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Legislative forum September 17

August 28, 2013

Everyone has an invitation next month to attend a legislative forum in Clemson, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The League’s Charlotte Holmes says the 7 o’clock Tuesday night, September 17 event at the OLLI Building, 100 Thomas Green Boulevard (Issaqueena Blvd) will be her organization’s first meeting of the year. Three state lawmakers…

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After all these years, Claudia Johnson “still marches”

August 28, 2013
After all these years, Claudia Johnson “still marches”

A Seneca woman who has taken part in two separate anniversaries of the original March on Washington in 1963 says, after all these years, she and others still march for some of the same ideals that Dr. Martin Luther King espoused 50 years ago. Claudia Johnson and others last night also remembered what life was…

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Old St. John’s getting finishing touches

August 28, 2013
Old St. John’s getting finishing touches

 The project manager for Old St. John’s in Walhalla, Frank Strickland, has begun the finishing touches on what once was a church and is now being transformed into a meeting house and wedding chapel. The deconsecrated Episcopal church occupies a corner spot on property at Kaufman Square—the Walhalla Depot and community grounds. “Basically,” he said,…

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Seneca, Birmingham, and “The March” remembered

August 28, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley issues a proclamation today to designate “Let Freedom Ring Day.” The governor encourages South Carolinians to recognize and honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dedication to improving society by ringing bells across the state at 3 this afternoon. Last night, at the Seneca Library, about 15 people gathered for a program to remember…

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Agent who wired C-I testifies

August 28, 2013

A federal law enforcement officer who wired a confidential informant to record a conversation with James Bartee testified for the prosecution to finish day one of the trial in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Because of the nature of the officer’s undercover duties, the court has requested media covering the trial not to identify the…

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Executive session today at City Hall

August 28, 2013

The Walhalla City Council plans to convene a private meeting this afternoon at City Hall. Mayor Danny Edwards says the purpose will be to meet with representatives of the two companies that responded to the request for qualifications to undertake Streetscape.

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Public safety checkpoint in OC

August 27, 2013

The Anderson City Police and officers from other law enforcement agencies will conduct a public safety checkpoint tomorrow in Oconee County. It’s part of the annual Hands Across the Border Campaign. Chief Jim Stewart said officers will not look for specific violations during the checkpoint, but will inspect motor vehicles to verify that the drivers…

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A TV news interview to be played for jury

August 27, 2013

LaDonna Beeker, Paul Harris, David Smith, and James Singleton are among this afternoon’s witnesses for the prosecution in the Oconee County trial of James Bartee. And around 3 o’clock this afternoon the courtroom was being prepared for the playback of a Fox 21 interview with then candidate for sheriff Bartee. This week’s trial has the…

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“I expect to be back soon…”

August 27, 2013

“I expect to be back soon once the procedure and recovery period are over,” says Dr. Mike Lucas as the Oconee superintendent of education prepares for a heart valve replacement. Lucas released the following statement to reporters on the announcement that he’s taking medical leave of one to two months: “It seems I have a…

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Certificates approved in Seneca!

August 27, 2013

A regulatory board in Seneca has said yes to a couple of improvement projects. The Board of Architectural Review approved certificates of appropriateness for last night’s two applicants. One of them involved the home of 410 S. Depot Street home of city planner Tamy Sanford. The other is 125 Ramcat Alley, an application by Raymond…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • 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
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