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Smallmouth bass stocked in Jocassee

October 31, 2013
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Smallmouth bass stocked in Jocassee

 Nearly 4,000 smallmouth bass were stocked Wednesday in Lake Jocassee at the Devil’s Fork State Park. As it did during a similar stocking last week at the Oconee State Park, the DNR used a specially-equipped fish-hauling truck to stock 3,750 smallmouth bass in Jocassee. The fish were produced at the Cheraw State Fish Hatchery. On…

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Dyar’s plea to Washington: “Cut the nonsense”

October 31, 2013
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Oconee County’s director of veterans’ affairs is showing his frustration with the nation’s leaders. Jerry Dyar used his column in Fair-Town Times, serving southern Oconee, to decry what he sees as Washington using the country’s military and its veterans as pawns in a game of partisan politics. Dyar today amplified his comments during an interview…

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“FERC” OKs Mosquito Pt. for staging

October 31, 2013
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced approval this week of a Duke Energy application to allow a new use for a Lake Keowee area not far from Oconee Nuclear Station. The FERC order allows three contractors and additional future contractors to lease about one and a third acres at Mosquito Point for use as a…

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Deputies complete training course

October 31, 2013
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As the result of their training last week, Oconee sheriff’s officers have a greater awareness of domestic violence. A course on the basics was taught by Sgt. Kevin Cain, domestic violence investigator, and two Safe Harbor representatives. As part of the Sheriff’s Office effort to lessen violence in the homeplace, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw promises to…

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Restoring America’s chestnut tree

October 31, 2013
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Walhalla is a city with a Chestnut Street. But, like other parts of the eastern U-S, Walhalla has no chestnut trees. Until a blight wiped out the trees by the 1950s, the American chestnut populated eastern U-S forests and served as a food source for both animals and people. The U-S Forest Service believes it…

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Ron Rash returns to Tech for reading

October 31, 2013
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Ron Rash says he’s looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College next week for a book reading. Until 2003, Rash taught English at Tech. He’s now known as an award-winning poet and novelist whose novel, “Serena”, has been made into a major motion picture to be released…

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Cars collide under Seneca traffic lights

October 31, 2013
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A late afternoon car crash in downtown Seneca sent one driver to the hospital with what the police described as non life-threatening injuries. Lt. Robert Tribble said yesterday’s accident at 4:30 occurred within the E.N. 1st and Walnut intersection, involving two cars. According to Tribble, the driver of the Dodge received a ticket charging dis-regarding…

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A Seneca-Oconee partnership

October 31, 2013
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Sometimes two is better than one! The Seneca city administrator, Greg Dietterick, has a place on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Dietterick is being granted 10 minutes to address the council on the topic of a partnership between his city and the county. County Council’s meeting takes place Tuesday at…

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Junior Beta Club’s membership exceeds 100!

October 31, 2013
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Junior Beta Club’s membership exceeds 100!

 The recent induction of 80 Walhalla Middle School students as members of their school’s Junior Beta Club has boosted the club’s membership past the 100 mark. The latest inductees—7th and 8th graders—joined the club during an October 15 ceremony, in which Walhalla High student Carson Brewer served as guest speaker. Carson is a former club…

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“Expert” witness on the stand

October 31, 2013
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An engineer from Westminster settled into the witness chair at 3:25 yesterday afternoon in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. And it’s from there that Derek Hodgin’s testimony will likely continue until some time today. As a forensic engineer, Hodgin and his company specialize in investigations of building problems. In this instance, he has been retained…

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