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Six contestants move on!

July 31, 2013

Six young women won the right to compete in the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA competitions after winning their divisions Saturday night at Walhalla High School. Advancing to competition this November in North Charleston were Mary Catherine Owen of Lexington, Miss Lake Keowee Teen USA; Anna Catherine Cox of Spartanburg,…

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Grant to pay for spay and neuter surgeries

July 31, 2013

The animal welfare organization PetSmart Charities has awarded a grant to the Oconee Humane Society to pay for spay/neuter for about 600 cats in a target area of Oconee County over the span of one year. The program, called the $ix Dollar Fix,” will allow residents of a specific area to have their cats spayed…

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Seneca crime this morning!

July 31, 2013

An unlawful entry this morning at a Seneca apartment complex. The police say it happened at a unit of Applewood Villas on South Fourth Street. Suspects are being tracked and, according to Chief John Covington, one suspect is believed to be armed. The intruders are believed to have run into woods nearby.  

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Fireflies glowing in S.C., but conservation needed

July 31, 2013

Results from the 2013 firefly count are in. There’s a steady glow in many parts of the state, but Clemson researchers say conservation efforts are needed. The goal of the program is to collect data over several years from different habitats to determine the population trend of fireflies. Because of urban development and changes in…

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OMC dietary team’s winning dish

July 31, 2013

Oconee Medical Center chef Emily Hancock and dietitians Heather Summers, April Howe and Estella Hudak are credited with coming up with a three-course meal that took first place during a hospital food-cooking contest last week in Charleston. The guidelines that teams from 10 South Carolina hospitals had to follow required a dish that met specific…

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Graduate Aguilar gets his assignment

July 31, 2013

John Aguilar, the first Oconee deputy to be graduated from the state academy since Sheriff Mike Crenshaw went into office, is up and running with his first assignment. The Sheriff’s Office has announced that Aguilar has been assigned to road patrol duty. And Crenshaw is glad to have him, especially for his ability to speak…

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Seneca to be busy this weekend

July 31, 2013

Seneca is primed to welcome hundreds of visitors to the city this weekend. And many of them, players and coaches in a big baseball tourney, have reserved all of the city’s motel rooms, according to Mayor Dan Alexander. One or two of the teams, he said, have had to take rooms at nearby Clemson. One…

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Seneca welcomes grant and seeks loan

July 31, 2013

Seneca’s elected leaders took actions last night to welcome an outside grant that’s going to help the city facilitate its move to electric-powered passenger buses. In their special meeting, the mayor and council also agreed to seek a $13 million state loan to pay for utility system improvements. Mayor Alexander and City Administrator Dietterick have…

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Near 100-year old church may make additions

July 31, 2013

Walhalla’s near 100-year old Catholic Church may add a meeting room and a replacement bathroom. The city Board of Zoning Appeals last night approved a special exception to the zoning law that permits St. Francis Catholic Church to make the additions to the back corner of the church fronting W. Mauldin Street. Property setback requirement…

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Downed tree blocks road

July 31, 2013

A fallen tree is blocking Jocassee Lake Road near Salem, in the vicinity of Shack Hollow Road. Oconee County Dispatch has sent a number of resources to handle that situation and return the rural road to normal travel.

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