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Navy officer graduates

May 9, 2013

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Sebastian Holcombe has graduated from the Navy’s Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek. The school trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of nuclear propulsion plants. He’s the son of Douglas Holcombe of Walhalla and Shelia Kaiser of Anderson. Petty…

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Territory 3 nominees invited

May 9, 2013

Friday night is still considered a date night. And the joke going around at this week’s meeting of the board of directors of the Pioneer Rural Water District followed this line. If you need a place to take your date this Friday night, consider a meeting at the water district headquarters in Oakway. To meet…

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Meth lab in rural Oconee

May 9, 2013

Oconee officers are at the scene of what Sheriff Crenshaw called an active meth lab between Westminster and Long Creek. In their take-down of that lab, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says officers have discovered what they believe are stolen goods—-various pieces of antique farm equipment. According to Crenshaw, it’s possible that the rightful owners of these…

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Booth to serve as trustee

May 9, 2013

Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tri-County Technical College president, has been elected to a pair of national boards. Booth will serve as a member of the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It’s the regional accrediting board for higher education degree-granting institutions across the 11 southernmost states. He’s also…

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Ted Stokes is Tech award winner

May 9, 2013

Long-time Tri-County Tech instructor Ted Stokes won this year’s Adjunct Faculty Presidential Award. The award goes to the faculty member recognized for excellence in teaching, who has consistently high student evaluations and who supports the philosophy and goals of the college. Stokes, an Anderson resident, is an engineering manager at Schneider Electric near Seneca. He…

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How safe are our schools?

May 9, 2013

At their meeting this afternoon, Seneca Rotarians learn about safety and security in Oconee’s public schools. Guest speakers for the meeting: Evie Hughes of the Oconee School District and Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s Department.

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Drought declared dead

May 9, 2013

All three reservoirs on the upper Savannah River continue to rise, and the Army Corps of Engineers has announced the end of drought operations. On Tuesday, the water level at J-Strom Thurmond Dam and Clarks Hill rose above 328 feet above mean sea level for the first time since March 2011. Thurmond Lake’s last extended…

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Shooting near Westminster

May 9, 2013

A man wounded by gunfire late yesterday afternoon near Westminster was sent to the hospital for treatment. A spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department described the shooting as a leg wound. Sheriff’s officers are investigating the incident believed to have arisen over a dispute involving a third person.  

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Senecans arrested in manhunt

May 8, 2013
Senecans arrested in manhunt

    Two Seneca residents have been arrested in a manhunt in Georgia, led by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms. Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said Brandon Wayne Arnold, 29 years old, was wanted by the ATF for alleged illegal sale and trafficking of firearms. According to Cleveland, both Arnold and 25-year old Heather Elaine…

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Walhalla announces softball tourney

May 8, 2013

Dixie Youth teams from four counties are coming to Walhalla next month for a week-long softball tournament that city leaders hope will help showcase what the city can offer visitors. During a City Hall meeting last night, city council members commended John Galbreath, recreation director, for organizing the tournament. Teams entered are coming from Oconee,…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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