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Rain gauges fill up

August 20, 2013

Weather watchers focused their eye yesterday on Walhalla’s Cane Creek, as the tributary through the recreation complex Sertoma Field appeared to approach an overflow. On another side of town Barbara Wilson, Official U-S Weather Observer, has been watching her rain gauge fill up. She reported two day totals of more than two inches and seven…

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Second and third arrests in the books

August 20, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers have made additional arrests in their investigation of the theft of $30 thousand worth of tools and fiber optic equipment near Seneca. Arrested yesterday afternoon on charges of receiving stolen goods were Tammy Renee Cobb, 44, and Robert Earl Heaton, 45, both of the same Seneca address. Previously arrested on the same…

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SC: an agriculture disaster?

August 20, 2013

You’ve heard the cry from farmers that crops need rain. Well, you don’t hear that anymore—especially in South Carolina. According to Governor Haley, enough’s enough. She visited Pendarvis Farms yesterday to survey damage caused by the excessive summer rains and talked about the need for a disaster declaration from the U-S Department of Agriculture.

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Commissioners make a Table Rock visit

August 20, 2013

The commissioners representing the Pendleton District take their meeting today to one of the Upstate’s showcase spots. The commission meeting takes place at Table Rock Lodge in Pickens County and begins at 4 this afternoon. The mission of the commission is to collect, preserve and promote the rich history of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties…

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Wreck in front of business

August 19, 2013

Two cars collided during the noon hour today on Seneca’s W. N. 1st Street, and one of the drivers was sent to the hospital for treatment. The police say the accident, in front of the Seneca Pawn Shop, forced them to shut down one lane of the street headed in the direction of the downtown.

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Arrest made in fiber optics theft

August 19, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports an arrest in a case of stolen fiber optics equipment. More arrests are anticipated. A 44-year old Seneca man, James Gus Orr Jr., was arrested Friday by sheriff’s officers and charged with receiving stolen goods. The theft in June from Jet Commercial on Seneca’s Wells Highway remains under investigation. Fiber optics…

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Central man arrested in Westminster

August 19, 2013

A 24-year old resident of the Pickens County town of Central was arrested early yesterday morning in Westminster on multiple charges. The police say they were alerted around 4 a-m to between four and six shots fired in the vicinity of E. North Avenue and Lakeside Drive. According to law enforcement records, a police canvas…

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On his 90th, Sandifer gives back to his town

August 19, 2013

A leading Westminster citizen is celebrating his birthday by giving back to a city that has been good to him and his family. Cecil Sandifer, funeral home owner, turned 90 years old yesterday. Today he donated $9 thousand to three of the city’s good causes. At an event at the Westminster Depot, Sandifer’s daughter, Mimi…

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CSFD busy as it gets

August 19, 2013

The volunteers who man the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department found themselves as busy as it gets when it comes to emergencies. There were no fires, but the rainy morning made for a variety of calls. According to Fire Chief Mike Zambito, those calls included car accidents and a tree down on an electric service line to…

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Oconee’s descending jobless rate

August 19, 2013

Between June and July, the Oconee County unemployment rate fell about one-half of one percentage point. It’s now 8.7%, according to a report today from the state Department of Employment and Workforce. Like the state as a whole, the Oconee rate over the last year has fallen by more than a full percentage point. The…

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