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Congressional committee hears from 3rd District resident

June 4, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan issued a statement today after a Tea Party organizer from his hometown of Laurens testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on the IRS. Diamne Belsom’s testimony came on the day of newspaper headlines that quote the new IRS director to concede Americans no longer trust the agency…

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Basin officially out of the drought

June 4, 2013

Just in time for summer recreation, the Keowee-Toxaway Basin is officially “out of any drought designation.” A Duke Energy announcement this afternoon says rainfall has improved storage in the utility’s reservoirs and met other conditions in the regional drought plan. The basin takes in Bad Creek and lakes Jocassee and Keowee. U-S Army Corps of…

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CU, GHS agree to research powerhouse

June 4, 2013

Clemson University and Greenville Health System are establishing what they call a healthcare research powerhouse to fuel growth in medical research and breaththroughs, create opportunities for faculty, physicians and students and accelerate the flow of research into the Upstate. The collaboration, announced today, will target job-creating start up businesses in the Upstate’s medical and bio-engineering…

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Laurens Tea Party organizer to be witness at IRS hearing

June 4, 2013

A Third District resident is on a list of witnesses for today’s congressional hearing on the IRS. Dianne Belsom was scheduled to complain that the government’s tax agency overburdened the Laurens Tea Party with paperwork and questions when the Tea Party chapter applied for tax-exempt status in 2011.

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Free lunch program starts Monday

June 4, 2013

Oconee public schools once again this summer will attempt to ensure that young people receive a nutritious mid-day meal. The School District and its food service provider, Sodexo, will open their annual summer lunch program Monday at Seneca Middle School. Anyone up to 18 years old is invited to enjoy lunch for free. Special emphasis…

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Georgia man sentenced to 25 years

June 4, 2013

A 34-year old Georgia man convicted of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine has been sent to prison for 25 years. The S-C Attorney’s General Office today announced that Antonio Emerson Tate of Lawrenceville was convicted Friday in Greenville General Sessions Court. Judge Letitia Verdin’s sentence credits time that Tate served in jail awaiting trial. According to…

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Area within WHS site delcared wetland

June 4, 2013

A narrow creek within the construction property for the new Walhalla High School has been declared a wetland and, as such, according to the school district’s Richard Alexander, must be protected. While the creek is small, the property surrounding it that will be allowed to remain in a natural state appears large on a site…

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Murder defendant in custody

June 4, 2013

A man wanted on the charge of murder in Anderson is in police custody. A spokesman for the Anderson police, Lt. Tony Tilley, says Curtis Tywan Fowler was placed in custody yesterday by Anderson County deputies near the 28 By-Pass. Fowler is due in court this morning to be arraigned—a procedure in which the defendant…

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Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

June 3, 2013
Lee’s homicide is Oconee’s oldest unsolved

Had Westminster area resident Marcus Lee not been found beaten to death on December 8, 1986, Lee would be 82 years old today. The unsolved homicide of Marcus “Mark” Lee is the oldest unsolved or cold case in Oconee County—26 and a half years old. On a December night, Lee was severely beaten during a…

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No student lockers for new high school

June 3, 2013

A general contractor has assured Oconee public schools it will deliver a new high school for, at the most, nearly $54.5 million, but the school district’s director of facilities and maintenance says as much as $200 thousand is being saved by eliminating some furnishings that have been a staple of American high schools. OSD’s Richard…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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