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Seneca burglary leads to arrests

May 28, 2015

A burglary investigation in Seneca has led the police to make two arrests and to charge the men with multiple offenses. The charges grew out of a home burglary between May 21 and 24 on Lakeview Drive. A gun cabinet was found open at the home. Authorities have identified the two men charged as Devin…

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“This little pig went to market….”

May 28, 2015

A young pig has gone missing near Walhalla, and its owner offers a reward for its return. This is no ordinary piglet. Nicole Justus says not yet 12 weeks old, this bottle-fed piglet has made recent appearances as Oconee’s 4-H mascot pig. Docile in nature, this piglet named “Sheldon” is valuable to its owner, Justus.…

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Lindsey Graham retiring … from the U-S Air Force Reserves

May 28, 2015

Senator Lindsey Graham announced his retirement today from the Air Force Reserves. Graham has served as a reservist for three decades, but he is turning 60 this summer, and that’s the mandatory retirement age for an Air Force reservist. He goes out as Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to The Judge Advocate General. According to his…

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Walhalla Middle School Band announces awards

May 28, 2015
Walhalla Middle School Band announces awards

Two members of the Walhalla Middle School Band are sharing this year’s band director’s award. Audrey Boyles and Elliot Wechter are considered deserving of the award for their exemplary records in their three years in the school band. Audrey is an 8th grade bassoonist who has won musical awards and is a noted for her…

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Conservation causes benefit from bike ride

May 28, 2015
Conservation causes benefit from bike ride

The cause for land conservation was a beneficiary of a bike ride last weekend over rolling hills and through valleys of northern Oconee County. The number of riders for Oconee Forever’s Rally in the Valley has increased the last two years, with this year’s entrants numbering 181. The riders included Greenville resident Martin Remick who…

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Oconee establishes Adult Drug Court

May 28, 2015

May is National Drug Court Month, but until yesterday Oconee County missed out on the observance. That changed late yesterday afternoon with an announcement by Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams that the Seneca Magistrate’s Office will be the location for the court-supervised program for non-violent offenders with an alcohol or drug addiction. An adult drug program…

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Black bear seen on the Clemson campus!

May 27, 2015

Clemson University issued an alert this afternoon for everyone to watch out for a bear seen today on the campus. The black bear was in the vicinity of Thornhill Village and Calhoun Courts. According to the alert, if you see it, take shelter inside and call 911.

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NRC confab with Duke officials

May 27, 2015

Seated at opposite tables in a large conference room, officials have concluded their meeting today in a large Duke Energy building outside the security checkpoints at the Oconee Nuclear Station. This meeting was called by the NRC to talk about various projects designed to make the nuclear plant safer to operate and safer to those…

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Thorsland’s comments on May 19 meeting in Salem

May 27, 2015

Here are comments from a statement released today by Dr. Michael Thorsland, Superintendent of Oconee public schools, on the May 19 meeting that he, along with other district officials, attended in the auditorium at Tamassee-Salem High School:  ”Someone asked me specifically if I would make the recommendation to the Board to close TSM&H.  I responded…

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Home fire and truck accident

May 27, 2015

A home fire followed by a truck accident a few hours later made for an early start to the day in the service area covered by Keowee Fire Department. During the 9 o’clock hour this morning, a tandem truck hit a guardrail at the traffic light intersection of SC 130/183 near Oconee Nuclear. The driver…

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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