Candidates and crowd left out in a cold rain

The candidates and their followers will have to wait another week. Last night’s scheduled forum for the two men running for Seat Three, Oconee County Council was called off when it was discovered that the meeting room had no lights, no heat, and no chairs. On behalf of the group Limited Government for Oconee, Judy Adams apologized to candidates Paul […]

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Students get early start in SC’s largest industry

South Carolina Department of Agriculture estimates that farming and forestry combine to generate more than $30 billion a year in the state economy. But the most recent census lists the average age of South Carolina farmers at 59 years old—higher than the national average by one year. Just 11% of South Carolina farmers are under 45. Nationally, there are five […]

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Fashion event to raise money for Safe Harbor

An event will raise money for Safe Harbor tonight at a posh Greenville club. It’s a fashion show and auction starting at 6 o’clock at the Greenville Poinsett Club. Safe Harbor advocate Kay Davis says the sold out event likely will bring in between $30 and $40 thousand dollars to be shared by Safe Harbor’s shelters in Anderson and Greenville […]

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Seneca fire

Fire fighters discovered smoke this morning coming from a mobile home near a Seneca church. The fire call location is Williams Street near S. Stribling. No injuries reported. The police are providing traffic control at the scene.

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Jazz on the Alley returns April 3

Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley returns for a new season April 3. It’s an outdoor musical event Thursday evenings from 5 To 6:30. This year’s opening band will be Funk Factory Jazz, starring Mia from the motion picture “Anchorman 2.” There, broadcasting live will be WYFF-TV’s John Cessarich, the meteorologist.

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OSD’s “Math Madness” is Saturday

The Oconee Industrial Group announced a $2 thousand grant today to sponsor the county School District’s Math Madness event. More than 400 students in third through fifth grade come together Saturday morning at Walhalla High School to compete in algorithms, problem solving, and team competition. “The OCIG is proud to sponsor the event for the third year in a row […]

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Unlawful neglect charged

A charge of unlawful neglect of a child has been placed against a mother near Westminster. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says the case made against Shirley Amanda Moore, 44 years old, has ties to the recent multiple sex offense charges against 35-year old Casey Demario Gaines. An arrest warrant alleges Moore allowed a teenage daughter “unsupervised contact” with Gaines. […]

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Spring forward this weekend!

Here’s a reminder that Daylight Saving Time officially begins Sunday morning. A good way to keep up with the time change is to set clocks and watches ahead one hour before retiring on Saturday night. The time change is also a good time to check and replace batteries in smoke detectors. If you need assistance, call your local fire department.

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Valerie Clements joins Watson Racing Team

A drag racer from the Pickens County town of Central is being described as a sensation in her sport, and Valerie Clements’ motorsports career now takes her to Watson Racing of Michigan. For the first time, Watson will field an entry in the Renegade Eliminator category of the National Mustang Racers Association. Clements begins her 2014 campaign this weekend in […]

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