OGS trial underway

June 26, 2013
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The General Sessions trial of a man charged with distributing methamphetamine resumes at 9:30 this morning at the Oconee Courthouse. Defendant in the case is Gregory Lee Murphy. Yesterday the prosecution called several witnesses including one woman who acted as a drug buyer for law enforcement.  

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Fire causes a brief evcacuation

June 26, 2013
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A midnight hour fire at a manufacturing plant near Walhalla forced a brief evacuation of the employees. But Oconee County Dispatch describes the furnace fire at the back of the Koyo Bearings Plant on Torrington Road as small, although it created smoke. The fire was quickly extinguished and the workers were allowed to return to…

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Drowning victim may still be in Sockem Dog Rapid

June 26, 2013
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Crews spent nine hours yesterday on the Chattooga searching for Thomas Hill’s body. Incident Commander Scott Loftis says two dogs indicated the Florida man may still be in the Five Falls area and two different dogs join the recovery operation today to see if they respond in the same area. Since last week’s raft mishap,…

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Deliverance director’s son returns to the river

June 25, 2013
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Englishman John Boorman’s work directing and producing the major motion picture hit “Deliverance” in the early 1970s, in a sense, will come full circle July the 4th week when Boorman’s son, Charley, returns to camp alongside and shoot a video of the famed Chattooga river. Oconee’s Mountain Lakes CVB will play host to the Boorman…

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Awaiting the Chief Executive’s vetoes

June 25, 2013
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At a late afternoon news conference, Governor Haley is to announce which legislative session bills she’s vetoing. Among those anxiously awaiting the news is Senator Thomas Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens Republican. He thinks the first term governor may slice spending bills amounting to more than $100 million.  

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“If an offer is too good to be true”

June 25, 2013
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Oconee Sheriff’s Office warns county residents of two possible scams that have targeted one person in Westminster. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the sheriff’s Department, details the experience of a woman last week and in early May. A caller June 13 claimed to be an individual from Publishers Clearinghouse, but the call originated from an 876…

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