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Interviews begin next week

December 5, 2012

Nine of the 26 people who’ve applied for the job of chief of police in Westminster are being granted interviews. City administrator David Smith said interviews will be given by the committee starting Tuesday, December 11 and the last one is currently scheduled for Wednesday, December 19.

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OCC hears about petition campaign

December 5, 2012

A signature drive opposing Duke Energy’s plan to lower the level of Lake Keowee by five feet was explained last night to Oconee County Council. Speaking were two lake residents from Pickens County, Doug Barker and Newton Brightwell. They said they’ve gathered 900 signatures, 100 of them yesterday. Barker and Brightwell hope the council will…

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Steps toward new building

December 5, 2012

A contractor from Roebuck, S.C. is in line to build the new Anderson-Oconee Behavioral Health Building in Seneca, estimated at $1.6 million. The county is to own the building at E.N. 1st and Holleman streets. Last night county councilmen had questions about the project for both County Administrator Scott Moulder and Procurement Director Robyn Courtright.…

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“Project Creekside”

December 5, 2012

A potential economic development project, about which Oconee County Council previously knew nothing, was the reason for last night’s executive session. The project has been code-named “Project Creekside.” Other projects, for which jobs will be created, were acted upon during council’s first Tuesday night meeting. They included a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement for aerospace component…

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The verdict is not guilty

December 5, 2012

A widower left a Pickens courtroom a free man. Yesterday’s jury verdict in the case of Don Kinsela, accused of killing his wife, was not guilty. Cheryl Kinsela died in the summer of 2010 in a fire at the couple’s home.

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Jail action delayed

December 5, 2012

Oconee County Council will hold off action on a new jail until the Sheriff-elect gets his feet firmly on the ground. Whether the county should wait until a new Sheriff goes into office January 1 became an issue during this year’s campaign. And last night, County Administrator Scott Moulder announced that Mike Crenshaw, the election…

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Arrests begin in month-old assault case

December 4, 2012

The police in Seneca say they have started to make arrests in their investigation of a one-month old night time assault that occurred in the street at Jones Avenue and East Main Street. One arrest took place yesterday, and Chief John Covington says a second suspect was arrested this morning. The victim in the case…

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Jury gets the case

December 4, 2012

A court officer tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the State’s case against Don Kinsela has gone to the jury room at Pickens County General Sessions Court. Kinsela is accused of setting a storage building afire in 2010. In that building, Kinsela’s wife, Cheryl, died of smoke inhalation.

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Stolen boat found by its owners

December 4, 2012

A boat stolen this week in Oconee County was found by its owners in Lake Hartwell, not far from Georgia. But missing from the pontoon were ┬áits key, a storage box, a fish finder, four speakers, life jackets, and a box of tools. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Department began investigating once the Foxwood Hills couple…

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Public input requested

December 4, 2012

Oconee County wants to hear what you say about future growth. As part of the project to compile a new, five-year economic development strategy that’ll help guide growth, your thoughts are welcome. The county Economic Development Commission is making a survey available, to be accessed by going to the homepage of the commission’s website at…

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