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Pilot project to address honeybee-pesticide conundrum

October 30, 2014

Honeybees and pesticides are mortal enemies.  They are also among a farmer’s best friends.  ClemsonUniversity specialists are experimenting with a way to for them to get along.  They’ve established a pilot program for beekeepers and pesticide applicators to compare notes online to reduce accidental poisoning of honeybees and their hives.  Jennifer Tsuruda of Clemson Extension…

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Halloween tomorrow night!

October 30, 2014

Trick or treaters tomorrow night should be able to enjoy some ideal weather. 96.3/WGOG’s Kris Butts is forecasting cold temperatures and mostly clear skies. Walhalla reminds everyone that its traditional Halloween event this year will take place at the fire department, instead of the Depot. It’s being called “Boo in the Bay” and everyone is…

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“We are going to see if we can do it”

October 30, 2014

The closest a Clemson Area Transit bus comes to the South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation near Seneca is the vicinity of the Utica Baptist Church.  Those who work to help clients overcome disabilities to gain employment are hoping to change that.  Al Babinicz, “CAT” exectuive director, said, “We are going to see if we…

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Jeff Covington part of a law enforcement family

October 30, 2014

In some corners, the name Covington is synonymous with Seneca. H-P Covington was a long-time city councilman. His son, Pat, served as police chief and later as mayor. The late Pat Covington’s two sons followed their father into the law enforcement field as soon as they reached the age of 21. Today John Covington serves…

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Camper stolen

October 29, 2014
Camper stolen

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to locate a camper stolen early this month from Parkway Campers on s. highway 11. It’s a 21-foot pull behind Fun Finder camper with a red stripe down the side with letters on the back. It’s a 2007 model, valued around $5 thousand.

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Open house ceremony at Vocational Rehab

October 29, 2014

An open house near Seneca today celebrated the work that a state agency does to prepare and help disabled South Carolinians attain and keep competitive employment. The event, at the South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Center on the Wells Highway, also displayed proclamations signed by local and area mayors marking October as Disabilities Employment Month. The…

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Arrest made in Willard’s Tractor crime

October 29, 2014
Arrest made in Willard’s Tractor crime

 Two Anderson men have been implicated in a weekend burglary at Willard’s Tractor on S. Highway 11. One man has been arrested; a second is being sought. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Gregory Morris Harbert on the charge of grand larceny in the theft Saturday morning of a trailer in front of…

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Adjusting the articles of incorporation

October 29, 2014

The entity that manages Seneca-owned properties, such as the former Pro Pex building that is being restored for economic development, is changing some of the articles of its incorporation. City Administrator Greg Dietterick advised the mayor and city council last night that the adoption of an amendment to the articles of incorporation are aimed at…

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Group to tour Greenwood today

October 29, 2014

An Oconee County group will make a one-day tour today of Greenwood, with the expectation that they’ll see some things that’ll be instructive for municipalities that want to do more about revitalization. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism, says those leaving for the trip today represent the county, three of its municipalities,…

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Change seen at Sanctuary Pointe

October 29, 2014

Change noticed at Sanctuary Pointe 0730, Wed., 29 October 2014..lrm A gate has now been installed at the front of the property under lease by the group that hopes to develop a two-mile peninsula on Lake Hartwell, at exit one in Fair Play. And those who’ve looked at the front of the Sanctuary Pointe project…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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