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Holly Springs fire under investigation

May 8, 2014

A fire yesterday afternoon destroyed a shop and contents on the Miller Farm Road in the Holly Spring Community near Westminster. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the fire was well in progress by the time fire fighters reached the scene. Long Creek and Cleveland volunteer fire departments responded to the call sounded at…

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Second lieutenants to be commissioned

May 8, 2014

Clemson University’s Army and Air Force ROTC units hold a joint ceremony at 1:30 this afternoon in Tillman Hall Auditorium to commission 30 second lieutenants. Nineteen students will receive commissions into the Army and 11 will receive commissions into the Air Force.  

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Scott to question Obamacare cabinet nominee

May 8, 2014

At a Washington hearing this morning, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott plans to question Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Burwell’s first confirmation hearing begins at 9:30 and will air live on C-SPAN 3. Scott, who is pushing the repeal and the replacement of Obamacare, plans to ask…

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Seneca suspends business license

May 8, 2014

Seneca officials say the city yesterday suspended the business license of a W. N. 1st Street store and announced its intent to revoke the license. The police say they served papers on the business Purple Haze, where in recent days law enforcement seized what’s alleged to be several pounds of a synthetic drug. According to…

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Intersection accident injures one

May 8, 2014

Two cars collided early yesterday afternoon in Seneca, at the intersection of By-Pass 123 and Seneca Drive. The accident slowed traffic in both directions and sent one of the drivers to the hospital. Lt. Robert Tribble said the injured driver would be issued a citation charging failure to yield right-of-way.

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Stolen car turns up in Lake Hartwell

May 7, 2014

A car stolen yesterday morning from the parking lot of Seneca’s Wal-Mart wound up in Lake Hartwell. And sheriff’s officers believe the person who took the car deliberately drove it into the lake. The victim in the incident, a Wal-Mart employee, while on break yesterday morning, discovered the car missing. An investigation led officers to…

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Clemson students wins $100K

May 7, 2014

A Clemson student from Long Island, New York who receives a master’s degree Friday says she’ll pay off her student loans and establish a scholarship with the $100 thousand she won for developing manufacturing software. Valerie Pezzullo, 24 years old, won first place in the MTConnect Challenge 2 for an application that detects vibrations in…

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Tech’s spring commencement

May 7, 2014

Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck delivers Tri-County Tech’s spring commencement address tomorrow night at 6 at the Anderson Civic Center. Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded to 580 students. Selleck became chairman and president in 2011. He is responsible for the coordination of all operations of the Michelin Group in North America. Besides…

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McCall eyes dangerous exotic snake law

May 7, 2014

Most people know enough to stay away from dangerous snakes, but there are some people in Oconee County who fancy such snakes as pets. And that, County Councilman Wayne McCall fears, creates danger for them and others. As the chairman of the county committee concerned with public safety and health, McCall is seeking support for…

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Deputy honored as mentor

May 7, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s deputy Charles Mulwee proudly wears a pin on his uniform that recognizes him as a mentor to elementary school children in Seneca. Mulwee volunteers as a mentor to children at the Blue Ridge, Northside and Ravenel elementary schools. And recently, he was among a group of volunteers who received special recognition during a…

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  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • 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"
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