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Food and shelter funds available thru United Way

October 22, 2013

Oconee County has been chosen to receive $29,264 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 31 of FEMA—the Federal Emergency and Management Agency. The local board of directors for the emergency food and shelter program will meet to determine how the funds awarded to Oconee are to be distributed…

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Oconeean sentenced on child porn charges

October 22, 2013

A 42-year old Seneca man, Hollis Frenchman Gray Jr., has been sent to federal prison for one year and nine months after being sentenced yesterday for possession of child pornography. Judge Henry Herlong Jr. passed sentence yesterday in U-S District Court at Greenville. According to an announcement by the U-S Attorney’s Office, evidence established that…

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Clemson car break-ins spread

October 21, 2013

Thieves are striking at parked cars again in Clemson. The latest rash of car break-ins occurred last night in the Berkeley Drive and the Country Walk subdivisions. Some of the vehicles victimized were left unlocked. The thieves broke windows in others. According to a citizen’s alert from the Clemson Police Department, this type of activity…

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Public’s help needed at Our Daily Rest

October 21, 2013

If you’ve driven by Oconee’s one and only shelter for the homeless, the handsome and well-kept exterior lends itself to an air of complacency about the true need inside. That need is ongoing, as the numbers who take shelter at Our Daily Rest in Seneca continue rise. So does the list of needs for the…

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Photo ID required to vote next month

October 21, 2013

Radio ads and street signs are reminders that election time is ahead for two of Oconee’s five municipalities. Voters in both Walhalla and Westminster are being asked to elect city council members Tuesday, November 5 during their municipal elections. What’s different this time is that those voters, to comply with a new law, are required…

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Improvements to busy 123 in Seneca

October 21, 2013

The DOT has in the works two separate projects for safety and efficiency on a busy stretch of 123 in Seneca. One project is to start as soon as possible, while a second likely won’t begin until next summer. The approval of $30 thousand by the Oconee “C” Fund Committee will allow the Department of…

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Clemson, FSU work to prevent joint disorders

October 21, 2013

Clemson and Florida State slugged it out on the football field Saturday night, but researchers from the two universities are working together off the field to prevent widespread joint disorders. The collaboration allows for advancement in the early diagnosis of human joint degeneration. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 35…

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Rotarians to learn about homeless shelter

October 21, 2013

At their meeting today, Walhalla Rotarians learn about Oconee County’s one and only shelter for the homeless. Guest speaker for the meeting will be Susan Pickett, executive director of Our Daily Rest. Located on Seneca’s Jordan Street, the shelter has served clients with shelter, food, transportation, clothing and counseling since 2009.

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Rezoning hearing in Seneca

October 21, 2013

Property near By-Pass 123 is the subject for a City Hall hearing tonight in Seneca. Lonnie and Shelby Hammond are asking the planning commission to change property at 102 Worth Street from RM-8 to residential general. The hearing begins at 6 in city council chambers.

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Thief strikes Westminster store

October 21, 2013

During the weekend Westminster police were looking for a man who walked into the office of the Dollar General on E. Main Street and stole money and financial cards from women’s pocketbooks. Chief Dean Awalt said the theft took place between 3 and 4 o’clock Friday afternoon. The police believe the thief got away after…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
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