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Prescribed burn today!

March 15, 2013
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U-S Forest Service is announcing a prescribed burn today at Yellow Branch in Oconee County. Between 200 and 250 acres will be affected. A spokeswoman for the Forest Service says the area is below the ranger’s office and across from Stumphouse Tunnel. No immediate word on which direction the smoke will likely take.

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Fire call near SC 183/Westminster Highway

March 15, 2013
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A late night home fire near Walhalla left “minimal damage”, according to the fire department. Walhalla and Westminster fire fighters were on the go about 11 last night to 640 Hesse Highway. No one reported injured. Walhalla fire fighters say they have yet to determine how that fire started.  

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“VOSO” crowd receptive to piped sewer

March 15, 2013
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An inquisitive crowd last night at South Union displayed a receptiveness to Oconee County’s foray into the southern end of the county with the first piped sewer to be strung over 13 and a half miles from Seneca to the Golden Corner Commerce Park on highway 59. As many as three times, including the end…

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Rural bridge reopens

March 15, 2013
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The South Carolina DOT has announced that Unity Church Road Bridge near Westminster has once again been re-opened to traffic. The bridge spans Toxaway Creek. DOT maintenance engineer Mike Smith said, “We have temporarily placed maintenance stone on the approach of the bridge and plan to replace it with asphalt early next week. The bridge…

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ProtectMyID enrollment deadline

March 14, 2013
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The March 31 deadline to enroll with Experian’s ProtectMyID credit monitoring service is fast approaching, and the South Carolina Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers to sign up either online or by phone for the one-year, free service. You can do that by visiting www.protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code “SCDOR123” or by calling 1-866/578-5422. “We encourage…

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GOP precinct reorganization

March 14, 2013
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Oconee County Republicans hold precinct reorganization at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at party headquarters at 102 W. North First Street, Seneca. You can sign up to be a delegate to the county and state conventions. Refreshments will be served.

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New vaccine required for incoming 7th graders

March 14, 2013
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Beginning with the next school year, 2013-14, all students entering the seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after their seventh birthday to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough.) Your child’s school will need a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing the student has received this newly-required…

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Man charged with weapon violation at CU

March 14, 2013
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The state police have announced the arrest of an Anderson man after the discovery of a weapon inside a car on the Clemson campus. According to a “SLED” announcement, 19-year old Anderson resident Brandon Tyler Lowe has been charged with one count of carrying or displaying firearms in public buildings or adjacent areas. The charge…

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Judge: “I’ve heard enough.”

March 14, 2013
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In the case of James Bartee, all parties are now muzzled from making pre-trial comments to conventional and other types of media. A circuit judge today warned those involved in the Oconee County criminal case against former Sheriff’s candidate Bartee. Although both sides today accused the other of making the kinds of extra-judicial comments that…

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Filling potholes—year round job!

March 14, 2013
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A DOT official says the job of patching Oconee County roads is a year-round job. When it’s dry, according to DOT resident maintenance engineer Mike Smith, Oconee’s patching truck often applies several tons of solvent, to try to keep the roads and highways smooth to the motoring public. But it can be frustrating, as Smith…

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