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Burglary defendant heads to trial

May 29, 2014

In the Oconee General Sessions Court, a jury has been selected to hear evidence in the Jonathan Allen Finney trial. Arrested and charged with burglary first degree and petty larceny in 2013, Finney is being represented by Assistant Public Defender Danny Day. Deputy Solicitor David Wagner is serving as the trial prosecutor.  

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“Leave it in the car”

May 29, 2014

Those entering the Oconee Courthouse today face a sign announcing a new rule covering courtroom decorum. Beginning today, electronic devices are forbidden inside the courtrooms. Those devices include cell phones, iPads, and Kindles. Clerk of Court Beverly Whitfield says it’s an order from the judges in the 10th Circuit. She says the only exceptions will…

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Legal opinion addresses age-old irk

May 29, 2014

The office of South Carolina Attorney General has weighed in with an opinion on an issue that, over the years, has annoyed some rural residents who rely on municipalities for water service. At the request of Anderson State Representative Don Bowen, the Attorney General’s office this month issued a seven-page opinion on whether the City…

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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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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
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