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Settin’ the woods on fire!

June 7, 2013

The use of prescribed fire as a land management tool has deep and ancient roots in South Carolina heritage. But, according to a wildlife biologist and forester, a variety of factors make conducting prescribed burns increasingly challenging. Biologist-forester Johnny Stowe says properly conducted burns, also called controlled burns, have multiple benefits. They restore and maintain…

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Judge instructs law students

June 7, 2013

Greenville-Pickens Circuit Judge Letitia Verdin has spent the week as a co-instructor in a class of students at the Charleston School of Law. Verdin has sought to help the students understand procedures of the courtroom, where the students some day will find work as attorneys once they graduate from school and pass their bar exams.…

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Rivera receives life sentence

June 6, 2013

A judge sent an Anderson man to prison for the rest of his life today in a case that involved the murders of two people. Raymondeze Rivera was convicted in 2008 in the murder of Asha Wiley. Two years later, he was tried for the murder of Kwana Burns. The 2010 conviction was overturned this…

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Election ballot fix on the way to becoming law

June 6, 2013

A conference report on election reform has been approved by the South Carolina Legislature, and the Speaker of the House says the election ballot fix is set to become law. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the conference report combines House and Senate versions into one final act and will be sent to the Governor’s desk…

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Budget time for Westminster

June 6, 2013

Westminster is getting ready to air out new budgets for the next 12 months of government that begin July 1. At least compared to the current year, fiscal conservatives may like what they find. According to David Smith, city administrator, the proposed spending plans come in at $9.3 million—down from $10.4 million in 2012-13. The…

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OC’s 2013 graduates total 780

June 6, 2013

By the time the ceremonies finish Saturday, Oconee School District will have sent out into the world with diplomas 780 students—the total graduates in the Class of 2013. The first ceremony, featuring 113 adult education students, takes place tonight in Seneca. Oconee’s four high school graduation ceremonies are Saturday at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum. The numbers…

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Two men arrested in vicinity of burglary

June 6, 2013

Two men have been arrested by Oconee sheriff’s officers in the vicinity of a night time burglary in the Townville area. Law enforcement reports show charges of larceny and burglary first degree against James Leonard Oshields, 66, and Charles Daniel Barker, 31. Oshields has been identified as a neighbor of the Timberblake One Circle home…

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Storm Andrea prompts readiness

June 6, 2013

The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed and could potentially affect South Carolina. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center expect Tropical Storm Andrea to produce heavy rain and wind in many parts of the state beginning tonight and lasting through tomorrow morning. The SC Emergency Management Division, county…

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Heavy rainfall today raises safety concerns

June 6, 2013

According to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, owners and operators of reservoirs across South Carolina should check their dams immediately and during the next several days for possible problems caused by heavy rainfall. John Poole of DHEC says, “Owners who have the ability to lower their reservoir’s water level should safely do so…

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Vehicle fire stopped quickly

June 6, 2013

A fire inside a compact pick up truck near Fair Play was extinguished quickly yesterday, according to county fire chief Charlie King. Fire fighters responded to that call around 3:45 p-m on N. Port Bass Drive.    

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  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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