Defendant guilty on lesser charge

May 19, 2015

An Oconee jury found a Westminster man guilty of the lesser included offense of petty larceny. Phil Kerry Hamby had gone to trial today, charged with grand larceny in the theft of pipe in the Earles Grove Community. Judge Scott Sprouse ordered Hamby to serve 30 days or pay a $500 dollar fine along with…

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Bank holdup UPDATE

May 19, 2015

A Sheriff’s spokesman says this afternoon’s bank robber near Seneca was dressed in a hat and a green shirt.  He left the Community First Bank on Sandifer Boulevard at Sheep Farm Road with an envelope containing cash money.  Sheriff’s officers are using tracking dogs to help find the robber.  Part of the search is concentrated…

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Seneca Bank Scene of Robbery

May 19, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Deputies were scouring the area near the intersection of Sheep Farm Road and Sandifer Blvd Tuesday afternoon, in search of a person who robbed a bank. Community First Bank in Seneca was the scene of a robbery Tuesday afternoon. No one was hurt during the incident. According to reports, the robbery occurred around…

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Former Bergen’s building changes hands

May 19, 2015

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that, in recent weeks, ownership has changed at a large and vacant downtown Seneca building. The corner building at the east end of Ramcat Alley that operated for many years as Bergen’s Department Store is now in the possession of Jason and Ramcat Alley businesswoman Mary Tannery, having been sold by…

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Judge charges jury in the General Sessions Court

May 19, 2015

Finals arguments were completed, and the judge began to instruct the Oconee jury this afternoon on the law that applies to the case. A Westminster man, Phil Kerry Hamby, took the witness stand in defense of the charge of grand larceny. Arrested September 12, Hamby is accused of stealing galvanized steel pipe belonging to Ralph…

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Coffee Road accident

May 19, 2015

The police say a Walhalla woman and her grandson were taken to the hospital for treatment after this morning’s accident on the Coffee Road. At the time, Lt. Aaron Alexander said, Maggie Brown was intending to drop off her grandson at the elementary school. The Brown car turned over on the road surface. Alexander said…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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