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After days of rain, sun peeks through

December 10, 2013

The sun is making its return today to the sky over Oconee County—just in time for the rescheduled Walhalla Christmas Parade at 5:30 this evening. The sun was out also this morning at the new high school construction site in Picket Post community. And, though the grounds are wet, a district official says the building…

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Fires may be burglary-related

December 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are trying to figure out who’s responsible for crimes in the former mill village of Utica near Seneca. Crimes to be solved are home fires and church burglaries, and the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to relay any information that may be helpful. Jimmy Watt, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says the latest incident…

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Poultry truck wreck blocks intersection

December 10, 2013

A country cross-road near Westminster remains blocked to regular traffic this morning—the result of a poultry truck accident. At one point, that accident left chickens everywhere and a major cleanup facing Oconee County HAZMAT. Bobby Williams, chief of the county’s hazardous materials response team, said the accident occurred around 2 a-m at Greenfield and South…

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“What should have been done was not done”

December 10, 2013

What’s past is past, but two Seneca officials implored a crowd of Adams subdivision residents and others last night that they want to work together to find a satisfactory resolution as to what becomes of the former Kellett Elementary building and property. In ways made clearer than before, Seneca’s utilities director said no longer is…

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Worker’s dismissal leads to police case

December 9, 2013

A 56-year old man in Seneca is accused of kicking and using a stick, possibly a small baseball bat, to beat a co-worker who dismissed him from his job. The police say in the incident the victim was thrown from a loading dock and lost consciousness. The police yesterday arrested Donald Paul Gentile and charged…

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OC factory to make upgrade

December 9, 2013

A $5 million investment is being announced today to upgrade the Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire plant near Westminster. The Westminster Highway operation makes precision flat and fine wire products, along with a special ribbon in the manufacture of solar modules. And the Westminster plant also operates a focus factory dedicated to the research development of…

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For a second time, fire damages Utica home

December 9, 2013

Fire fighters say they quickly put a stop to a fire yesterday at a home near Seneca without anyone having been hurt. But it was the second time since Thanksgiving that fire fighters have found themselves faced by a fire at that same Utica address. Once again, according to Oconee Deputy Fire Chief Grahl Haney…

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Graham to enroll in Obamacare SC

December 9, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham will enroll in Obamacare’s South Carolina health care exchange and forego the special taxpayer subsidy available to members of Congress. “I don’t think Members of Congress should get a special deal,” Graham said in a statement from Washington. “Obamacare is being pushed on the American people and we should live under…

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Volunteers flock to Lake Jocassee

December 9, 2013

On a windy, chilly morning volunteers filled 47 bags with trash found in Oconee County’s Lake Jocassee. Brooks Wade, who helped coordinate the effort, said it was an impressive load of debris—including a 15-gallon garbage can, a five gallon bucket, a car bumper, a pontoon boat door, a piece of guardrail and a table.

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New date for the Walhalla parade

December 9, 2013

Walhalla has a new date and time for its 2013 Christmas parade. It’s now 5:30 tomorrow evening.

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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