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SC senators divide on immigration

June 28, 2013

South Carolina’s U-S senators yesterday split their votes on the bill that overhauls immigration. It passed on a 68 to 32 bi-partisan vote. Lindsey Graham voted yes, but his South Carolina Republican colleague, Tim Scott, voted no. The bill provides for a military-style effort to secure the border with Mexico. It also offers citizenship to…

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Congregation told: “It’s better than you don’t understand.”

June 28, 2013

Yesterday crews on the Chattooga River discovered a new area underneath Sockem-Dog Rapid that even some river guides didn’t know existed.“Lower flows allowed us to search in some areas of Sockem-Dog that we hadn’t been able to see with a camera before,” said Incident Commander Buck Haney. “This is a brand new area for the…

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Final OK for Seneca’s new budgets

June 28, 2013

After last night’s City Hall meeting, a woman told the Seneca mayor, “Think of us poor folks.” Most Senecans appeared at the annual budget hearing disguised as empty chairs. Only one person spoke before the mayor and council gave their final stamp of approval to Seneca’s spending plans for the next 12 months. The largest…

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Prayer vigil for Thomas Hill

June 28, 2013

About 80 people attended last night’s prayer vigil for Thomas Hill at the Long Creek Baptist Church. Those attending included members of the body recovery incident team. Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service, in a statement, said, “We thank the Long Creek community for the support they continue to provide during…

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Former coach-teacher admits guilt and sentenced

June 27, 2013

A 40-year old Kershaw man who committed sex offenses against two of his students in both Oconee and Lancaster counties admitted his guilt this afternoon in Walhalla and was sent to prison for 20 years—the exact term of sentence requested by the prosecutor. It was an emotional proceeding for the victims of Richard Gardner III,…

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Accident on busy 123 in Seneca

June 27, 2013

A late morning traffic today on Seneca’s busy 123—near N. Walnut Street. The police report non-life threatening injuries were sustained by the driver of a Ford-150. It’s a busy section of the highway, and Lt. Robert Tribble offers this advise to motorists there: “Just pay attention (and) be observant of your surroundings.”  

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SCHP cruiser broken into

June 27, 2013

A state trooper’s squad car was broken into in Anderson, and the police say several pieces of equipment were stolen. The crime occurred Sunday night at 1311 Highway 29 North when Corp. James Dale Dean left his vehicle to go indoors to complete paperwork. When he returned, the trooper noticed several items missing—including credentials, body…

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Jordan Street altercation leads to arrests

June 27, 2013

A quarrel inside Our Daily Bread in Seneca spread to the outside, and the police wound up making two arrests. Law enforcement reports show 51-year old Monique Hebert Quarles and 17-year old Robert Wesley Quarles II, of West North Third Street, were arrested and charged with assault and battery second degree. The police say they…

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OC to get new DOT construction engineer

June 27, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has appointed a new resident construction engineer for its Oconee County offices at Richland. Josh Makison will transfer from the DOT in Greenville and will transition into his new position before officially taking over for Ryan Miller, who left for a DOT assignment in Greenville.

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Agencies involved in recovery effort reach out for ideas, options

June 27, 2013

The agencies involved in the search and recovery efforts for Thomas Hill of Tampa, Fla., are reaching out to other organizations, agencies, companies and wild and scenic river managers across the country to get input on other options for the recovery of Hill’s body.“Right now, we’re doing everything we can with the tools we have…

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