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“Lights, cameras, action” in Oconee

September 16, 2013

All of a sudden, Oconee County is a spot for the filming productions for the screen. And the leading actor for the latest one is causing a buzz because of the actor’s Hollywood star status. Ken Sloan, director of Mountain Lakes CVB, knows the identity of the man being lined up to star in “Elbow…

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JRSA out from under the order!

September 16, 2013

Being under a consent order from South Carolina’s highest authority for health and sanitation is serious business. But Bob Winchester is happy today that a matter between the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority and the state Department of Health and Environmental has been closed out. Winchester, JRSA executive director, points to correspondence from DHEC last…

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Lake Jocassee a cleaner place today!

September 16, 2013

At Lake Jocassee, there’s an inside joke that goes something like: How do you clean a place that’s one of the cleanest places to begin with? The answer for Brooks Wade and others is one day a year to comb the lake and shoreline to scoop up trash and litter that make for eyesores. Wade…

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Keowee Elementary organizes running club

September 16, 2013

Keowee Elementary School may be the smallest elementary school in Oconee County, but there’s a hungry appetite there for physical fitness through running. So far, 120 children have signed up for the school’s first running club. And Joy Powell Duncan says the club’s first event takes place this week to mark National Run@Work Run@School Day.…

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SHS FFA receives national award

September 16, 2013

The National Future Farmers of America recently selected the Seneca High School chapter as a two-star winner in the national FFA chapter award program. Its members have been invited to Louisville, Kentucky and the national convention at the end of next month to be recognized. The mission of the FFA is to make a positive…

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Basic training completed

September 16, 2013

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Williams graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. She’s the daughter of Barbara and James Williams Sr. of Seneca. Williams is a 2010 Seneca High graduate.

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Closing part of a Clemson street

September 16, 2013

Clemson city leaders consider the closing of a section of a street tonight to allow for the completion of the stalled project to replace the railroad bridge over S.C. 133 near the 123 intersection. At its 7:30 meeting tonight, the city council is to consider the closing of a section of Elm Street. The plan…

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Remembrance service for 1950 crash victims

September 16, 2013

A service to remember four servicemen killed in a military plane crash nearly 63 years ago in Pickens County takes place this afternoon near the crash site. On November 11, 1950 an Air Force C-82 twin-engine “Flying Boxcar” carrying four servicemen took off from Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Alabama and was due to land at…

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So far, evidence shows no foul play

September 16, 2013

Shortly after Walhalla Fire Department released from the Presbyterian Church fire scene, Chief Doug Kelley said there’s no evidence of any foul play associated with Saturday’s fire that destroyed the church roof and caused heavy damage to the sanctuary below. Origin of the fire is believed to be the room containing the church sound speakers.…

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Busy weekend for emergency calls

September 16, 2013

Two persons hurt in a rollover car accident last night near Westminster. Oconee County Dispatch reports the accident involved a car that rolled into a ditch at 8:30 on the N. Horseshoe Bridge Road. Emergency responders were on the go several times over the weekend. Besides the Walhalla church fire, there were several medical responses.…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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