No confirmation of downed plane

June 27, 2014

A call late last night from a Westminster area homeowner reporting a possible airplane crash set in motion a search. But no crash site was ever found, although Oconee County authorities are continuing to work with the FAA and the Civil Air Patrol for a further determination. Fire and EMS searchers were told by several…

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Statewide conference coming to the Gorges

June 26, 2014

The 2014 South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council annual meeting will be held Sept. 24-25 in the Upstate and will feature a look at the prescribed burning and research going on in the mountains of Jocassee Gorges. The 2014 gathering will be a one-and-a-half-day workshop and annual meeting. The first day will start late morning Sept.…

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Hikers found

June 26, 2014

A search today for hikers along the Chattooga River has succeeded in locating those who were missing.  And Mike Crane, District Ranger, says the hikers are fine–having been found near the highway 28 bridge not far from Georgia.  No details as yet to as how they came to difficulty.

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NRC finding: apparent Unit One violation

June 26, 2014

Nuclear Regulatory Commission is disclosing a preliminary greater than green finding and related apparent violation involving a crack in a weld in Unit One at the Oconee Nuclear Station. The report was addressed today in NRC correspondence to Scott Batson, site vice president at Oconee Nuclear. The government watchdog agency describes the finding as “greater…

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Personnel changes within Oconee schools

June 26, 2014

A new administrator and three new principals have been appointed to start work within the Oconee public school system. In meetings today, the county trustees are making personnel moves. They include the selection of Ginger Hopkins as assistant superintendent of instruction. Angie Henderson will take over as principal of Ravenel Elementary School; Rosemary Wise is…

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Sex crime alleged near Seneca

June 26, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers arrested a 28-year old Seneca man, Christopher Trent Wilder of Utica Street, on the charge of criminal sexual conduct first degree. An arrest affidavit, signed by Sgt. Kevin Cain, alleges that, in addition to being the victim of a sex crime, the female was the victim of aggravating force as the accused…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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