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Rain-filled pond concern for Westminster

July 30, 2013

A large body of water leftover from the days of the Beacon textile plant is creating concern for Westminster. Rhett Smith, a Westminster representative to the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, calls it a pre-treatment sewer pond. The pond has been filling with rain water and the concern, Smith said, is over pollution and health. The…

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Police presence for safety reasons

July 30, 2013

Two Athens, Georgia man were arrested in Oconee County and charged with crimes as part of a drug investigation conducted by the Seneca police early Sunday morning on highway 11. Chief John Covington says his officers were there as part of a mutual aid request from the Oconee Sheriff’s Department in the vicinity of the…

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Husband considered primary aggressor

July 30, 2013

Sheriff’s officers say their investigation of an incident late yesterday afternoon at a Townville home points to the husband as the primary aggressor, even though the husband suffered multiple stab wounds. According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the husband was jailed on a temporary custody order upon his release last evening from…

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Section of Dr. John’s Road off limits

July 30, 2013

A section of the Dr. John’s Road near Barrett Way has been temporarily closed by the DOT and corrections are being planned for what was a slide caused by a weather-related problem. A temporary detour is being arranged, and the motoring public is asked to proceed cautiously. Mike Smith, DOT resident maintenance engineer, says because…

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Pickens County seeks damage reports

July 30, 2013

Pickens County Emergency Management requests that anyone who lives in Pickens County and was impacted by the recent rain events that resulted in uninsured or under-insured damage, including policy deductibles, to report those losses to Pickens County Emergency Management at 864/898-5946 or by email jlink@co.pickens.sc.us. You are asked to include your name, address, and phone…

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OSD food prices set for a new year!

July 29, 2013

In the public schools, the proverbial saying of there’s no such thing as a free lunch does not always apply. Ahead of the start of a new school year next month, the Oconee School District has set prices for breakfast and lunch meals. And, for certain students who qualify under household size and income guidelines,…

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Color combo voted #1

July 29, 2013

Those who took part in an online vote have selected Seneca High School’s colors to adorn the city’s electric-power buses that are on order from the manufacturer. Riley Johnson, Seneca Events Coordinator, today announced blue and gold as the colors preferred overall, by 54% of those who cast ballots. Voting ended Friday. A specific breakdown…

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Card crime expands from CU to Seneca

July 29, 2013

The case of a man arrested by campus police at Clemson in the investigation of credit card crime has spread to the nearby jurisdiction of Seneca. The Seneca police have announced they have added to charges already filed against Richard Clayton Sr. The 43-year old Clayton was arrested last week by Clemson campus police and…

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Swimming discouraged due to high water

July 29, 2013

Until water levels recede, the U-S Forest Service is urging visitors to the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests to avoid swimming in the creeks, rivers and streams. In some waterways, levels are more than one foot above normal. Three swimming-related fatalities have occurred in the Pisgah National Forest this month. Visitors should also avoid climbing…

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OMC E-R renovation starts tomorrow

July 29, 2013

Renovation starts tomorrow on the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center. But all the while the plan is to keep the E-R up and running. The emergency department is to receive new floors, wall coverings, cabinets, lighting, furniture and other improvements. “We see almost 40,000 patients per year in our Emergency Department, which creates a…

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  • 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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