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Back porch fire near Seneca

July 7, 2014

A malfunction, apparently inside the relief valve of a propane tank grill, could have led to a July 4 weekend tragedy near Seneca. The fire department credits the homeowner last night on Alberts Road with quick action in limiting the fire to the back porch of the home. According to fire fighter Fabian Skelton, the…

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Bat disease jumps from the mountains to the midlands

July 7, 2014

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources recently received confirmation that white-nose syndrome has been confirmed in a tri-colored bat in Richland County. It’s a disease that has killed millions of bats in east North America. Previously, the only known cases of the disease in South Carolina had been found in the mountain counties of…

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Planning Commission to meet tonight

July 7, 2014

At their meeting tonight, Oconee planning commissioners receive an update on economic development from Richard Blackwell of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The commissioners meet at 6 o’clock in council chambers at the county administrative complex in Walhalla.

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Candidates books close today!

July 7, 2014

West Union residents wishing to run for a seat on their town council face a noon hour deadline today to make the race. To enter the special September 9 election for a vacant council seat, West Union residents must file by the noon hour today with the county elections office in Walhalla. At last check,…

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2nd person arrested in store incident near Clemson

July 3, 2014

The woman who ran across a four-lane highway to avoid Oconee deputies has apparently turned herself over to authorities in her home North Carolina county. And she’s now in the custody of Oconee County authorities in Walhalla. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Keri Ann Gibson Messick of Lowell, North Carolina on four charges:…

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Hearing for Clemson rental property owner

July 3, 2014

A show cause hearing is planned Monday at 6:30 p-m, before  the start of the Clemson City Council meeting for a rental property owner. According to city documents, it’ll be a chance for John Liu to demonstrate why the city should not suspend his right to rent property at 130 College Heights Boulevard for one…

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Mailboxes destroyed on Ebenezer Road

July 3, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers late last night were investigating mailbox destruction on the Ebenezer Road near West Union. Four mailboxes were destroyed there, and the suspect culprit is believed to be a car or truck that ran off the side of the road. The Sheriff’s Office believes the vehicle has front-end damage. Several pieces of that…

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Swimming safety tips

July 3, 2014

With the start of the July 4 weekend and a summer recreation season ahead, Duke Energy wants to turn the focus on swimming safety for those who visit Lakes Keowee and Jocassee. “The number of drownings, especially children and teenagers, is tracking way ahead of the typical number for this time of year,” said Scott…

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July 4 events in Oconee

July 3, 2014

You can catch July 4 fireworks in Seneca. But if you can’t wait for tomorrow night, there will be a fireworks display during Walhalla’s Independence Eve celebration starting at 9 tonight at soccer field—a block off Main Street. Here are some July 4 activities: Gates open at 4 tomorrow afternoon atSeneca’s Gignilliat Field. The Tams will…

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Senecan accused of harboring fugitive from justice

July 3, 2014

The police in Seneca say they found a man wanted in Anderson hiding inside the attic of a home on East Main Street. The police say they have charged a 20-year old Seneca man, Michael Alan Wilkes, with harboring a fugitive. The police searched the home at 1208 E. Main Street June 27 and found…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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