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Motions hearing thins out civil case

July 25, 2013

A lengthy motion hearing yesterday in the Oconee Common Pleas Court may have succeeded in thinning out, to some extent, the parties involved in what could wind up as a two-week trial. Attorneys for defendants in the civil lawsuit Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners Association against IMK Development Company asked Judge Alex Macaulay to throw…

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Senecan charged with kidnapping

July 25, 2013

A 24-year old Seneca apartment resident has been arrested on three charges of kidnapping and other domestic offenses. And the police arranged for a safe location for a woman and two children. Law enforcement reports show the midnight hour arrest yesterday of Justin Lee Lucio of Fair Oaks Circle apartments. The police responded to two…

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New jobs coming to NE Georgia county

July 25, 2013

Yesterday Oconee announced a new job-creator for the Seneca area. Today it’s nearby Hart County, Georgia that’s in line for new jobs. The Georgia Department of Economic Development announces that Field Service Engineering is moving its corporate headquarters from Oakland County, Michigan to a new building in the Gateway Industrial Park, at exit 177 on…

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Duncan: “Liberty lost today.”

July 25, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan voted with the minority as the House of Representatives yesterday defeated an attempt to stop the secret collection of millions of Amercians’ phone records.  The Laurens Republican, on his Facebook page, said, “It’s my sad duty to report that a battle in defense of the Constitution failed on the House…

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Kids who “disappear” from the school system

July 25, 2013

South Carolina Department of Education has released a report that complies with federal reporting requirements on the state’s dropout rate. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, comments this week on the dropout rate which is calculated by the percentage of students who leave a school for any reason, other than death, prior to graduation…

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Subject: pediatric orthopedic care

July 25, 2013

Seneca Rotary Club today learns about pediatric orthopedic care. Guest speaker for the Rotary meeting will be Ashley Taylor, public relations specialist at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in Greenville.

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Detroit bailout? No way, Graham says

July 24, 2013

To the question of whether the federal government should bail out Detroit, Michigan, Senator Lindsey Graham says, “No way, No how….” The senior South Carolina U-S senator says the federal government is beyond broke and, “The last thing we need is the broke bailing out the broke,” he said in a statement from Washington. Graham…

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Walhalla Pool filling with water

July 24, 2013
Walhalla Pool filling with water

The re-habilitated Walhalla Swimming Pool is refilling with water—a sign that its opening will take place before the summer season finishes. This afternoon the re-painted pool was filling with the thousands of gallons of water needed and, according to Rudy Still, is a couple of feet short of “full pool.” County Councilman Wayne McCall says…

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No lockers, no problem, says principal

July 24, 2013

When Oconee school trustees settled on a final price to build the new Walhalla High School, they elected to forego student lockers and save a couple of hundred thousands of dollars. Besides saving money, they’ll be saving space that’ll make hallway traffic move smoother. But in winter when students come to school in coats and…

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Descendants of historical families gather for reunion

July 24, 2013

Descendants of some of the “founding families” in Oconee, Pickens and Anderson counties gather this weekend at Clemson University to explore their roots. More than 100 people related to the Calhoun, Clemson, Pickens and Ravenel families are expected for the Friday-thru-Sunday reunion. They’ll tour three historic homes, examine facts, and documents and learn about their…

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  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
  • November 1, 2014 4:00 pmCity of Salem Cruise-In
  • November 1, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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