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Pro footballer to give back to his hometown

April 3, 2015

Houston Texans’ pass catcher DeAndre Hopkins returns home next week to give back to his native Central. Hopkins announces he will sponsor this year’s Central Hurricanes. The 12-and-under team belongs to the Tri-County Football League and will begins its season April 15. Hopkins, as a boy, played on the same fields as the Central Hurricanes…

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Spring Jubilee weekend in Pendleton

April 3, 2015

This is Spring Jubilee weekend in Pendleton. Organizers of this 38th annual event hope for sunshine, warm breezes and two good days on the village green. The jubilee, known for its artists and craftsmen, officially starts at 10 tomorrow morning. The weekend will include bike rides through the countryside.

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Food drive benefits the Salvation Army

April 3, 2015
Food drive benefits the Salvation Army

 The pantry of the Salvation Army in Walhalla is in better shape, thanks to a donation from the Local Emergency Planning Commission of Oconee County. From a food drive by commission member organizations, about 200 cans of food were delivered yesterday to the Salvation Army at its location on S. John Street. Commission members Scott…

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Arrest made in Seneca car breakins

April 2, 2015

The police in Seneca say a car they stopped this week in search of an auto break-in suspect started as a case of driving under suspension. But it escalated. The police say in the vehicle driven by Orin Kemp, 38, of Whittle’s Trailer Park, they found incriminating evidence. That evidence included identification documents belonging to…

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Monday is back to school day

April 2, 2015

The school calendar shows this Monday, April 6, as an off day for Oconee public schools. But Monday has become a snow make-up day, and a district official says schools will resume at regular time. They have been closed this week for spring break.

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Jazz on the Alley called off tonight

April 2, 2015

The first Jazz on the Alley for 2015 is a casualty of today’s rain. The Ramcat Alley event in Seneca will not take place tonight.

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Westminster pursues economic development project

April 2, 2015

So far, the project is known publicly as “Project Point.” Jeff Lord, city administrator for Westminster, said yesterday that his city is pursuing grants to help make the project a reality.

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County help for two existing employers

April 2, 2015

Oconee County is completing deals to lend a hand to two of the county’s employers, and the public will have a say beginning Tuesday next week. At its 6 o’clock Tuesday evening meeting at Pine Street, the council has scheduled hearings on an amended and re-stated fee-in-lieu of tax agreement with Borg Warner Torq Transfer…

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Contestant field set for Miss Oconee Belle

April 2, 2015

One dozen young ladies are in the field to compete to be the first Miss Oconee Belle. The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the pageant, Saturday April 11 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The doors will open at 4:30 for a 5:00 start. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. This pageant was…

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Oconee gets ready for historian types

April 2, 2015

A week from now, Oconee will host an annual get together of the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies. In a meeting this morning at the Lunney Museum on Seneca’s Silk Stocking Hill, finals plans for the April 9-11 event were being reviewed. Besides the normal business of the group’s membership, the three days…

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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