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Sewer South slowdown?

August 1, 2013

A letter this week questioning whether the project to sewer southern parts of Oconee County is in a delay has prompted a response from the county administrator. On behalf of Voice of Southern Oconee, Glen McPheeters acknowledged that Scott Moulder, county administrator, had given a timeline in March at a meeting attended by more than…

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With one exception, schools met or exceeded

August 1, 2013

All Oconee schools, with one exception, met or exceeded expectations for a new rating system developed by the state Department of Education. Results of ESEA, the South Carolina Elementary and Secondary Education Act waiver approved by the U-S Department of Education were released today. Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary, a school with a high percentage of…

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Burglars strike church near Salem

August 1, 2013

Burglars struck a rural church near Salem sometime since Sunday night. They left without taking anything. Still what happened at the Little River Baptist Church is a concern for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, for Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt says this is not the first time that something like this has happened at Little River Baptist.…

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Zucker to receive honorary degree at CU

August 1, 2013

Clemson University honors philanthropist and businesswoman Anita Zucker of Charleston with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities during next week’s summer graduation. The ceremony is planned 11 a-m Friday, August 9 at Littlejohn Coliseum. Zucker is chairperson and CEO of the InterTech Group. She also owns the Carolina Ice Palace, the South Carolina Sting Rays and…

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Norton holds to his ruling

August 1, 2013

A magistrate holds to his decision ordering seized gaming machines destroyed. Judge Blake Norton’s ruling denying a new trial arrived yesterday in the offices of Attorney Gruber Sires. The Seneca attorney now says he will decide whether to pursue the appeal in the Common Pleas Court. Sires represents machine owners.The machines were seized this year…

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July: a record-breaker!

August 1, 2013

No surprise! The end of July report from the U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson is a record-setter. The records of retired Walhalla school teacher’s family go back to the First World War years. For July, the total rainfall at Walhalla was 15.13”. And for the first seven months of the year, more than 58” are…

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SHS class project extends from spring to summer

August 1, 2013

On some of this summer’s warmest days, Seneca High students and their parents could be seen weeding and fertilizing plants the students grew as part of a spring class project. With funds donated by the Knights of Columbus in Seneca, members of the high school’s Transition to Independence special needs class planted and maintained two…

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Welfare-to-work celebrated

August 1, 2013

Governor Haley and DSS Director Lillian Koller are calling attention to 18 thousand South Carolinians who have transitioned from welfare-to-work. At an event yesterday they gave special attention to one Columbia manufacturing plant that has hired hundreds of former welfare recipients. Seventeen Oconee County employers hire former welfare clients.

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Clearing one’s criminal record

August 1, 2013

Another expungement/pardons workshop has been announced. This one takes place 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, August 5 at the Oconee Quick Jobs Center, Seneca. To register, call the Customer Resource Center at Tri-County Technical College at 864/646-1700. By yesterday, five people had enrolled, and there’s room for more. The workshop is designed to offer information about…

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Lost hikers safe but hungry

August 1, 2013
Lost hikers safe but hungry

Three hikers who became disoriented during a hike on the Foothills Trail were found safe but hungry during the night between Upper Whitewater Falls and the Bad Creek area. It took an effort by responders from three counties working nearly four hours to locate and extract the hikers—one man and two women. According to Charlie…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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