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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Seneca to remain home for Dietterick

November 14, 2012
Seneca to remain home for Dietterick

After a closed session, Seneca City Council voted last night to add two more years to the contract of its long-time administrator, Greg Dietterick. Mayor Dan Alexander says Dietterick had three years left on his contract. He’s now being extended an additional two years. After last night’s meeting, Alexander told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that further negotiations…

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Melvin, Johnson named Baseball Managers of the Year

November 14, 2012

Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and the Washington Nationals’ Davey Johnson were named baseball’s Managers of the Year Tuesday, Melvin for the American League and Johnson in the National League. Melvin beat out the Baltimore Orioles’ Buck Showalter in a close vote by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. In his first full season…

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Arson caused fires

November 14, 2012

Investigators say they have determined arson as the cause of the fires yesterday morning on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. According to county fire chief Charlie King, investigators for Oconee Emergency Services and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department are working leads to determine who set the fires. Anyone with information about the case or anyone who…

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Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

November 14, 2012
Roethlisberger has sprained shoulder

The Pittsburgh Steelers disclosed Tuesday that Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained shoulder when he was sacked in the third quarter the night before in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, an injury that forced him to leave the game. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Roethlisberger will not play this Sunday. ┬áByron Leftwich will…

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Freshmen Help Furman Past Southern Wesleyan, 90-71

November 14, 2012

Larry Wideman netted a game-high 18 points in his second collegiate outing and fellow freshman Stephen Croone tied a school record with 14 assists to lead Furman past Southern Wesleyan, 90-71, in non-conference action on YP.com Court at Timmons Arena on Tuesday evening. ┬áThe win improved the Paladins to 1-1 on the season as they…

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  • 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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