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Earle Roper remembered today

November 28, 2012
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For Ronnie O’Kelley and others, this is a day to remember Earle Roper, who became a legend in the business of car-selling in Seneca. Six Mile born, Roper died Sunday at 81 years old. A celebration of his life was planned this morning at the Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home. Eight years ago Roper and his son-in-law,…

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Ammo explodes in house fire

November 28, 2012
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Fire fighters encountered an unusual delay in pouring water onto a home fire Sunday night in Dillard, Georgia. Clayton Fire Chief Andrew Green said a cache of ammunition inside the house on Regiment Drive began to explode. According to Sky 104 Clayton, that caused a slight delay for the fire fighters. The house was destroyed.…

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Seneca to buy new tractor

November 28, 2012
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The vehicle that Seneca relied on for picking up discarded brush placed at the city’s curbs has been lost to a fire. “It caught fire,” said Mark Krabbe, director of public works, during last night’s City Hall meetings. Krabbe believes the bucket component from the burn vehicle can be salvaged from the tractor and used…

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All across the universe

November 28, 2012
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If you’re interested in NASA, telescopes, space — or just want to meet a Nobel Prize winner, plan to attend John Mather’s lecture tonight at Clemson University. The Nobel Laureate will speak at 7 at the Thurmond Institute about the “History of the Universe from Beginning to End.” Mather is a senior astrophysicist in the…

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Vandals strike Blue Ridge Field

November 28, 2012
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Vandals in recent weeks created havoc at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field. And the recreation director says the police are trying to find the culprits. According to Rick Lacey, recreation director, vandals kicked down a door and pulled down electric conduit. And that damaged the lighting system. Seneca and the community have high hopes for the…

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The public to get filled in

November 28, 2012
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Plans by the state to close an old bridge near Westminster are to be explained tomorrow during a two-hour public information meeting at the former train depot on Main Street. From 5 to 7 p-m, the meeting will follow a drop-in format, with displays for viewing the proposed plans to remove the S-64 (N. Seed…

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First Sunday sip “weeks away”

November 28, 2012
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The date on which the first Sunday sales of alcohol becomes legal in Seneca is just a few weeks ago, in the estimation of city leaders. City Administrator Greg Dietterick told the mayor and council last night that all of the documents and other information must first go to the State Department of Revenue in…

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Robbery suspect identified

November 28, 2012
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Robbery suspect identified

The police at Clemson have identified a suspect in their investigation of an armed robbery this month in the area of Lincoln Drive. The police say the warrant they hold for Jamel Deshon Brown charges the offense of armed robbery. According to the police, Brown is known to have ties to the ABG (Another Blood…

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Lakeside restaurant victim to fire

November 28, 2012
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Lakeside restaurant victim to fire

A tradition of more than 30 years of Oconee County lakeside dining is in ruins to an overnight fire. No one was hurt, but Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King reports Weineacker’s Restaurant on the Coneross Creek Road has been destroyed. Fire fighters were alerted during the midnight hour. About 60 fire fighters from Oconee and…

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Disabled truck burglarized

November 27, 2012
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Before a mechanic could get to a truck left disabled by the side of a rural Oconee road, thieves intervened and stole a large quantity of tools. The victim in this week’s theft at Martin Creek and J-P Stevens roads was Sumter Utilities of Sumter. Among items taken were tool cutters, black boots, oil jugs,…

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