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Killing the death tax

June 20, 2013
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U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, has joined colleagues in favor of legislation to permanently repeal the death tax. In announcing his position, Scott refers to a study by a former director of the Congressional Budget Office that found repealing the tax would create 1.5 million more small business jobs and lower the country’s…

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Today’s Seneca Rotary meeting

June 20, 2013
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Seneca Rotarians this afternoon learn about the project to build the new Walhalla High School. Guest speakers for the Rotary meeting are Richard Alexander and Dr. Michael Thorsland of the Oconee School District.

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Search for presumed drowning victim

June 20, 2013
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Rescue crews are expected to resume the search at daylight this morning for a man presumed to have drowned in the Chattooga River. After several hours yesterday, crews suspended their search in a remote section at Long Creek. Efforts this morning are to send rescuers by boat and on trail, but their success is likely…

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Home fire near Walhalla

June 20, 2013
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Fire broke out in a home near Walhalla this morning. The first set of fire fighters responded to 122 Warner Mill Road shortly before 2:15 a-m. By 5:30 they remained at the scene, where they worked to put out the last flames. No one reported injured.

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Alexander by Haley’s side as bill is signed

June 19, 2013
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Governor Nikki Haley held a ceremonial signing of a bill that benefits military families. And Thomas Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens senator, stood by the governor’s side as S.417 became law. The Military Occupation, Education and Credentialing Act provides education credits to students either active or honorably discharged from the U-S Armed Forces. It exempts license fees…

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Health officials probing TB case at Clemson

June 19, 2013
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State health officials are contacting about 35 Clemson students, faculty and staff members so they can be tested after coming into “close contact” with a student recently diagnosed with tuberculosis. The screening tests are precautionary because a student is being treated after exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Most of the individuals who are being contacted…

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Budget sail through

June 19, 2013
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There’s a reason Walhalla devotes no more than five minutes to its annual budget hearings. Rarely, if ever, does someone from the public turn out to say something. Four reporters made for last night’s audience, as the hearing preceded city council’s approval of three new budgets to chart Walhalla finances the next 12 months. The…

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Two councilmen call it quits

June 19, 2013
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Walhalla today finds itself short of two city councilmen. One after the other, councilmen James Powell and Deek Biemann stepped down last night—for separate reasons, although the reasons reflect the personal changes in each of the two young men’s lives. For Powell, he’s building a home outside the corporate limits. Council service is limited to…

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Traffic accident near Seneca

June 19, 2013
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State troopers report injuries in an accident around 8:45 this morning near Seneca—at the traffic light intersection of Sheep Farm and Bountyland roads.

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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

June 18, 2013
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Thieves strike Jet Commercial

The Seneca area company working on Oconee’s Broadband FOCUS project reports it’s the victim of thievery. Someone stole $30 thousand worth of fiber optics equipment, along with hand tools, apparently over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Department reports security cameras show a vehicle entering Jet Commercial’s lot on the Wells Highway around 2:45 Sunday morning. One…

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