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State park to be packed for the holiday weekend

May 21, 2015

The getaway place in upper Oconee to which U-S senators in days of old used to retreat to escape the heat of South Carolina’s low country will be at or near full capacity this holiday weekend. For a variety of reasons this Memorial Day weekend, Joanna White says, Oconee State Park at Mountain Rest will…

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Tips and leads being followed

May 21, 2015

According to the Sheriff’s Office, there is still no new information to report on the search to find the man who robbed Community First Bank Tuesday afternoon near Seneca. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, says officers are following tips and leads. The Sheriff’s Office is also releasing more pictures from the Community First…

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Georgia county added to the list

May 21, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency added Hart County, Georgia to the State of Georgia’s recent disaster declaration from the February 15-17 severe winter storm. Hart County joins 15 other counties already receiving federal assistance—the result of the April 20 Presidential disaster declaration. Eligible government entities and certain private non-profits can apply for the reimbursement of…

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Graham to say the words June 1

May 21, 2015

Well-placed sources are indicating that U-S Senator Lindsey Graham has chosen his native Central to make the announcement that he will be a candidate for his party’s nomination for President. We are being told the announcement by Republican Graham is planned Monday, June 1 in front of the home he grew up in the Pickens…

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Daniel Fendley

May 21, 2015

Daniel Mackie Fendley, 89, of 1921 Oakway Road, Westminster died Tuesday at his home.  He was the husband of Wilma Wilson Fendley.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Friday at South Union Baptist Church; the burial in the church cemetery with full military honors.  The family receives friends from 10 to 11 a-m Friday, prior…

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Seneca and West Union accidents

May 20, 2015

A car passenger was hurt this morning in an accident on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass. Capt. Robert Tribble of the police department said the accident occurred at 123 and Frontage Road and involved a Honda and a Subaru. At the time, according to Tribble, the driver of the Subaru was attempting a left from 123 onto…

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Accessing Chattooga’s upper segment

May 20, 2015

The Forest Service announced an early opportunity this week for the public to preview notices of draft decisions on recreation access to the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Legal ads that are to be published next week are part of the federal agency’s efforts to implement 2012 decisions to allow boating…

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New tenant for the Seneca Commerce Center

May 20, 2015

A new tenant has been announced for the Seneca Commerce Center, the former Pro Pex plant. According to the city of Seneca, BorgWarner has agreed to lease about 100 thousand square feet within the building. Besides BorgWarner, other tenants of the building are Johnson Controls, Altera Polymers, and the Seneca Electric Bus Division, featuring buses…

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Rural Infastructure grant OK’d for Westminster

May 20, 2015

Westminster is among city and county governments across that will share in $14 million worth of grants for 44 water and sewer projects in 28 counties across the state. The South Carolina Department of Commerce yesterday announced a Rural Infrastructure Authority grant of $242,766 for a Westminster water line upgrade. Most of the funding awarded…

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When is loud too loud?

May 20, 2015

Oconee County Councilman Paul Cain suggested last night the county’s noise control law may be too strong, considering the county’s effort to grow its tourism and recreation offerings. Cain would like to see a re-evaluation of the law as it pertains to just how loud an outdoor concert can get before the strong arm of…

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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