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Jury verdict exonerates Salem man

October 29, 2013

A jury’s verdict, in the estimation of the defense lawyer, resolved a one-day trial in the Oconee General Sessions Court—in apparent record time. The jury found Dale Eugene Morgan of Salem not guilty of indecent exposure on April 1 this year. Morgan had been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a few days after answering…

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Senecan sent to prison for threats

October 29, 2013

A Seneca woman pleaded guilty today to making nearly 30 telephoned bomb threats. Melissa Ann Griggs was sent to prison for three years, after being sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. The plea and sentence today put an end to a case that, at the start of 2013, had the Seneca and Clemson areas…

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Seneca approves one contract, to negotiate a second

October 29, 2013

Seneca City Council has given its utilities superintendent the authority to enter a contract with a construction company to convert a former school building into the new home of the city’s Light and Water Department. According to Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey, once the former Kellett Elementary School, now owned by the city, is renovated for utility…

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Time to get political!

October 29, 2013

An event tonight in Walhalla apparently will be the only time that city voters can sample this year’s council candidates from a collection of all of those running before the arrival of Election Day. The chamber of commerce has turned to attorney Tim Merrell to moderate tonight’s event, which is designed for all six candidates…

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Seneca takes steps to create new museum

October 29, 2013
Seneca takes steps to create new museum

Seneca has begun steps to create a second museum—on the grounds of its other museum, the Lunney Museum. The new museum, to be named for Martha Strickland, will help recognize the city’s African-American history. A sketch of what it could look like was provided the mayor and council during a special meeting last night at…

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Extending design-review guidelines

October 29, 2013

In the opinion of Seneca’s director of planning and community development, a spurt of commercial development on E. N. 1st Street and the By-Pass points up the need for design-review guidelines to be extended to other parts of the city. Currently, such guidelines apply only to buildings and property adjoining the city’s historic district downtown.…

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Central man charged with CU burglary

October 29, 2013
Central man charged with CU burglary

  Campus police at Clemson have arrested a Central man who they saw unlawfully entered a student residence hall and an individual’s room. Quincy Lashaxie Burt, 21, who is not a university student or employee, was charged Thursday with first-degree burglary—a felony. The police say a man followed a female student from downtown Clemson to…

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More time to pinpoint the cause

October 28, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief says more time will be required before investigators assign a cause for the September fire that heavily damaged the Presbyterian Church on E. Main Street. But Doug Kelley says the cause could be determined in a just a couple of days. “SLED and ATF came back in Friday and started doing…

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Tech workshop in the higher elevations

October 28, 2013

Asheville, North Carolina has been selected as the location for this weekend’s workshop meeting of the Tri-County Technical College commissioners. The commissioners, as a board, will hold two days of work meetings Saturday and Sunday in the John Cecil board room at Asheville’s Double Tree Hotel. They’ll get a financial update, a report from Tech…

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Fall back one hour weekend

October 28, 2013

It’s the one weekend a year when you’ll gain one hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time ends in this part of the country this weekend. And a good way to keep the right time is to move your clocks and watches back one hour before going to bed this Saturday night.  The time-change weekend is…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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