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Tech opens the doors

March 1, 2013
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Visiting a college open house and exploring its programs and services is a good way to discover what’s out there. Today’s open house at Tri-County Technical College can help you find the right fit for an individual career and academic goals, learning style and personal interests. The open house, from 2 to 6 o’clock, is…

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Grab your hat! Come read with the Cat!

March 1, 2013
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Oconee County children are invited today for a celebration of the children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Read Across America Day simultaneous events take place at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Seneca and Westminster branch libraries. Children, three to 12, are invited for games and green egg pudding.

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“We’re gonna be with the state of Israel”

March 1, 2013
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South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has announced a bi-partisan Senate resolution about the Iranian nuclear threat and the need for the U-S to stand with its ally, Israel. “We have no better friends in that part of the world than Israel,” said Graham. “Last year President Obama told the people of Israel, ‘We have your…

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Reaching out to find assistant director

March 1, 2013
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Word will be spread at the coast next week that an important utilities business job is to be had in Oconee County. Bob Winchester, director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, has decided to post the availability of the new JRSA assistant director’s position at a regional environmental conference. The South Carolina Environmental Conference takes…

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PRT commissioners dole out the money

February 28, 2013
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In a noon hour meeting today, Oconee’s PRT commissioners doled out nearly 40 thousand worth of ATAX funds to 15 applicants. The largest approvals were $84 hundred dollars to Walhalla Civic Auditorium toward auditorium roof work and $5,900 to the city of Seneca to advertise Seneca Fest. Two applications were referred for the next cycle…

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DUI ignition interlock devices vote

February 28, 2013
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The Oconee-Pickens state senator is casting votes this week in favor of applying ignition interlock devices to the vehicles of drivers convicted of DUI first offense. South Carolina already requires the device be attached to vehicles of those convicted of second and third offenses. According to Senator Thomas Alexander, Walhalla Republican, it’s one more impediment…

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Maximum sentence announced

February 28, 2013
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Maximum sentence announced

The judge in Oconee General Sessions Court has applied the maximum sentence possible to a 40-year old Salem man, convicted yesterday of distribution of methamphetamine third offense. Judge Macaulay this morning announced a sentence of 30 years, suspended to 25 years in prison for Kenneth Wayne Whitworth. The judge took into account a past of…

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Touting SC Work Ready Communities

February 28, 2013
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A long-standing member of Oconee’s industrial community believes that while the county is being progressive in developing industrial parks to attract employers, the quest for new jobs and a stronger economic base can’t be realized without properly-trained employees. And, as a supporter of South Carolina Work Ready Communities, Peter LeRoy, helps to raise awareness and…

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Special planning meeting

February 28, 2013
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Oconee Planning Commission announces a special meeting tomorrow to consider a proposed sign inside the Fair Play Village sub-district. The special meeting takes place at 4 o’clock in County Council Chambers in Walhalla, and the public is invited.

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First King banner to be hoisted

February 28, 2013
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The first Seneca banner to declare a wide thoroughfare in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to be raised during the noon hour, in a ceremony at South Sixth and Oak. Ed Halbig, director of city planning and community development, says the city is glad to be able to raise what’s to be…

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  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Democratic Party's Breakfast Meeting
  • April 19, 2014 10:00 amClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
  • April 19, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
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