Scott to question Obamacare cabinet nominee

At a Washington hearing this morning, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott plans to question Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Burwell’s first confirmation hearing begins at 9:30 and will air live on C-SPAN 3. Scott, who is pushing the repeal and the replacement of Obamacare, plans to ask Burrell several questions, including one […]

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Seneca suspends business license

Seneca officials say the city yesterday suspended the business license of a W. N. 1st Street store and announced its intent to revoke the license. The police say they served papers on the business Purple Haze, where in recent days law enforcement seized what’s alleged to be several pounds of a synthetic drug. According to Chief John Covington, Purple Haze […]

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Intersection accident injures one

Two cars collided early yesterday afternoon in Seneca, at the intersection of By-Pass 123 and Seneca Drive. The accident slowed traffic in both directions and sent one of the drivers to the hospital. Lt. Robert Tribble said the injured driver would be issued a citation charging failure to yield right-of-way.

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Stolen car turns up in Lake Hartwell

A car stolen yesterday morning from the parking lot of Seneca’s Wal-Mart wound up in Lake Hartwell. And sheriff’s officers believe the person who took the car deliberately drove it into the lake. The victim in the incident, a Wal-Mart employee, while on break yesterday morning, discovered the car missing. An investigation led officers to question and later charge and […]

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Clemson students wins $100K

A Clemson student from Long Island, New York who receives a master’s degree Friday says she’ll pay off her student loans and establish a scholarship with the $100 thousand she won for developing manufacturing software. Valerie Pezzullo, 24 years old, won first place in the MTConnect Challenge 2 for an application that detects vibrations in metal-cutting machines so that corrections […]

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Tech’s spring commencement

Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck delivers Tri-County Tech’s spring commencement address tomorrow night at 6 at the Anderson Civic Center. Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded to 580 students. Selleck became chairman and president in 2011. He is responsible for the coordination of all operations of the Michelin Group in North America. Besides families and guests of the […]

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McCall eyes dangerous exotic snake law

Most people know enough to stay away from dangerous snakes, but there are some people in Oconee County who fancy such snakes as pets. And that, County Councilman Wayne McCall fears, creates danger for them and others. As the chairman of the county committee concerned with public safety and health, McCall is seeking support for a law that would forbid […]

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Deputy honored as mentor

Oconee sheriff’s deputy Charles Mulwee proudly wears a pin on his uniform that recognizes him as a mentor to elementary school children in Seneca. Mulwee volunteers as a mentor to children at the Blue Ridge, Northside and Ravenel elementary schools. And recently, he was among a group of volunteers who received special recognition during a breakfast sponsored by Blue Ridge […]

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Mayor proposes aid for the auditorium

An idea floated last night by the Walhalla mayor appears to have traction. Mayor Danny Edwards suggested the city donate $5 thousand to help the Walhalla Civic Auditorium pay to repair its roof. Councilman T-J Bagwell says he knows of no other organization that brings more people from the outside to Walhalla. The money would come from the city’s hospitality […]

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