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Alexander: $500M a start!

May 24, 2013

When the true need amounts to billions, $500 million sounds like a drop in the bucket. But State Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his South Carolina Senate colleagues apparently think it’s a step in the right direction. Alexander says he’s pleased to have been part of a successful Senate action Thursday to borrow…

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Contribution received for pool fund!

May 24, 2013

Proceeds from a golf tournament were added to the fund to help restore the Walhalla Municipal Pool to working order. Mayor Danny Edwards said he received a check for 16 hundred, 50 dollars today from Safe House on Laurel Street—from the golf tourney organized by Safe House. Work on the swimming pool is underway this…

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For now, an exodus from politics

May 24, 2013

A freshman member of Walhalla City Council will sit out the 2013 municipal election. Deek Biemann confirmed to 96.3/WGOG NEWS he won’t offer for a second term in November. Those who know Biemann expect him to one day return to local politics and government service. Ahead for him now are marriage and a military assignment,…

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Public school officials disappointed by Senate vote

May 24, 2013

Public school leaders are registering their disappointment this morning with a vote by the State Senate last night that approves school-choice tax breaks. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, and Rosemary Bailes, District Two trustee, see the vote’s effect as allowing funds to be diverted from public schools to private interests—which they believe have…

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First line of defense: a life jacket

May 24, 2013

Memorial Day has become the traditional start of the summer recreation season, but everyone should keep in mind safety while boating and enjoying other activities. Everyone can make a difference by knowing and following all state-required safety rules and guidelines for boat operation. To help ensure boats have the required safety equipment for the number…

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Access to Jumping-Off Rock now year-round

May 24, 2013

Access to Jumping-Off Rock, a prime destination point within Jocassee Gorges, is now available year-round. According to the Department of Natural Resources, Horsepasture Road from U-S 178 to the overlook and Camp Adger Road from 178 to the Horse Mountain gate will be open for licensed vehicles. For safety, no ATV use will be allowed…

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Seneca transforms for holiday weekend

May 24, 2013

Seneca will be a city in transformation this weekend, as city personnel work long, hard hours getting ready for tomorrow night’s performance by the Charlie Daniels Band. Great music by Charlie Daniels and other bands aside, Councilman Joel Ward is asking everyone to remember the car cruise-in that’ll be a part of his city’s Memorial…

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“Give me all your money!” UPDATE

May 23, 2013

A Seneca police officer, well-acquainted with the backdrop of Wednesday night’s armed robbery on the By-Pass, saw his hunch pay off within a few minutes. According to the police department’s report of the robbery, the officer’s hunch paid off when he and a partner were able to stop a suspect car on dead-end Morningside Drive—behind…

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Duke’s big pledge to OC land conservation

May 23, 2013

Officially, so far, an announcement yesterday by a Duke Energy official to grant hundreds of thousands of dollars to Oconee’s financially-bereft conservation board amounts to no more than a pledge that is dependent on what happens at the end of a long, complex process. Nevertheless, Shea Airey said today, “We’re very happy.” The attorney and…

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SPD charges in armed robbery

May 23, 2013

The Seneca police have announced charges against four men in last night’s holdup at the Marathon convenience store on By-Pass 123. One of those men, Teryn LeShane Robinson, 19 years old, is charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon while in the commission of a crime. Others charged: Justin…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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