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First thing to say is “thanks”

November 8, 2013

A state department head from Columbia said last night at the Hamilton Career Center that the first thing he wanted to say to all of the people who make Oconee’s free medical clinic possible is thank you. Before making the keynote talk at Rosa Clark’s annual appreciation dinner, Anthony Keck of the Department of Health…

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Jury sides with townhome owners

November 8, 2013

Verdicts amounting to $5 million dollars have been awarded to the plaintiffs in an Oconee County civil trial that alleged construction defects at a Lake Keowee home development. Those verdicts were returned by a Common Pleas jury last night in favor of Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association and individual townhouse owners. The jury returned…

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Rosa Clark fetes those who make it possible

November 8, 2013

A tablecloth dinner, prepared by the culinary students at Hamilton Career Center, awaited the volunteers, donors and staff that make Oconee County’s only free medical clinic possible. Rosa Clark Medical Clinic held its annual appreciation dinner last night. The clinic, on Seneca’s South Oak Street, is able to provide free prescription medications and physician and…

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Angela Hamilton compiled Adams’ history

November 8, 2013

The home development Adams subdivision behind the Seneca Fire Department is known for its single-family homes, a couple of large churches, and a nationwide distinction accorded a 20th century woman referred to last night in high esteem. It fell to Angela Hamilton to wrap a bow around the lively and spirited community meeting where Adams…

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Presbyterians decide to rebuild

November 8, 2013

A cause for the September fire that damaged the Walhalla Presbyterian Church still eludes fire fighters and the congregation. But a report from a structural engineer suggests that remaining walls of the E. Main Street church are sound. And that’s enough, according to church spokesman Thomas Alexander, for the congregation to rebuild at the existing…

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L&W complex project opposition grows

November 8, 2013

More than 100 people filled the social hall of a Seneca church last night as Adams subdivision residents and sympathetic others got the chance to question two city leaders. Whether it was a question or a statement, the audience was resilient in protest of the city’s plans to build a utilities complex on the property…

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Jury rules for the plaintiffs

November 8, 2013

The jury in the Oconee Common Pleas Court returned verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs in a trial over construction defects at their lakeside town homes. It was a verdict awarding the property owners of Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association a total of $5 million to pay for repairs to first phase Stoneledge town…

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CU student arrested on drug charges

November 7, 2013

An 18-year old student has been charged with multiple drug offenses on the campus of Clemson University. The university police arrested Joseph Michael Bates of Summerville yesterday in his room. The arrest was made by officers patrolling Johnstone Hall. Bates was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and with possession with intent to…

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Finding meaningful work for the returning vet

November 7, 2013

America’s military heroes on foreign shores sadly often have trouble finding meaningful work when they return to their homeland. Two representatives of a Washington area-based program that tries to connect returning military personnel with corporate America spoke at today’s Seneca Rotary Club meeting and urged the Rotarians to use their influence to help. Jim Hanvey…

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Group works to mark historic W-O District homes

November 7, 2013

Brass plaques are available to identify historic houses in the West-Oak District. It’s a current project of the seven-year old Westminster Area Historic Preservation Society. So far, 15 plaques have arrived. “They are beautiful,” says Mildred Spearman of the WAHPS. To qualify for a plaque, the house must have been built before 1930. The Historic…

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