo, Tammy Bramlettt of West-Oak Middle School and Stephanie Brewer of Tamassee-Salem Middle School…

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  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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