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Students say stay safe, get screened early!

February 21, 2014

Two high school students in Oconee County are spreading awareness about the need for a simple test that can check for colo-rectal cancer. Morgan Fisher and Andrea White are Seneca High School students who take a Bio-Med class at the Hamilton Career Center. Their class has adopted the need for screening as a class project.…

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Political deadline expires at noon

February 21, 2014

For those Seneca residents wanting a role in setting the policies of Oconee County government, a deadline expires at noon today. That’s when the Oconee Elections Office will close the book on sign-ups to run in a special April 1st primary election for Seat Three, County Council. By yesterday afternoon, two men remained the only…

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Overnight!

February 21, 2014

A chase by the highway patrol late last night near Seneca led to a suspect’s car winding up in Lake Hartwell. No major injuries are believed to have resulted. The car went into the water at Carradine Road in the vicinity of the Shiloh Road. At 4:45 this morning, fire fighters responded to a smell…

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Beach weekend for trustees

February 21, 2014

Members of the Oconee School Board of Trustees take part in Myrtle Beach this weekend in the annual convention of the South Carolina School Boards Association. The training given there contributes to trustees efficiency and helps keep them aware of laws and regulations of the state pertaining to public education.

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Water main break leads to advisory

February 21, 2014

A line break resulting in low pressure has prompted the city of Clemson to issue a boil water advisory for seven residential neighborhoods. Those Clemson water customers at Stone Circle, Ligon Street, Bentbrook subdivision, New Hope Road, Helton Street, Clemson Heights, and Cherry Road to Cherry Crossing are advised to vigorously boil their water for…

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I-85 drug bust in broad daylight

February 20, 2014

Two North Carolina residents in a car passing through Oconee County on Interstate-85 are in trouble with the law—for what officers say was found inside their 2007 Chevy Tahoe. Oconee Sheriff’s Office announces the car carried four pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $180 thousand. According to officers, the car was stopped…

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Reserve officer arrested

February 20, 2014

A reserve police officer for Seneca has been arrested. Records show the State Law Enforcement Division this morning arrested Adam Covington on charges of misconduct in office and theft of a controlled substance first offense. Covington is 26 years old.  

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Salem and Walhalla make 1-cent pitches

February 20, 2014

Salem and Walhalla are the latest to make pitches for 1-cent funding—should Oconee County voters say yes to a referendum this November. But first the two municipalities must convince the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission to include their projects on the ballot. Last night, representing his town, Salem town attorney Brad Norton, requested funds…

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Motorcyclist issued five tickets

February 20, 2014

A chase that reached 90 miles an hour on country roads near Seneca ended with Oconee sheriff’s officers capturing their subject and five traffic tickets against the driver. For the violation of failing to observe a stop sign, deputies chased a motorcyclist from SC 24 at Coneross Creek Road, to Sitton Mill Road, to Woody…

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Moulder “put the brakes” on spending

February 20, 2014

Oconee’s finance director, Mark Pulliam, credited Administrator Scott Moulder today for applying sufficient brakes on spending during the last government year. By applying the brakes, Pulliam said, Oconee finished 2012-13 with a higher fund balance than had been projected. Three out of every four dollars generated for the county are derived from the property tax.…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
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