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Cash for the Senate

June 20, 2013

A Republican hopeful next year for the U-S Senate in South Carolina speaks tonight in Seneca. He’s Richard Cash, who has his sights set on the seat now held by fellow Republican Lindsey Graham. Cash and Phillip Bowers, chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party, are speakers for a rally that begins at 6:30 at…

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Nothing new from search scene

June 20, 2013

Nothing new from the resumed search today for a man presumed drowned in the Chattooga River, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service. While the search is on, the Wild and Scenic River remains open. And, occasionally during search operations, rescuers move to the side to allow boats to pass.…

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Multiple charges of assault and battery

June 20, 2013

An incident last month in which one car deliberately struck a second near Seneca has landed a 46-year old man in jail. According to authorities, David Augustus Mize was arrested yesterday and charged with multiple charges of assault and battery second degree. A deputy’s report lists five people as the victims and says two of…

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Sandifer shudders at the thought

June 20, 2013

Last year’s breach of the records system at the State Department of Revenue remains a police investigation, but reports have leaked out that suggest South Carolina may have paid a ransom to the perpetrator as a way to recover what’s lost and learn how the breach was carried out. “It is my sincere hope that…

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Opposed “rather vehemently”

June 20, 2013

Some in South Carolina may believe the closing or downsizing of state job service offices is the way to go, but Bill Sandifer is not one of them. The state lawmaker in whose district one of those job centers is located is part of an effort that seeks to keep functioning Seneca’s office on Radio…

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Killing the death tax

June 20, 2013

U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, has joined colleagues in favor of legislation to permanently repeal the death tax. In announcing his position, Scott refers to a study by a former director of the Congressional Budget Office that found repealing the tax would create 1.5 million more small business jobs and lower the country’s…

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Today’s Seneca Rotary meeting

June 20, 2013

Seneca Rotarians this afternoon learn about the project to build the new Walhalla High School. Guest speakers for the Rotary meeting are Richard Alexander and Dr. Michael Thorsland of the Oconee School District.

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Search for presumed drowning victim

June 20, 2013

Rescue crews are expected to resume the search at daylight this morning for a man presumed to have drowned in the Chattooga River. After several hours yesterday, crews suspended their search in a remote section at Long Creek. Efforts this morning are to send rescuers by boat and on trail, but their success is likely…

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Home fire near Walhalla

June 20, 2013

Fire broke out in a home near Walhalla this morning. The first set of fire fighters responded to 122 Warner Mill Road shortly before 2:15 a-m. By 5:30 they remained at the scene, where they worked to put out the last flames. No one reported injured.

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Alexander by Haley’s side as bill is signed

June 19, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley held a ceremonial signing of a bill that benefits military families. And Thomas Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens senator, stood by the governor’s side as S.417 became law. The Military Occupation, Education and Credentialing Act provides education credits to students either active or honorably discharged from the U-S Armed Forces. It exempts license fees…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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