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Seneca rezoning requests

April 15, 2013

At its meeting tonight, Seneca Planning Commission considers three rezoning applications. The applications involve property of Serenity Place at Northside Circle, Golden Corner Food Pantry on the Wells Highway, and Rekha Enterprises at Wells and S. 4th Street. The City Hall hearings begin at 6 o’clock.

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National Week of the Young Child

April 15, 2013

Oconee County’s First Steps celebrates the Week of the Young Child this morning by distributing “Resource Guides for Families with Young Children.” Representatives of all Oconee law enforcement agencies are to receive the guides at 10 o’clock this morning in the administrative offices of the Seneca Police Department. According to Marie Dunnam, executive director of…

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Apparent drowning in Lake Keowee

April 15, 2013

A 35-year old Easley man fell from his boat to his death late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee. Coroner Karl Addis says the body of Charles David Keeney will be autopsied to assist with the investigation of what’s presumed to have been a drowning death. Oconee County 9-1-1 was activated at 4:05 p-m by a…

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Drive-by shootings

April 13, 2013

  Two homes near Seneca were the scenes last week of drive-by shootings, and the Sheriff’s Department seeks the public’s help to solve the crimes. The drive-by shootings occurred Wednesday during the early morning hours. First, just before 4 a-m on Gallo Way, not far from the Shiloh Road. The second, a little more than…

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Crenshaw statement on pool

April 12, 2013

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw issued the following statement today to 96.3/WGOG NEWS on the possibility that prisoners will be directed to help return the Walhalla Swimming Pool to working order: “In reference to the inmate labor issue for the Walhalla City Pool, I have heard anywhere from 10 to 20 inmates being used and housed…

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Walhalla optimism for grant approval

April 12, 2013

Nearly three-quarters of Walhalla homeowners in target area qualify under the government’s low-income standards. And that leaves Scott Parris, the city utilities director, confident that a community development block grant will be approved to pay for replacing additional water lines in the Walhalla’s Chicopee Mill Village. The grant application is due Monday. This morning a…

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Pool has decent chance to reopen

April 12, 2013

A day after DHEC came to town, Walhalla’s representative to Oconee County Council, Wayne McCall, is liking the County Seat’s chances for re-opening its swimming pool this year. The Department of Health and Environmental Control sent a team of a half dozen inspectors yesterday, and McCall said he and the others awaiting their arrival were…

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Arrest in winter time house burglary

April 12, 2013

Law enforcement reports show a 26-year old Oconee County man arrested and charged with burglary second degree and simple larceny at a house that belonged to a deceased woman. The woman’s son discovered the crime when he went to the home on the Shiloh Road and found it ransacked. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department,…

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Walhalla students picked for Governor’s School

April 12, 2013

Four students at Walhalla Middle School will attend this summer’s S-C Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Selected for the two-week program were Jesus Miranda, Gage Picotte, Skylar Stanley, and Mallie Lewis. Summer Discovery is a program for rising ninth graders interested in creative writing, drama, music and visual arts. Jesus passed the audition…

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CU students fight hunger

April 12, 2013

Clemson students starting Sunday are hoping that shoppers will think twice about the problem of hunger in their backyard. Members of a Clemson class are hosting a food drive at the Central Wal-Mart Sunday and Thursday. A sophomore from Pickens, Andrew Hendricks, said he and his fellow students will provide a list of items to…

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  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amBBQ & Bluegrass
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
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