Chief Deputy announcement hours away

November 14, 2012

Mike Crenshaw, Oconee’s Sheriff-elect, is planning to make the announcement on who will be second-in-command during his administration. And that announcement could be just hours away today. Crenshaw told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that his chief deputy will be a member of the current Oconee Sheriff’s Department. Meantime, Crenshaw is making use of a conference room at…

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Blue Ridge’s rating

November 14, 2012

An error appeared in yesterday’s announcement on how how Oconee public schools fared in the Education Oversight Committee’s report card. It was reported that Blue Ridge Elementary School had attained an excellent rating in the category governing achievement measures for the 2012 school year. The correct rating for that Seneca school is average, meaning that…

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Workers file suit

November 14, 2012

Attorneys for eight employees have filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tenneco, the largest employer in Hart County in northeast Georgia. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports the workers, two of whom live in South Carolina, claim Tenneco failed to adequately protect them from the chemical hexavalent chromium. The chemical is described as caustic and dangerous…

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Fatal fire across state line

November 14, 2012

A late night fire killed one person Monday night in Stephens County, Georgia. WNEG in Toccoa reports the fire marshal there is attempting to determine what caused the fire on 123 in the vicinity of Osborne Wood Products. Oconee County’s Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department was among several responding fire departments.

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“We’re pushing ahead”

November 14, 2012

In spite of changes at midstream, Pioneer Rural Water district is pushing ahead with plans to build its first treatment plant, using a substitute Lake Hartwell location for its raw water intake line. According to its consultants, the district is pursuing a location inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park for its plant and a Durham…

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Ponzi schemer cuffed and headed to prison

November 14, 2012

A 65-year old Easley man has been sentenced to almost 20 years in federal prison for his involvement in a silver Ponzi scheme. The judge also ordered Ronnie Gene Wilson to pay $57 million in restitution to the 798 victims of the fraud. According to the U-S Attorney’s Office, a Ponzi scheme, in general, is…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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