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Tech requests $45 thousand increase in budget

April 13, 2015

For its operating budget for the next government year, Tri-County Technical College is asking Oconee County to raise its share by $45 thousand and that is to reflect the cost of arming Tech’s security guards with weapons. Dr. Ronnie Booth, college president, said today the decision that the college must arm its security guards is…

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Tech proposes new student center

April 13, 2015

Tri-County Technical College seeks funding to build a new student center on its Pendleton campus. It’s a project that would address overcrowding on its main campus that, college officials say, inhibits students from finding quiet time and space to study. Part of the backdrop, as explained today to Oconee County Council members, is the maintenance…

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Store worker charged with taking lottery tickets

April 13, 2015

Law enforcement authorities have confirmed the arrest of a 24-year old Walhalla man as part of an investigation of stolen lottery tickets in Seneca. Municipal Judge Danny Singleton issued warrants charging Darius Alexander Priester with breach of trust with fraudulent intent and a violation of the statute covering intent to defraud and counterfeit game tickets.…

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Events mark National Library Week

April 13, 2015

Oconee Public Library marks National Public Library Week with special events—including 6 o’clock tonight at the Westminster Library where an event honors the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.

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Pickup strikes building and parked car

April 13, 2015
Pickup strikes building and parked car

  Around 1:30 Saturday morning, a pickup truck crashed through a building wall in downtown Seneca. The police believe the driver then backed up, proceeded one block and hit a parked car. Later Saturday the police filed multiple charges against a 27-year old man while men worked to stabilize the damage at E. Main and N.…

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Walhalla student wins first-ever pageant

April 13, 2015

A sophomore at Walhalla High won a first-ever pageant Saturday in her home town. Emily Dover was crowned Miss Oconee Belle at the Civic Auditorium. Eleven other young ladies competed for the crown. Another Walhalla sophomore, Grace Crowl, accumulated the most “like” votes on Facebook to win Most Photogenic. Miss Oconee Belle Emily Dover can…

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Check’s in the mail

April 10, 2015

If you were a customer of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in 1986 or 1987, or both years, you are in luck. For the 33rd year, the upstate South Carolina electric power retailer this month will drop capital credit refund checks into the mail. According to Blue Ridge officials Charles Dalton and Terry Ballenger, Blue…

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Seneca man surrenders himself to face charges

April 10, 2015

Five months after the crimes, a Seneca man has turned himself over to authorities. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest yesterday of Justin Dimon Alexander on charges of first degree burglary and grand larceny. The crimes occurred November 5 on Old Clemson Highway, where three television sets were taken from a home.

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Car crash on SC 59

April 10, 2015

State troopers report a car accident on SC 59 near Seneca.  The accident shortly after 2:30 this afternoon has resulted in injuries.

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Additional drug arrests

April 10, 2015

Oconee County law enforcement agencies are announcing two additional arrests this morning in the ninth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep. The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office along with all five municipal police departments in the county (Salem, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster and West Union) as well as the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources participated in the countywide…

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  • April 24, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Play "BUSTED WEDDING BELLES"
  • April 26, 2015 2:00 pmSpring Fashion Show to Benefit Collins Children's Home
  • April 26, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • May 2, 2015 8:00 amPancakes for Princess Raelyn
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