Multiple charges bring prison sentence

March 25, 2015

Oconee General Sessions Court defendant Mark Eldon Staton was ordered today to serve a four-year prison term for larceny and drug offenses, to which he entered guilty pleas. Staton attributed his behavior to “being stupid and having a bad habit.” He told Judge Lawton McIntosh that he apologizes to the owner of the stolen trailer,…

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Library in line for parking lot improvements

March 25, 2015

The Westminster Branch of the Oconee Public Library will close for one week next month to allow for the paving and re-construction of its parking lot. The work schedule, from April 6 through the 11th, will depend on the weather. All other branches of the library system will remain open. The library staff and the…

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Seneca fraud charges filed against Pickens County inmate

March 25, 2015

The Seneca police have filed charges of fraud against a 29-year old inmate in Pickens County. The police yesterday obtained warrants charging Atlanta area resident Richard Mark Springer with financial transaction card fraud and crimes against a federally-chartered financial institution. The offenses are alleged to have occurred in January at South State Bank when the…

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Expecting large turnout Saturday

March 25, 2015

The office of Oconee Veterans Affairs has an idea of how many service men and women from the Second World War remain survivors today in Oconee County, but no idea of how many survive from a later war in a small country 10 thousand miles away. Nevertheless, V-A Officer Jerry Dyar expects a large turnout…

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4 a-m accident near Seneca

March 25, 2015

A car left Albert’s Road near Sheep Farm Road near Seneca and struck a bridge post. A responder tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS no one hurt in this morning’s 4 o’clock accident. At the time, the small car carried an adult driver and a child.

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Improving the borrower’s financial literacy

March 25, 2015

Senators Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, and Joe Donnelly, Indiana Democrat, have introduced a measure to raise the financial literacy of college students to ensure that student borrowers have access to the best tools and information to make responsible decisions. It’s called the Empowering Student Borrowers Act. A study released last year found that about…

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Calendar

  • March 31, 2015 7:00 pmLifetree Cafe
  • April 10, 2015 8:00 amShiloh Baptist Church HUGE Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amThe Rockin U Soccer Tournament
  • April 11, 2015 8:00 amBoys Scout Troop 120 Benefit Breakfast
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