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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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Proclaiming a new farmers market

May 8, 2013
Proclaiming a new farmers market

The sign has been made. Now it’s just a matter of time before Walhalla opens its Farmers Market on Main Street!

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Walhalla alleges exploitation of vulnerable adult

May 8, 2013

The Walhalla police are alleging a case of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Alerted yesterday by the DSS, the police arrested and charged a 37-year old woman with the offense of abuse/failure to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Lt. Paul Harris identified the woman arrested as Glenda Gail Goss of Tribble…

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OC mired over public lands and zoning

May 8, 2013

Questions linger as to whether Oconee County can apply zoning to public-owned lands, especially those in Oconee County that belong to Clemson University. And it may take a legal confab to clear it up. Last night Scott Moulder, county administrator, recommended County Council exempt all university-owned property in Oconee within five miles of Tillman Hall…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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