EARTH SHAKES IN SENECA

December 12, 2018 Dick Mangrum The sleep of some Seneca residents was apparently interrupted this morning when the ground shook beneath them. Oconee County Dispatch reports an earthquake of a 4.4 magnitude around 4:30 this morning. Callers to the Sheriff’s Office reported they felt a tremor. No known damage resulted.

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DRIVER SENT TO PRISON FOR FOUR YEARS

December 11, 2018 Dick Mangrum A young Seneca area man was sent to prison this afternoon after a plea of guilty to leaving the scene of an accident last winter when an 11-year old girl was killed near her home. The judge ordered John Melvin Miller Jr. of Seneca Creek Road to serve 4 years in prison and 5 years […]

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WEATHER CLOSINGS & DELAYS FOR MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2018

Oconee County Schools are closed Monday for students and teachers. Oconee County Government offices, including the Courthouse, will operate on a 2-hour delay Monday. Oconee Kidney Center is closed Monday. Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House cancelled for Monday. Tri-County Tec, all campuses will open at 10 am on Monday. All exams scheduled for Monday will be rescheduled […]

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ABOUT $180 THOUSAND CHOPPED FROM BUILDING PROJECT

December 7, 2018 Dick Mangrum In about 90 minutes yesterday, an Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority committee cut $181 thousand from the contractor’s budget to renovate the administrative and operations facilities of the wastewater treatment plant at Seneca. At meeting’s end, Westminster representative Brian Ramey said the cuts were “still quite shy” of what Westminster and Walhalla representatives would be […]

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AT&T OUTAGE BLOCKED 9-1-1 CALLS

December 7, 2018 Dick Mangrum For a period of hours yesterday morning and afternoon, a phone company outage prevented 9-1-1 calls from being received by the Oconee E-911/Communications Center at the Law Enforcement Center. Until service was restored by mid afternoon, the 9-1-1 center was able to accommodate only calls made from landline phones. It’s believed that no major emergencies […]

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GUESS WHAT? ANOTHER PHONE SCAM

December 7, 2018 Dick Mangrum The South Carolina Sheriffs Association is asking everyone to be cautious when receiving phone calls requesting donations or information on behalf of the Sheriffs’ Association. The association executive director, Jarrod Bruder, said, “Our office has been inundated with phone calls…from individuals who believe they are returning a missed phone call. Some callers are being told […]

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MEDICAL AIR FLIGHT TRANSPORTS BURN VICTIM

December 7, 2018 Dick Mangrum Public safety officials say a young child, suffering from multiple burns, received an air flight this morning from the Westminster area to a medical facility. A helicopter landing zone was set up during the 7 o’clock hour this morning by Tabor Baptist Church near 123/the Westminster-Toccoa Highway. Westminster Fire Department and the Oconee Sheriff’s Office […]

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION TOMORROW IN CLEMSON

December 6, 2018 Dick Mangrum The first Friday of December is South Carolina’s designated Arbor Day. And the city of Clemson will celebrate the day tomorrow with an event at the Ashley Dearing Park on Berkeley Road. The city Parks and Recreation Department invites the public at 3 o’clock for a short program that will include tree planting, light refreshments, […]

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