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Governor hopeful to raise money in OC

April 21, 2014

A hopeful for South Carolina governor will be in Oconee County next week to raise money for his campaign. Vincent Sheheen will appear at a fundraiser on his behalf at the Tiki Hut restaurant near Seneca Wednesday, April 30.

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Urging a vote May 20

April 21, 2014

Regardless of party affiliation, the leader of Oconee Democrats, Rosellen Aleguire, says all eligible Seneca voters should remember to cast a ballot during a special election next month. On Tuesday, May 20 voters in Oconee County Council District Three are being asked to go to the polls and select a candidate to complete an unexpired…

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Fire damages new Seneca beauty parlor

April 21, 2014

Fire broke out during the rain Saturday evening in a new beauty salon on Seneca’s Frontage Road near Miracle Circle. Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee said the fire was confined to two rooms in the Beautiful You Hair Care and its cause was being investigated on Saturday. No one was injured. At the time…

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Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

April 19, 2014

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County…

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Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

April 17, 2014

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around…

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Libraries closed Easter weekend

April 17, 2014

After the close of business today, Oconee public libraries will remain closed through the weekend. The libraries are closed tomorrow for system-wide staff training. They’ll remain closed Saturday and Sunday for Easter,

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Economic development brewing at Clemson?

April 17, 2014

At their meeting next week, Clemson City Council members are to receive a report from Mayor J-C Cook and representatives of Pacolet-Milliken Enterprises about a joint venture for an economic development initiative. Clemson City Council meets at 7:30 Monday night at City Hall.

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Congressman wants to hear from you!

April 17, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan wants to hear from his constituents, especially those from Oconee County. The 3rd District Republican has scheduled a listening session in Seneca. It’ll take 8:45 to 10 o’clock Saturday morning, May 3 at Jimmy’s Restaurant. Everyone is invited.

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Easter weekend travelers and those gas prices

April 17, 2014

If you drive in South Carolina, you probably don’t need to be told that gasoline prices, since Christmas, have climbed 35.9 cents a gallon. Even though Easter is a typical stay-at-home holiday, Easter gas prices always serve as a pre-cursor to higher prices beginning May 1. The motor club AAA Carolinas says May 1 is…

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Judicial candidate Sprpuse “complaint-free”

April 17, 2014

According to the South Carolina Judicial Merit Selection Commission, the period in which to file a complaint against Seneca attorney Scott Sprouse passed Monday—without any complaints filed. As the only candidate for Circuit Court, Tenth Circuit, Seat Two, Sprouse is on the road toward confirmation. He and the other hopefuls for judgeships across the state…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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