Seneca Police arrest Armed Robber

A 21-year-old Seneca man sits behind bars charged with the armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman.  Seneca Police report the incident occurred around 12:30pm Sunday when a Domino’s Pizza deliveryman was taking a pizza to a home on South Stribling Street in Seneca.   As he was knocking on the door, he was approached by a mask man holding a gun […]

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Duncan remarks on Debt Ceiling

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks on the debt ceiling: “President Obama’s remarks on the debt ceiling show how out of touch he is in regards to America’s spending problem. The President may be the only person in Washington who believes that failing to increase the nation’s credit card limit is […]

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Seneca applies for Additional Seats on OJRSA

Sister station WGOG reports that Seneca’s bid for additional seats on the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority Board will be decided in the individual council chambers of its member-cities. What loomed as the potential for an open fight failed to materialize during the Authority’s annual meeting. As expected, Seneca attorney Michael Smith made the City’s request official. Seneca requested the […]

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Search Update on OC Chamber Director

The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce is currently in the process of finding a new director after Sandra Jones resigned following two years of service.  The Chamber is currently accepting resumes for the position, explains Chamber Board member Gene Blair. “We have solicited resumes as we are still soliciting them and they can be delivered to the Chamber on Ram […]

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Mountain Lakes Access Health trying to fix Smiles

One challenge in rural communities, such as Oconee County, is dental health issues.  Mountain Lakes Access Health, a non-profit, comprehensive health program in Oconee and Pickens counties seeks to establish a dental clinic in the area to serve the needs of low-income and uninsured individuals.  Mountain Lakes Access Health executive director Cortni Nations gives details.  “While various agencies have partnered […]

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Bartee files Lawsuit

James Bartee is back in the news.  The former Oconee County Sheriff’s candidate is suing several people he says are involved in getting him arrested on an attempted kidnapping charge.  The suit, seeking actual and punitive damages, names Nicholas Blackwell as defendant.  Bartee is accusing Blackwell of fabricating a claim that he sought to kidnap a retired judge because of […]

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Three killed on SC Highways

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces three people were killed on state roads and highways from Friday, January 11, at 6pm until Sunday, January 13, at midnight. As of January 13, 22 people have died on South Carolina highways, compared to 35 highway deaths in this same time period in 2012.  Oconee County reports no highway fatalities in […]

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Gas Prices rising Again

The cost of filling up at the pump has gone up for the first time in a while. The average price of regular grade gasoline is now $3.32, up seven cents over three weeks according to the latest Lundberg Survey. Publisher Trilby Lundberg says this ends a good run of low priced gasoline. “The price actually crashed 58 cents between […]

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Insurance Costs going Up

Bankrate.com surveyed a thousand Americans to find out about insurance costs across the board, including auto, homeowners, and health insurance. Bankrate’s Doug Whiteman says more than a third said their rates went up. In this economy, Whiteman says if costs are rising, it is time to shop around. “There are a lot of insurance companies out there, there is a […]

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