Pickens state senator recognized by MADD SC

November 19, 2013
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving in South Carolina has included State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens as one of its legislative champions for his role as an advocate for Emma’s Law. MADD named Martin as one of seven South Carolina state lawmakers for promoting effective DUI countermeasures—such as ignition interlocks for all convicted drunken drivers. Martin…

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Two lawmakers decry SC’s roads

November 19, 2013
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State Senator Thomas Alexander has raised the question of whether his colleagues have the fortitude to adequately address South Carolina’s worsening roads and bridges—-a job which, according to an estimate, will require $20 billion. In front of the Walhalla Rotary Club yesterday, Alexander said he thinks it’s going to take an outpouring from the people…

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Additional details on Friday night’s homicide

November 19, 2013
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Additional details are being provided on Friday night’s shooting death near Seneca of a Salem man. The man arrested, Seneca area resident Joshua Randall Ferguson, remains jailed and awaits his first court appearance, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. The Oconee County Sheriff provided additional details during an interview with 96.3/WGOG NEWS—which is being replayed today…

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Car rolls down embankment

November 19, 2013
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A car rolled down an embankment early today in Oconee County’s Ebenezer Community. According to County Disptach, no one was hurt in the accident at 2 a-m on Kelly Mill Road. Yesterday morning, a worker at the county’s manned convenience center helped an elderly man exit his car when that car caught fire at the…

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Judge to rule in McMahan versus Oconee

November 19, 2013
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The next step in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down a section of Oconee County zoning law is up to a circuit judge. After hearing yesterday from both sides, Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh says he’ll study further what he heard and make his decision. The moving party during yesterday’s proceedings was Oconee County…

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First electric bus arrives in Seneca

November 18, 2013
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A sign of the times for Seneca. The first electric-power bus has arrived in the city, in preparation for a switch from gas-engine passenger buses. This electric bus has a special purpose, according to Ed Halbig. The planning community development director says it’s a bus for test purposes only—to test the newly-built electric re-charging stations.…

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