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Child found soaking wet, teeth chattering

May 29, 2014

Sheriff’s deputies during a welfare check in Utica over the Memorial Day holiday weekend found a small girl soaking wet, teeth chattering, underneath a porch on Village Creek Circle. DSS placed the girl into protective custody, and the sheriff’s officers arrested the father who they say ran from them on Utica streets—dragging the girl as…

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Opportunity for pardon or expungement

May 29, 2014

For those with criminal records, a pardon and expungement workshop takes place next month in Oconee County. Some charges can be removed from criminal records and other offenders, if they qualify, can be pardoned or foriven. The workshop takes place from 2 to 4 o’clock Monday, June 16 at the Hamilton Career Center near Seneca.…

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Duncan laments V-A’s failings

May 28, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan, in a conference call with reporters, is speaking out today about the failing of the Veterans Administration and how the House of Representatives is trying to address them with legislation. The South Carolina 3rd District Republican’s comments on a day when the Associated Press reports that fake appointments were among the tricks…

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Burglars allegedly “rushed-in” on their victim

May 28, 2014

The police in Walhalla have sent a 19-year old man to jail, in their investigation of a May 19 incident in which an apartment resident was attacked and robbed. Capt. Curtis Rogers this afternoon said Thomas Jay Simmons, 19-year old resident of S. Cedar Street, and a 16-year old accomplice “rushed-in” on their victim at…

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Official: 10th Circuit has a judge “in waiting”

May 28, 2014

From Columbia, State Sen. Thomas Alexander announced to 96.3/WGOG NEWS this afternoon that the 10th Circuit counties can look forward to a new jurist. He’s Walhalla resident Scott Sprouse who, at the age of 49 years old, will be able to look forward to a new career beginning January 1. By acclamation, the state General…

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ISP company receives Oconee go ahead

May 28, 2014

One of Oconee’s approved vendors to offer broadband hookups received a special exception last night for a communication tower near West Union. Josh Stephens, county zoning administrator, said the special exception means that OneTone Telecom of Seneca may use the tower to provide wireless internet to the West Union area community. It’s to be a…

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Appeals board rejects road variance

May 28, 2014

Plans by a Clemson home development company for a project tucked inside Oconee County seem to be in doubt today—following a vote last night by the county board of zoning appeals. The appeals board voted to turn down a road development variance in what’s described as a “one-way in, one-way out” area that crosses railroad…

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Pool opening sign of good times ahead!

May 28, 2014

Crowds were good for the Memorial Day weekend opening of the Walhalla Swimming Pool—the only municipal pool to be in operation this summer in Oconee County. Daryl Broome, the Foothills YMCA which, by contract, is running the pool, says crowds were goods and the swimmers returned after a couple of weekend thunderstorms. Broome says the…

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Sprouse to be present for judgeship vote

May 28, 2014

Oconee County’s Scott Sprouse is on his way to Columbia to be present during a noon hour vote today of a joint session of the South Carolina Legislature. That vote is to elect Sprouse to succeed the retiring Alex Macaulay as judge in the 10th Circuit—serving Oconee and Anderson counties. Sprouse is considered a shoo-in.…

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Seneca budgets approach $41 million

May 28, 2014

All told, Seneca expenses and revenues over the next year are projected to reach $40.7 million. Mayor Dan Alexander and Joel Seavey, the city financial director, last night presented to city council six separate budgets for consideration on first reading during a meeting next week. No tax increases are planned, nor are there is any…

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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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