6th Annual SHS Booster Club Golf Tournament

Core Financial Resources announces its title sponsorship of the sixth Annual Seneca High School Booster Club golf tournament to be held at Cross Creek Plantation on May 10.  The tournament will be a shotgun start at 1pm with registration opening at noon.  A buffet dinner will be served at the conclusion of the tournament.  The registration deadline is April 26. For more […]

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BREC Candidate Meeting

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative members of District One, which encompasses Oconee County, are invited to an upcoming meeting to select a candidate to represent District One on the utility retailer’s board of directors. The seat available is the one now held by Joel Davis, who is offering for re-election. The meeting will take place at 10am on March 20 at […]

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OC Man convicted on Drug Charge

A jury convicted an Oconee County man on Wednesday, despite the fact that he was absent from court.  Tenth Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams announces that 40-year-old Kenneth Whitworth was found guilty of distribution of methamphetamine. Judge Alex Macaulay issued a bench warrant for Whitworth and sealed the sentence pursuant to the law.  Whitworth was arrested Feb. 18, 2011, after an […]

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Blackwell counterclaims Bartee

Sister station WGOG reports the case between former Oconee County Sheriff’s candidate James Bartee and his accuser, Nicholas Blackwell, intensified this month with Blackwell’s filing of a civil counterclaim against Bartee and Bartee’s official reply to the counterclaim. The latest filings in the Common Pleas Court arise from a January lawsuit by Bartee, alleging Blackwell set him up, leading to […]

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Housekeeper pleads to stealing Employer’s Identity

A former housekeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing her employer’s identity.  United States Attorney Bill Nettles states that 52-year-old Shirley Ann Rogers of Greenville pled guilty in federal court in Anderson, to one count of fraudulently using another person’s debit card without permission and to one count of using another person’s name and personal identification number to complete the debit card […]

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Man pleads to perpetrating a $4 Million Fraud

United States Attorney Bill Nettles announces that 46-year-old Darryl Clements of Detroit, Michigan, pled guilty in federal court in Anderson, to wire fraud.  Senior United States District Judge Ross Anderson, Jr. accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report. Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that this case concerned efforts to […]

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Duke Energy to discuss Fire Protection Violation

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will meet with officials from Duke Energy on March 5 to discuss an apparent violation of a license condition on fire protection at its Oconee Nuclear Station power plant in Seneca.   The conference will be held at NRC Headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. The agency notified Duke Energy on Jan. 31 that it is considering escalated enforcement action […]

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Seven Companies apply for Kellett Project

Seven companies have applied to renovate the former Kellett Elementary School in Seneca.  The City project calls for the conversion of the former school into a new home for the utilities office as well as warehouse space.  According to Seneca Utilities Director Bob Faires, the seven have submitted requests for qualifications. The task is to renovate most of the former […]

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Graham says Sequestration is going to happen

Believing it too late to prevent the looming $85 billion in immediate federal budget cutbacks, Senator Lindsay Graham is now urging his colleagues to reach a long-term deal that will address the deficit. Appearing on CNN Monday, Graham agreed with anchor Wolf Blitzer that such a deal was unlikely before sequestration happens on March 1. “No, so sequestration’s going to […]

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