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Please count our vanishing fireflies

May 28, 2013
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An icon of Southern summers, fireflies, are fewer these times, and harder to find in some communities along the coast—because of urban development and forestry practices. By joining this year’s Firefly Count this Saturday, you can find out if the firefly population in your neighborhood is declining. The census is a Clemson University project. People…

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The police are accredited!

May 28, 2013
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The Clemson University Police Department has been accredited by South Carolina Law Enforcement Administration Inc. Through the accreditation process, law enforcement agencies are able to implement a body of professional standards that improve their ability to prevent and control crime, more efficiently deliver services, cooperate and coordinate with other law enforcement agencies and increase citizen…

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Meeting cancelled!

May 28, 2013
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Seneca City Hall has announced the cancellation of tonight’s scheduled meeting to consider a contract matter.

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No significant problems reported

May 28, 2013
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Though the crowds were large for the Charlie Daniels Band concert Saturday in Seneca, there were no significant problems with that crowd or the traffic—in the estimation of the city police. Six arrests were made—three for public disorderly conduct and one each for open container, theft of a purse, and possession of a controlled substance.…

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Former plant property “under contract”

May 28, 2013
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Oconee County property that, for decades, was home to the Milliken-DeFore textile manufacturing operation is closer to a new use. It’s the 40-acres or so near the 93-123 juncture that backs up to Lake Hartwell. At this month’s meeting of the county Economic Development Commission, the property was referred to as a “planned commercial, mix-use…

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End in sight for new Anderson highway

May 28, 2013
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Work begins today on the final surface for the East-West connector, a new multi-lane highway in Anderson County that should provide a safer way for motorists in the northern part of that county to reach Anderson shopping areas. Marty McKee of Seneca’s Thrift Development says his company envisions the official opening of the five-lane highway…

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Holiday weekend mishaps

May 28, 2013
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Holiday weekend mishaps

No one appeared injured in a Highway 76 car accident around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about halfway between Westminster and Long Creek. On Saturday a boat capsized on Lake Jocassee. According to Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services, a fishing boat scooped up two people out of the water—and the incident ended safely.

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“Honoring All Who Went and Never Returned”

May 27, 2013
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“Lest we forget” and “Honoring All Who Went and Never Returned” were the answers supplied in Walhalla today to the question of why America celebrates Memorial Day. West-Oak Middle School student Caelee Norris and Walhalla High student Sydney Hood, first place essay winners, keynoted this year’s Oconee Memorial Day Ceremony, sponsored by the Oconee County…

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Walhallans at the White House now!

May 24, 2013
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Members of the Walhalla Middle School Band are reported this afternoon on a visit to the White House. It’s part of their weekend journey that’ll take them to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to perform an arrangement of “Gettysburg” to be given Sunday at the battlefield. Accompanying the band members is Greg Day of Southern Wesleyan University, arranger…

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Alexander: $500M a start!

May 24, 2013
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When the true need amounts to billions, $500 million sounds like a drop in the bucket. But State Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his South Carolina Senate colleagues apparently think it’s a step in the right direction. Alexander says he’s pleased to have been part of a successful Senate action Thursday to borrow…

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