Poachers convicted by federal jury

September 10, 2014

A federal jury this week convicted two Rabun County, Georgia men for their involvement in illegal bear hunting and related offenses. The convictions Monday in Asheville, North Carolina of Jerry Francis Parker and Walter Henry Stancil were announced by Anne Tompkins, U-S Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The 63-year old Parker and…

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Motorcyclist hurt

September 10, 2014

A motorcyclist required a trip to the hospital this morning in an accident on South Carolina 183 in front of the turn into the Oconee Nuclear Station. Brandon Shirley of the Keowee Fire Department said the accident at 6:45 a-m involved a motorcycle and a Ford Explorer. According to Shirley, the force of the accident…

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Talent pipeline for the future

September 10, 2014

Several of Oconee’s major employers are taking part today in a workforce opportunity summit whose focus is the county’s workforce and how to develop talent for the future. The meeting takes place at the Oconee School District’s Hamilton Career Center, an institution whose courses prepare high school students for entry to the workforce. But the…

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Robert Hunter — pedestrial victim

September 10, 2014

Coroner Karl Addis says the victim of this morning’s fatal Seneca accident was 52-year old Robert Hunter. An autopsy has been ordered, but Addis says it appears Hunter suffered trauma on S. Poplar Street when hit by a pickup truck occupied by a man and his wife who were running a newspaper route. According to…

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Re-design will cost Pioneer Rural Water

September 10, 2014

Pioneer Rural Water District anticipates a final vote by the Oconee County Council approving substitute acreage to allow PRWD to build its first treatment plant. As described during yesterday’s board of directors’ meeting, the 70-acres to be conveyed by the county are situated on highway 59 on the Fair Play side of Cleveland Creek. And,…

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Winner tallies three-vote margin

September 10, 2014

A resident of Schroder Street in West Union has been declared the unofficial winner of a seat on the town council. Last night’s tally gave Doug Moore 17 votes—three more than his only other ballot opponent, Chad Thomas. Thomas finished with 14. The two men sought to fill an unexpired term on the council.

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