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Bail set at $1 million

December 19, 2013

The Seneca judge this afternoon set bond at $1 million for the woman accused of confining two children to a dog house and storage building. Even if Mattie Brooks were able to make bail, she’ll have to abide by conditions imposed by Municipal Judge Danny Singleton—such as no contact with the alleged victims or any…

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Home fire near Westminster

December 19, 2013

Word has reached 96.3/WGOG of a fire this afternoon in a home on Sandy Lane in the Richland-Clearmont area near Westminster. It’s believed that a family of as many as five people are going to require assistance to rebuild their lives. Once we get details of how the community and the general public can help…

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Seneca woman arrested on child abuse charges

December 19, 2013

A Seneca woman faces a bond hearing this afternoon, as the result of her arrest in a three-month investigation. Chief John Covington says Mattie Brooks, arrested this morning on South Walnut Street, is accused of unlawful conduct toward a child and criminal sexual conduct first degree. According to Covington, investigator Mike Terramano has put together…

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Moulder defends job-creation progress

December 19, 2013

The Oconee County administrator said this week the county takes no back seat to neighboring Pickens County when it comes to strides made to create and attract new jobs. Scott Moulder, the Oconee administrator, gave the County Council an earful of job gains recorded by both counties. He said they show Oconee’s efforts, led by…

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Greenville manufacturer expands operations

December 19, 2013

A Greenville maker of silicon carbide products and related composites will expand operations. Advanced Composite Materials today announced a $3 million investment and the creation of six to ten jobs at its location in Greer on the South Buncombe Road. Hiring information will be available in 2014 once capital equipment is installed.

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Camping fees rising

December 19, 2013

The Army Corps of Engineers announces camping fee changes at campgrounds at both lakes Hartwell and J-Strom Thurmond. All camping fees for sites with electricity service have increased two dollars a night. All other campsite fees remain the same. At Lake Hartwell, fees to single sites with electricity and water hookups cost $24-$26 a night;…

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Graduation day at Clemson University

December 19, 2013

It’s graduation day at Clemson University. More than 1,100 students are to receive diplomas in ceremonies at the Littlejohn Coliseum. Yesterday James Barker, the retiring Clemson president, thanked the faculty and staff during what was his last general faculty meeting. About 100 people attended the meeting held at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

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Graham nixes budget deal

December 19, 2013

President Obama is expected to sign a budget deal, but it’s a deal that South Carolina’s senior U-S senator opposes. Senator Lindsey Graham announced he voted in the minority, as the budget deal passed the Senate 64-36. Graham’s reason? The deal cuts retirement benefits for current and future military retirees. He calls unacceptable asking those…

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Suspicious vehicle sighting leads to arrest

December 19, 2013

An Oconee sheriff’s deputy spotted a suspicious car on the premises of a business closed for the night. That sighting two weeks ago led to the arrest this week of a 32-year old Seneca man, charged with possessing tools capable of being used in a crime. The deputy found a dark-colored Honda backed in close…

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Campus police arrest Seneca man

December 19, 2013

Campus police at Clemson arrested a Seneca man who they say entered a residence hall room and took items from a student’s purse. Richard Clayton Sr. was being held in the city jail charged with burglary first degree, financial transaction card theft, petty larceny, and trespassing after notice. The police believe Clayton followed someone into…

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  • 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
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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