Seneca “Free Library” dedication

In the interest of good reading, the public is invited to Seneca this morning for the dedication of the city’s first free library.  The event takes place at 11 o’clock on a lot near the sidewalk at 204 N. Chestnut Street—not far from North First Street.  Organizer Al Futrell says books are already going in and going out at the […]

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William Clyde Crawford

Townville, SC — William Clyde Crawford, 64, of 247 Smittys Lane, Townville, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family is at their respective homes.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.    

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Kenneth “Weasel” Lamb

Seneca-Kenneth “Weasel” Lamb, 66, of 143 McCall Circle died Thursday, January 12, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 3 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Earles Grove Baptist Church. The family will receive friends 1-2:30 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a […]

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Oconee farmer laments loss of the chestnut

Clemson University graduate instructor Adam Coates and a boisterous class of forestry students recently visited a sprawling Upstate farm to learn about the latest scientific findings on the restoration of the American chestnut in southern climes.  Led by Dr. Joe James of Chestnut Return Farm in Oconee County, Coates and his students tromped from place to place on well-trodden trails, […]

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Students venture 600 feet below Bad Creek

High school science teacher Sherry East gained credibility with students by wading through Howard’s Creek to collect aquatic insects. She ventured 600 feet below the surface of Duke Energy’s Bad Creek hydroelectric plant to learn about the Earth’s fault zone and took an up-close view of the predators found around the Oconee County facility. The hands-on educational activities are part of a graduate-level course […]

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Deficiencies cited at NEXT’S Eagle Ridge school

The state has cited the NEXT School at Eagle Ridge for six deficiencies at the first-year charter school in Salem.  But Joe Greenberg, Eagle Ridge principal, says, “We have submitted all required corrective plans and recommendations for review/approval.”  The deficiencies, outlined in a letter from Audrey KS Lane of the South Carolina Public Charter School District include the finding that […]

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Volunteer tax return preparers needed

The Oconee United Way, using an IRS grant, is recruiting volunteers to prepare tax returns for Oconeeans who don’t have access to affordable tax services or who are unaware of potential credits and deductions to which they are entitled.  No experience is needed.  Training is free, times are flexible.  If you are interested, call 882-9743 ext. 150 or email vita.@bellsouth.net. […]

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