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Camping fees rising

December 19, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers announces camping fee changes at campgrounds at both lakes Hartwell and J-Strom Thurmond. All camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased two dollars a night. All other campsite fees remain the same. At Lake Hartwell, fees to single sites with electricity and water hookups cost $24-$26 a night;…

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Graduation day at Clemson University

December 19, 2013

It’s graduation day at Clemson University. More than 1,100 students are to receive diplomas in ceremonies at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Yesterday James Barker, the retiring Clemson president, thanked the faculty and staff during what was his last general faculty meeting. About 100 people attended the meeting held at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

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Graham nixes budget deal

December 19, 2013

President Obama is expected to sign a budget deal, but it’s a deal that South Carolina’s senior U-S senator opposes. Senator Lindsey Graham announced he voted in the minority, as the budget deal passed the Senate 64-36. Graham’s reason? The deal cuts retirement benefits for current and future military retirees. He calls unacceptable asking those…

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Suspicious vehicle sighting leads to arrest

December 19, 2013

An Oconee sheriff’s deputy spotted a suspicious car on the premises of a business closed for the night. That sighting two weeks ago led to the arrest this week of a 32-year old Seneca man, charged with possessing tools capable of being used in a crime. The deputy found a dark-colored Honda backed in close…

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Campus police arrest Seneca man

December 19, 2013

Campus police at Clemson arrested a Seneca man who they say entered a residence hall room and took items from a student’s purse. Richard Clayton Sr. was being held in the city jail charged with burglary first degree, financial transaction card theft, petty larceny, and trespassing after notice. The police believe Clayton followed someone into…

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“Penny” applications begin to mount

December 18, 2013

Official word is out on two requests pending before the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission to share in the potential of one-cent local sales tax money. The board of trustees for the Oconee Public Library this afternoon announces a special meeting 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, January 8 at the Seneca Branch Library to review…

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Jill Moore makes the grade!

December 18, 2013
Jill Moore makes the grade!

  A teacher at West-Oak High, Jill Moore, has become the Oconee School District’s 105th Nationally Board Certified Teacher. Earnestine Williams, district director for human resources, congratulated Moore by saying, “We commend her efforts as she continues to grow professionally to impact student learning in the classrooms.” Most states provide salary incentives and cover the cost…

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Speak directly to your lawmaker next month!

December 18, 2013

Once a year, Oconee’s three state lawmakers gather in one public setting to talk about a new session of the legislature, as well as take the opportunity to hear directly from their constituents. State Senator Thomas Alexander, chairman of the Oconee Legislative Delegation, has announced the delegation’s 2014 public meeting will be 5:30 Monday evening,…

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City councils vote on $610K payment

December 18, 2013

Two city councils cast votes last night against the idea of releasing Oconee County from its annual obligation to pay the Joint Regional Sewer Authority $610 thousand a year. The city councils in Walhalla and Westminster, during their regular December meetings, convened open meetings following executive sessions to officially respond to JRSA resolution 2013-22. In…

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Walhalla gets a new leader!

December 18, 2013

Walhalla has a new member of the city council. Kathy Rogers accepted the oath of office last night to begin a four-year term January 1. The ceremony, administered by Mayor Danny Edwards, took place during last night’s December council meeting. Two incumbents who gained second terms in last month’s election—Josh Holliday and Jennifer Woodward Crawford—also…

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  • 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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