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Welfare-to-work celebrated

August 1, 2013

Governor Haley and DSS Director Lillian Koller are calling attention to 18 thousand South Carolinians who have transitioned from welfare-to-work. At an event yesterday they gave special attention to one Columbia manufacturing plant that has hired hundreds of former welfare recipients. Seventeen Oconee County employers hire former welfare clients.

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Clearing one’s criminal record

August 1, 2013

Another expungement/pardons workshop has been announced. This one takes place 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, August 5 at the Oconee Quick Jobs Center, Seneca. To register, call the Customer Resource Center at Tri-County Technical College at 864/646-1700. By yesterday, five people had enrolled, and there’s room for more. The workshop is designed to offer information about…

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Lost hikers safe but hungry

August 1, 2013
Lost hikers safe but hungry

Three hikers who became disoriented during a hike on the Foothills Trail were found safe but hungry during the night between Upper Whitewater Falls and the Bad Creek area. It took an effort by responders from three counties working nearly four hours to locate and extract the hikers—one man and two women. According to Charlie…

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Six contestants move on!

July 31, 2013

Six young women won the right to compete in the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA competitions after winning their divisions Saturday night at Walhalla High School. Advancing to competition this November in North Charleston were Mary Catherine Owen of Lexington, Miss Lake Keowee Teen USA; Anna Catherine Cox of Spartanburg,…

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Grant to pay for spay and neuter surgeries

July 31, 2013

The animal welfare organization PetSmart Charities has awarded a grant to the Oconee Humane Society to pay for spay/neuter for about 600 cats in a target area of Oconee County over the span of one year. The program, called the $ix Dollar Fix,” will allow residents of a specific area to have their cats spayed…

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Seneca crime this morning!

July 31, 2013

An unlawful entry this morning at a Seneca apartment complex. The police say it happened at a unit of Applewood Villas on South Fourth Street. Suspects are being tracked and, according to Chief John Covington, one suspect is believed to be armed. The intruders are believed to have run into woods nearby.  

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Fireflies glowing in S.C., but conservation needed

July 31, 2013

Results from the 2013 firefly count are in. There’s a steady glow in many parts of the state, but Clemson researchers say conservation efforts are needed. The goal of the program is to collect data over several years from different habitats to determine the population trend of fireflies. Because of urban development and changes in…

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OMC dietary team’s winning dish

July 31, 2013

Oconee Medical Center chef Emily Hancock and dietitians Heather Summers, April Howe and Estella Hudak are credited with coming up with a three-course meal that took first place during a hospital food-cooking contest last week in Charleston. The guidelines that teams from 10 South Carolina hospitals had to follow required a dish that met specific…

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Graduate Aguilar gets his assignment

July 31, 2013

John Aguilar, the first Oconee deputy to be graduated from the state academy since Sheriff Mike Crenshaw went into office, is up and running with his first assignment. The Sheriff’s Office has announced that Aguilar has been assigned to road patrol duty. And Crenshaw is glad to have him, especially for his ability to speak…

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Seneca to be busy this weekend

July 31, 2013

Seneca is primed to welcome hundreds of visitors to the city this weekend. And many of them, players and coaches in a big baseball tourney, have reserved all of the city’s motel rooms, according to Mayor Dan Alexander. One or two of the teams, he said, have had to take rooms at nearby Clemson. One…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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