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Suspected burglar found at car dealer’s door

March 7, 2014

Oconee deputies stopped a white Mustang near an open gate at Edwards Auto Sales late Wednesday night and found five to six sets of car keys. They say they then found a man at the door to the showroom. That man was cuffed and arrested. According to the sheriff’s office, Bradley Billy Wayne Smith, 33…

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‘Shine seized near Westminster

March 7, 2014
‘Shine seized near Westminster

There’s still moonshine to be had in Oconee County, even in these contemporary times. But it was the law that had the shine after a raid late yesterday afternoon. While investigating a complaint, a state DNR officer found a still in plain view outside a storage building. Several mason jars were filled with a clear…

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Walhalla judicial board makes quick decision

March 7, 2014

In fewer than 15 minutes last night, Kay Owens of Walhalla got what she needed. The city’s board of zoning appeals granted Owens an exception to the zoning ordinance that will allow her to apply to the state for a beer and wine permit for her Palmetto Bakery and Café on Main Street. Walhalla has…

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Candidates and crowd left out in a cold rain

March 7, 2014

The candidates and their followers will have to wait another week. Last night’s scheduled forum for the two men running for Seat Three, Oconee County Council was called off when it was discovered that the meeting room had no lights, no heat, and no chairs. On behalf of the group Limited Government for Oconee, Judy…

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Students get early start in SC’s largest industry

March 6, 2014

South Carolina Department of Agriculture estimates that farming and forestry combine to generate more than $30 billion a year in the state economy. But the most recent census lists the average age of South Carolina farmers at 59 years old—higher than the national average by one year. Just 11% of South Carolina farmers are under…

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Fashion event to raise money for Safe Harbor

March 6, 2014

An event will raise money for Safe Harbor tonight at a posh Greenville club. It’s a fashion show and auction starting at 6 o’clock at the Greenville Poinsett Club. Safe Harbor advocate Kay Davis says the sold out event likely will bring in between $30 and $40 thousand dollars to be shared by Safe Harbor’s…

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Seneca fire

March 6, 2014

Fire fighters discovered smoke this morning coming from a mobile home near a Seneca church. The fire call location is Williams Street near S. Stribling. No injuries reported. The police are providing traffic control at the scene.

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Jazz on the Alley returns April 3

March 6, 2014

Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley returns for a new season April 3. It’s an outdoor musical event Thursday evenings from 5 To 6:30. This year’s opening band will be Funk Factory Jazz, starring Mia from the motion picture “Anchorman 2.” There, broadcasting live will be WYFF-TV’s John Cessarich, the meteorologist.

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OSD’s “Math Madness” is Saturday

March 6, 2014

The Oconee Industrial Group announced a $2 thousand grant today to sponsor the county School District’s Math Madness event. More than 400 students in third through fifth grade come together Saturday morning at Walhalla High School to compete in algorithms, problem solving, and team competition. “The OCIG is proud to sponsor the event for the…

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Basic training graduate Tony Garner

March 6, 2014

Army Private Anthony Garner has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. He’s the son of Valerie Garner of Seneca and Tony Garner of Columbus, Georgia. Private Garner is a 2011 graduate of Seneca High School.

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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