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Defense seeks dismissal

May 14, 2015

A circuit judge has promised the attorneys on both sides of a John Doe lawsuit involving the Oconee public schools that he will likely make a pre-trial ruling, perhaps, by the end of next week. Gregory Sloan, attorney for the school district and two of its former employees, is hopeful that Judge Perry Gravely will…

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Ramcat Alley restaurant closes

May 14, 2015

A restaurant in the middle of Seneca’s Ramcat Alley has closed its doors.  The closing of J-Peter’s was described to 96.3/WGOG NEWS as sudden, apparently with no notice given to employees.

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Duncan to chair subcommittee hearing

May 13, 2015

The Third District congressman will sit in Washington tomorrow as chairman of a subcommittee hearing on the opportunities for energy off the coast of the southeast U-S. Republican Jeff Duncan chairs the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The hearing, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building and can…

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Deputies patrolled lake access area on foot

May 13, 2015

Deputies who patrolled Oconee County’s Fall Creek access area on foot last weekend wrote citations and made an arrest. All of this as part of “Operation Family Friendly”—an operation that Sheriff Crenshaw says is aimed at doing everything possible to make the county’s parks safe for people to enjoy. Three citations were written for littering…

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Roundabout bids rejected

May 13, 2015

Contractors’ bids to construct Oconee County’s first roundabout came in above the estimates from the DOT’s engineers, and a DOT official says the department will now re-bid the project, probably in August. The roundabout is to be built at Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca.

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Davy-Jo Stribling Ridge

May 13, 2015

Davy-Jo Stribling Ridge, 83, of Columbia died Monday after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late David W. and Thelma Brasleton Stribling of Walnut Hill Plantation, Westminster.  In a long career in library work, she retired as Associate Director of the USC Library System.  A graveside service at the Stribling family plot…

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Fay D. Earle

May 13, 2015

Fay DuPree Earle, 70, of Pine Lake Road, Easley died Thursday.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at the Adams Mortuary in Seneca.  The family is at the home.

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TSGT Daniel Swaney

May 13, 2015

Technical Sergeant Daniel Ryan Swaney, USAF, 30, of Las Vegas, Nevada died Thursday, May 7.  His more than 12 years with the Air Force included two tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday, May 17 at Hepsibah Baptist Church.  The body will lie in…

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Contract awarded for the new 59 Crossroads

May 13, 2015

A DOT official says a contract has been awarded for the remake of the South Carolina 59 tie-in with South Carolina 24 in the Crossroads Community. According to Josh Makison, the work should improve public safety where accidents have been prone to occur for many years. In each instance—both where 59 from Seneca swings to…

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Large inflatables no longer allowed on Duke lakes

May 13, 2015

Duke Energy Lake Services announces that no longer are large recreation inflatables permitted on the lakes within the Keowee-Toxaway project. Shore management guidelines required by the federal government and arrived at thru negotiations with stakeholders now forbid the use of recreation equipment such as trampolines, slides, and diving boards. Those kinds of inflatables can block…

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  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
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