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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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Woman charged with Seneca bank bomb threats

July 24, 2013

The police have arrested and charged a 31-year old woman with telephoning two bomb threats to the Seneca branch of South Carolina Bank and Trust. Melissa Ann Barksdale of the Shiloh Road was arrested yesterday on warrants charging her with telephoning the bank twice the morning of May 28 and claiming a bomb was in…

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Company to invest $1 million in Seneca

July 24, 2013

A company will invest $1 million  and create five new jobs in Seneca. The company is called COE Optics, described as a leading provider of optical research and development solutions. The five jobs are to be highly-skilled research intensive positions, according to an announcement by the office of Oconee Economic Development. “We are grateful for…

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Church hires new youth director

July 24, 2013

Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church filled its part-time position of Youth Director with the hiring of Lydia Dever—a mother of three children, including twin girls. Dever began work July 1, just in time to take part in the Salkahatchie project in Bamberg. Each summer the youth of St. Luke join other youth groups around…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • 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
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