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Norton holds to his ruling

August 1, 2013

A magistrate holds to his decision ordering seized gaming machines destroyed. Judge Blake Norton’s ruling denying a new trial arrived yesterday in the offices of Attorney Gruber Sires. The Seneca attorney now says he will decide whether to pursue the appeal in the Common Pleas Court. Sires represents machine owners.The machines were seized this year…

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July: a record-breaker!

August 1, 2013

No surprise! The end of July report from the U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson is a record-setter. The records of retired Walhalla school teacher’s family go back to the First World War years. For July, the total rainfall at Walhalla was 15.13”. And for the first seven months of the year, more than 58” are…

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SHS class project extends from spring to summer

August 1, 2013

On some of this summer’s warmest days, Seneca High students and their parents could be seen weeding and fertilizing plants the students grew as part of a spring class project. With funds donated by the Knights of Columbus in Seneca, members of the high school’s Transition to Independence special needs class planted and maintained two…

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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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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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