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Election ballot fix on the way to becoming law

June 6, 2013
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A conference report on election reform has been approved by the South Carolina Legislature, and the Speaker of the House says the election ballot fix is set to become law. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the conference report combines House and Senate versions into one final act and will be sent to the Governor’s desk…

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Budget time for Westminster

June 6, 2013
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Westminster is getting ready to air out new budgets for the next 12 months of government that begin July 1. At least compared to the current year, fiscal conservatives may like what they find. According to David Smith, city administrator, the proposed spending plans come in at $9.3 million—down from $10.4 million in 2012-13. The…

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OC’s 2013 graduates total 780

June 6, 2013
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By the time the ceremonies finish Saturday, Oconee School District will have sent out into the world with diplomas 780 students—the total graduates in the Class of 2013. The first ceremony, featuring 113 adult education students, takes place tonight in Seneca. Oconee’s four high school graduation ceremonies are Saturday at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum. The numbers…

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Two men arrested in vicinity of burglary

June 6, 2013
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Two men have been arrested by Oconee sheriff’s officers in the vicinity of a night time burglary in the Townville area. Law enforcement reports show charges of larceny and burglary first degree against James Leonard Oshields, 66, and Charles Daniel Barker, 31. Oshields has been identified as a neighbor of the Timberblake One Circle home…

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Storm Andrea prompts readiness

June 6, 2013
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The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed and could potentially affect South Carolina. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center expect Tropical Storm Andrea to produce heavy rain and wind in many parts of the state beginning tonight and lasting through tomorrow morning. The SC Emergency Management Division, county…

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Heavy rainfall today raises safety concerns

June 6, 2013
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According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. John Poole of DHEC says, “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so…

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Vehicle fire stopped quickly

June 6, 2013
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A fire inside a compact pick up truck near Fair Play was extinguished quickly yesterday, according to county fire chief Charlie King. Fire fighters responded to that call around 3:45 p-m on N. Port Bass Drive.    

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Rainfall for the lakes “off to a good start”

June 6, 2013
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Those who take the measure of rain into Lake Hartwell’s sub-basin like what they see. The sub-basin’s 5.24 inches of rain for May exceeded the average for that month. And Tracy Robillard says, “We’re off to a good start for June as well.” Robillard serves as a public affairs specialist for the U-S Army Corps…

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Students tackle medical issues of under-served women

June 6, 2013
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Students from Clemson University’s College of Health, Education and Human Development are tackling the issues of breast cancer and heart disease. They are among the leading causes of death of women ages 45 and older in the country. This summer, nursing and public health sciences students from the college are offering physicals to uninsured, under-served…

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Bank fraud suspect found after six years

June 5, 2013
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The police are reporting an arrest in a case of bank fraud in Seneca—-six years ago. Law enforcement records show a 48-year old woman has been extradited from an Atlanta area jail and is now being held in Oconee County, charged with defrauding Palmetto Bank in the amount of $18 thousand. According to authorities, Gail…

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