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Seneca’s population virtually unchanged

April 1, 2014

In two years time, according to an estimate from the Census Bureau, Seneca’s population fell by four residents. In the 2010 Census, Seneca sported a population of 8, 102. Two years later, Oconee’s largest municipality lost four residents, for a current estimated population of 8,098. Nearby Clemson is gaining residents. The Census Bureau reports that…

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West Union man charged in child sex case

April 1, 2014

The West Union police have announced criminal sexual conduct with minor charges against a 32-year old town resident. The police say Mark Timothy Todd of Schroder Street was booked last night into the Oconee Detention Center, accused in two warrants in incidents that allegedly involved a young boy. The incidents are alleged to have occurred…

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Zane-Bloser handwriting recommended

April 1, 2014

Out of concern for the handwriting abilities of today’s students, a 23-member Oconee School District panel recommends the adoption of a curriculum that stresses cursive writing skills. Only a few years ago the cursive style of writing, with its flowing strokes and rounded angles, was on the wane in Oconee public schools. But now a…

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Two hurt in Westminster mishap

April 1, 2014

Last night’s accident in Westminster injured two people and left thousands of dollars in property damage. The police say a Chevy SUV, driven by Westminster resident Patricia Baker, left SC 183 and struck a commercial building at the 123-183 intersection. The impact dropped the building awning on top of the car. Chief Dean Awalt said…

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CU professor focuses on Libya’s higher education future

April 1, 2014
CU professor focuses on Libya’s higher education future

 An assistant professor of communication studies at Clemson, Darren Linvill, joined colleagues from around the world to discuss the future of the educational system in the mid east country of Libya. The conference that Linvill participated in took place in Turkey. He was one of five scholars from U-S institutions. In the aftermath of the…

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Grant allows Seneca High produce garden

April 1, 2014
Grant allows Seneca High produce garden

 A grant of $2 thousand allows Seneca High School to engage its students to recognize the value of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Grant received by Seneca’s Transition to Independence class allows for the purchase of a greenhouse that’ll lengthen the growing season for fruits and vegetables. With the help…

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Drug charges land man and woman in jail

April 1, 2014

A man and a woman near Salem were jailed on multiple drug charges. Those charges were placed against Richard Dale Cobb, 43, and Hope Danielle Moman, 21, of Jocassee Lake Road Friday—a day after the two were questioned and interviewed by deputies. Officers from SWAT, the narcotics division, criminal investigations and the helicopter Ranger One…

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It’s voting day in the Seneca area

April 1, 2014

Voters in the Seneca area have a date at the polls today to cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice. Andy Inabinet and Paul Cain are engaging in a special primary to decide the Republican nominee to run for the open District Three seat on the Oconee County Council. Voting today takes place…

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Car strikes building supports

April 1, 2014

A car left SC 183/the Walhalla Road in Westminster last night and struck the supports for a brick building at the 123 traffic light intersection. The police say the driver was taken to the hospital with what they say are non-life threatening injuries. Chief Dean Awalt said once the car hit the building supports, the…

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“A personnel matter that is being addressed….”

April 1, 2014

A complaint of cyber bullying against a Walhalla High administrator is being investigated by district officials. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, told 96.3/WGOG NEWS that while the investigation is being made the administrator, Walhalla High assistant principal Charlie Fowler, has been placed on leave. In response to reports about a petition seeking Fowler’s dismissal because…

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  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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