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Hikers airlifted from park

January 6, 2014

The North Carolina Helicopter and Aquatic Rescue Team (NCHART) airlifted three stranded South Carolina hikers who spent a bitterly cold and wet night on the Appalachian Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The three were taken to Asheville’s Mission Hospital. Responding rangers had stabilized the men in the field with dry clothing, sleeping bags,…

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Tech touts study

January 6, 2014

Tri-County Technical College is drawing attention to a new study that re-enforces the idea that it pays to invest in education. Tech commissioned an outside company to analyze the socio-economic benefits and return investment of the college that serves Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. “Probably the best example is that folks are going to work.…

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Pet food donated to Tamassee shelter

January 6, 2014

The Salem branch of the Oconee Public Library and Printing  Solutions of Walhalla collected more than 200 pounds of pet food and treats for Sundance Stables Animal Rescue of Tamassee. It’s a no-kill, non-profit, all-volunteer shelter.

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Lawmakers to meet the public tonight

January 6, 2014

Oconee’s state lawmakers will discuss the start of a new legislative session tonight. The delegation’s annual meeting also serves as a chance for members of the public to address the lawmakers. All requests for spots on the agenda, however, were due by last Thursday. Tonight’s delegation meeting begins at 5:30 at the Seneca City Hall.

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Start of electric bus service delayed

January 6, 2014

Seneca’s fleet of electric buses will not debut today, as scheduled. The city’s Ed Halbig reports a problem with the charging stations means the buses that will run regular routes today are the gas diesel buses. In the meantime, the electric buses will be on the roads, shadowing the gas diesel buses.

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School buses on the road!

January 6, 2014

The Christmas break has finally ended for Oconee public schools. Classes open for the last half of the academic year at regular time this morning. And that means those yellow school buses are back on the roads today. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “….it appears we’ve dodged the possibility of snow for today.  The Arctic…

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First born is Hunter Patrick Smith

January 2, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s first baby born in 2014 arrived at 1:46 this morning. The hospital has identified the newborn as Hunter Patrick Smith, son of Megan Pruitt. The boy weighed in at six pounds, 15.6 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.    

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Two hours in: OC’s first 2014 tragedy

January 2, 2014

Post-mortems take place today to help the coroner’s office document the fatal injuries suffered by two Oconee County children in yesterday’s accident in which their mother was the driver. According to the highway patrol, the driver was Melissa Cassandra Patton. The Dodge Durango driven by Patton hit a Utica Baptist Church sign on the Wells…

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Rare home development in the works!

January 2, 2014

The hard right that the country’s housing industry took during the Great Recession five years ago was a near knock-out punch for home sales and home building. But at the start of 2014 word comes of a new home development destined for Lake Keowee in the Ebenezer Community. It’s there this morning at the 4-way…

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“Persons of interest being interviewed at this time”

January 2, 2014

Two people are believed to have been involved today in the shooting and killing of a  man at a home this morning near Seneca, inside the Utica community. First indications, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, are that what happened on Ames Street was a home invasion whose purpose was robbery. A woman at that home…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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