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Shooting up the town with BB guns

January 10, 2014

The Seneca police would love to get their hands on some vandals. Someone during the night used BB guns to cause damage on North First Street. By late morning, the police counted one vehicle damaged and at least two store fronts.  

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$900K goal reached and surpassed!

January 10, 2014

For what purpose did Oconeeans dig deep into their pockets and raise $900 thousand in one year’s time? The answer, as supplied this morning at the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, is the purpose of opening the county’s first shelter for the abused. In fact, thanks to a grant, the campaign to allow Safe Harbor of Greenville…

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Seneca near ready to salute special month

January 10, 2014

Plans are coming together for Seneca’s annual observance of African-American History Month. The main event, the annual luncheon, will take place Thursday, February 7 and will feature three speakers, along with artwork from the island country of Barbados. Mollie Smith of the office of Seneca Events says details will be announced about the time and…

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Niagara Falls froze, so did Walhalla Pool

January 10, 2014

The freeze that gripped the country this week froze bodies of water—-all the way from Niagara Falls to the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. But John Galbreath doesn’t want the cold temperatures to fool Walhalla city leaders. Galbreath, the city recreation director, told the mayor and council that January is not too soon to begin to…

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Restoring a 40-hour work week

January 10, 2014

U-S Senator Tim Scott says his amendment to the extension of unemployment insurance would restore the 40-hour work week which he says has been unraveled by the provisions of Obamacare. The employer mandate under the health law now requires employers to provide insurance to full-time employees and defines “full time” as 30 hour a week,…

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Examining the Governor’s plan

January 10, 2014

Though not all details have been fully fleshed out, Oconee’s superintendent of education has begun to examine Governor Haley’s plan for South Carolina education in 2014. Dr. Mike Lucas says he’s always happy when there’s a greater focus on the public schools. Lucas has drawn some preliminary conclusions about how the Haley plan would impact…

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Duncan draws attention to Washington hearing

January 10, 2014

Congressman Jeff Duncan is part of an oversight hearing in Washington today on seismic exploration in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf. The hearing, “The Science behind Discovery: Seismic Exploration and the Future of the Atlantic OCS”, takes place this morning and will include testimony by Dr. James Knapp of the University of South Carolina. Knapp…

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Ginny Sibley remebered with donation

January 10, 2014

A donation in the memory of Ginny Sibley has been received by the project to establish Old St. John’s Meeting House and Wedding Chapel at Kaufmann Square in Walhalla. Sibley was a member of the original design/build team of “Walhalla Beautification Committee” led by the late Don Moss. Moss worked with city to establish Kaufmann…

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Contractor familiar with the job ahead

January 10, 2014

Walhalla leaders say the builder chosen for the bathroom project at Kaufmann Square has been interested in the project for some time and is aware of the ins-and-outs that govern the grant that allows for the work. At its meeting this week, a committee of the city council recommended Duvall Construction for the work, at…

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Power outages in Westminster

January 10, 2014

A downed line at 5 this morning has led to power outages in Westminster. The line fell at E. Main and Robin Road.

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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