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Bogus bills turn up in Walhalla and West Union

May 30, 2013
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Fake currency has turned up in Walhalla and West Union, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating. The first incident occurred last Saturday in Walhalla when a woman who was in the process of selling a piece of furniture discovered the intended buyer had left her with a counterfeit $20 bill. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for…

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Roundup UPDATE

May 30, 2013
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The numbers of drug suspects being sent to the Oconee Detention Center from today’s sweep by the Seneca Police Department is expected to swell the prisoner count. At last report, 18 to 20 of the 38 suspects were in custody. Capt. Steve Pruitt at the Law Enforcement Center said today’s overall count stood at 133—11…

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Why “scoping” sessions differs from public hearing

May 30, 2013
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The heading of an announcement reads, “Public hearings Begin to Plan for the Future of Atlanta-Charlotte Passenger Rail Service.” But a representative of the South Carolina Department of Transportation today explained why it’s better to refer to next week’s events as public “scoping” sessions in place of public hearings. “It’s more general in nature, more…

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Thirty-eight drug suspects sought

May 30, 2013
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In Seneca, the war against drugs is an ongoing struggle. And that struggle has resumed today with a police round up of 38 suspects—wanted on 70 warrants, charging an array of offenses, according to Police Chief John Covington. By 10 o’clock this morning, 20 suspects had been arrested. Covington says the sweep will continue through…

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ACC Clean Energy Challenge

May 30, 2013
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A team of Clemson University bio-systems engineering faculty and students won a $5 thousand second place prize in the ACC Clean Energy Challenge. Named Brewcovery, the team created a plan for converting food and brewery waste into sustainable products for growing grains and energy crops.

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Townville exits tourney

May 30, 2013
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A Dixie Youth baseball tournament at Seneca is underway this week, with one less entrant. City Recreation Director Rick Lacey has confirmed that, following a protest made by a Walhalla coach, the Townville Recreation Department withdrew its teams from 7 and 8-year old competition. The protest involved a game Tuesday night and a question of…

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WorkLink gets a new executive in charge

May 30, 2013
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The organization that strives to connect companies and employers in the tri-counties has a new official in charge. Doug Allen, a former personnel director for a major manufacturer, has been named executive director of WorkLink Workforce Investment Board, serving Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties.

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Two county parks overflow with visitors

May 30, 2013
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Oconee County park officials say the crowds during the Memorial Day weekend filled two county parks beyond capacity. Phil Shirley, director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says the county was happy to host the visitors. At one point, High Falls Park had to close the gate to additional guests. Some of those turned away found…

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Demolition of old house approved

May 30, 2013
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The current owner of a Seneca house that dates back to the late 1800s will be permitted to demolish the structure, but a city regulatory board will require an area sought for parking to be left as green space. The Board of Architectural Review Tuesday night approved a certificate of appropriateness for the Seneca Presbyterian…

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Workman makes presentation tonight

May 30, 2013
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Developer Neal Workman makes a presentation tonight during the annual membership meeting and awards dinner of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. The presentation by Workman, chairman of Trehel Corporation, is titled, “Community Vibrancy…It Requires Choices.” The dinner takes place at 6 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium.

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