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Wreck in front of business

August 19, 2013
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Two cars collided during the noon hour today on Seneca’s W. N. 1st Street, and one of the drivers was sent to the hospital for treatment. The police say the accident, in front of the Seneca Pawn Shop, forced them to shut down one lane of the street headed in the direction of the downtown.

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Arrest made in fiber optics theft

August 19, 2013
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Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports an arrest in a case of stolen fiber optics equipment. More arrests are anticipated. A 44-year old Seneca man, James Gus Orr Jr., was arrested Friday by sheriff’s officers and charged with receiving stolen goods. The theft in June from Jet Commercial on Seneca’s Wells Highway remains under investigation. Fiber optics…

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Central man arrested in Westminster

August 19, 2013
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A 24-year old resident of the Pickens County town of Central was arrested early yesterday morning in Westminster on multiple charges. The police say they were alerted around 4 a-m to between four and six shots fired in the vicinity of E. North Avenue and Lakeside Drive. According to law enforcement records, a police canvas…

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On his 90th, Sandifer gives back to his town

August 19, 2013
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A leading Westminster citizen is celebrating his birthday by giving back to a city that has been good to him and his family. Cecil Sandifer, funeral home owner, turned 90 years old yesterday. Today he donated $9 thousand to three of the city’s good causes. At an event at the Westminster Depot, Sandifer’s daughter, Mimi…

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CSFD busy as it gets

August 19, 2013
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The volunteers who man the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department found themselves as busy as it gets when it comes to emergencies. There were no fires, but the rainy morning made for a variety of calls. According to Fire Chief Mike Zambito, those calls included car accidents and a tree down on an electric service line to…

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Oconee’s descending jobless rate

August 19, 2013
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Between June and July, the Oconee County unemployment rate fell about one-half of one percentage point. It’s now 8.7%, according to a report today from the state Department of Employment and Workforce. Like the state as a whole, the Oconee rate over the last year has fallen by more than a full percentage point. The…

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Schools open tomorrow!

August 19, 2013
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Everyone is being asked to be mindful of a change in routine that’ll begin before tomorrow’s sunrise. Oconee public schools return tomorrow, and the district superintendent is asking motorists to be careful in the vicinity of schools and bus stops. Dr. Mike Lucas is aware that many parents prefer to drive their children to school…

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Rain creates road hazards

August 19, 2013
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A small white car sits with its nose pointed down a small embankment this morning off SC 183—the Westminster-Walhalla Highway. This morning’s accident occurred one mile south of where Hefner Road meets 183 and is typical of the conditions motorists are facing this morning. A light to moderate rainfall has created the potential for hazardous…

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Top Gun Jonathan Hodge

August 19, 2013
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The courses that Jonathan Hodge took in college pointed him to a career in law enforcement. In his training for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Hodge distinguished himself with his proficiency in handling weapons. The Sheriff’s Office announces that Hodge has become the second graduate of the state Criminal Justice Academy since Sheriff Mike Crenshaw took…

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Adult education switching to computer tests

August 19, 2013
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A sea change ahead in the testing method for the high school equivalent of a diploma through adult education. Beginning after the first of 2014, the test for the GED will be computer-based only. After January, no more paper tests will be administered. In the interim, Oconee Adult Education is accepting students free of charge…

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