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Coffee makers shoplifted from Wal-Mart

November 26, 2014

At the Seneca Wal-Mart, a shoplifter ditched his cart in the parking lot and ran to a car to make his get-away. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public to come forward with information that’ll solve the theft around 10:30 Monday morning of two coffee makers, valued at nearly $200 dollars. An employee chased the…

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Tax rate deal between Oconee and real estate marketer

November 26, 2014

A deal to assist in the development of a former textile plant property awaits action next week by the Oconee County Council. At its Tuesday meeting, the council will be asked to take first and final reading of resolutions to allow an inducement and tax millage rate agreement between Oconee County and Casto Southeast Realty…

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Twenty-seven jobs promised at Pendleton

November 26, 2014

A California-based agriculture company will make an investment in Pendleton and create 27 new jobs. The Governor’s Office today announced Fox Farm Soil and Fertilizer. The family business specializes in garden products, potting soils, along with natural and organic dry and liquid fertilizers. A 60 thousand square foot facility is to be built at 1001…

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Filling area’s seat on the South Carolina DOT

November 26, 2014

Seneca’s Eddie Adams resigned 11  months ago from the policy-making arm of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. As explained by a DOT spokesman, the process to choose Adams’ successor is an involved process, with the end still months away. In the meantime, Oconee County residents and those South Carolinians from other Third District…

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County government closes for holiday weekend

November 26, 2014

Except for the vital safety and emergency services, Oconee County general government offices are closing after work day today. And they’ll remain closed until Monday morning.

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Walhallan’s research bright to light Great War hero

November 26, 2014

A Walhalla man’s research has spotlighted a long forgotten American serviceman from the First World War and helped lead to the Spartanburg native’s name being added to Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor. The name of Carlos Golightly Harris recently became the 485th on the Scroll of Honor reserved for Clemson alumni who died on active…

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Hartwell native search for missing airliner

November 26, 2014

A naval flight officer from Hartwell, Georgia was among the early searchers for the still missing Malaysia Airlines flight in the southern Indian Ocean. Lt. Joshua Mize, who graduated from Hart County High School in 1998, serves with Patrol Squadron Sixteen, known as the “War Eagles.” He and his fellow sailors aboard the P-8A Poseidon…

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Take out those papers and the trash!

November 26, 2014

Wednesday is usually a day when Oconee County’s convenience and re-cycling centers are closed. But not today. They are open to do business at regular hours. They are operating today so that management and staff can enjoy Thanksgiving tomorrow with their friends and families.

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Senator touts the import of harbors and their channels

November 26, 2014

South Carolina Republican Tim Scott has joined a group of bi-partisan senators requesting spending levels for harbor maintenance at the amounts authorized in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014. The funding is used to dredge and maintain America’s ports—including those in Charleston and Georgetown. Scott and the others call the country’s harbors…

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Thanksgiving message from the Heritage Center

November 26, 2014

A seasonal message today from the folks who operate the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla. They wish for everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. The museums will be closed tomorrow, but everyone is invited to bring families and friends on Friday and Saturday. The museum in Walhalla will operate 12 to 6 Friday and 10…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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