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Oxygen masks for pets saved from fires

October 30, 2013

Through Project Breathe, Oconee County fire departments are being equipped with oxygen masks for pets involved in fires. The masks are being donated by Invisible Fence Brand, an organization in support of causes to save pets’ lives. A representative will present the oxygen mask kits during a reception tomorrow at the Westminster Fire Department. According…

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Seneca board issues certificate

October 30, 2013

The owners of commercial corner property in downtown Seneca have the go ahead from city regulators for an addition. After a hearing last night, the Board of Architectural Review awarded E-E Riggs a certificate of appropriateness for work at Ye Old Sandwich Shop and Fudge Factory. “The application was to add metal to the top…

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Training event completed

October 30, 2013
Training event completed

For the first time, Oconee sheriff’s officers have practiced a what-if scenario inside a private school building. The exercise, conducted last Saturday, allowed members of the county “SWAT” team to learn the layout and pick up on-site intelligence from their training session at the Oconee Christian Academy near Seneca. A robot was made part of…

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Walhalla candidates pitch platforms

October 30, 2013

Moderator Tim Merrell commented at the end of last night’s Walhalla political forum the event took place without a fistfight. Merrell also noted that of the five of the six council candidates who took part there was agreement among the candidates on issues such as the need for Streetscape and to secure a future water…

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CU looks at new tobacco policy

October 29, 2013

About 12 percent of Clemson students smoke on campus, according to research. But that may become strictly prohibited beginning as early as 2015, if a policy being considered is adopted. That policy would also apply to others on campus, including visitors. The Clemson Undergraduate Student Government organization is spreading the word that a task force…

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Testimony starts in Stoneledge trial

October 29, 2013

In an Oconee courtroom, homeowners at a Lake Keowee townhome development have started to register their unhappiness with water intrusion and other problems plaguing their development. Plaintiffs’ testimony began today in what could be a civil trial that runs as long as two weeks. Among those testifying was a retired Long Island, New York insurance…

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Jury to decide work quality at Lake Keowee development

October 29, 2013

A jury is in place in an Oconee civil courtroom and ready to spend as much as two weeks to decide liability for what went wrong in the building of a town home project on Lake Keowee. The dispute has thrown together home owners, lawyers, and builders for what’s likely to be complex, detailed testimony…

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Jury verdict exonerates Salem man

October 29, 2013

A jury’s verdict, in the estimation of the defense lawyer, resolved a one-day trial in the Oconee General Sessions Court—in apparent record time. The jury found Dale Eugene Morgan of Salem not guilty of indecent exposure on April 1 this year. Morgan had been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, a few days after answering…

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Senecan sent to prison for threats

October 29, 2013

A Seneca woman pleaded guilty today to making nearly 30 telephoned bomb threats. Melissa Ann Griggs was sent to prison for three years, after being sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. The plea and sentence today put an end to a case that, at the start of 2013, had the Seneca and Clemson areas…

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Seneca approves one contract, to negotiate a second

October 29, 2013

Seneca City Council has given its utilities superintendent the authority to enter a contract with a construction company to convert a former school building into the new home of the city’s Light and Water Department. According to Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey, once the former Kellett Elementary School, now owned by the city, is renovated for utility…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
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