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Senators speak out on the Boston tragedy

April 22, 2013

U-S Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina says the Boston Marathon bombings show America’s strong resolve against national acts of terrorism. In the Weekly Republican Address, Scott said, “To those who would attack America or our citizens, let me say this—there is no corner on earth, no hiding place in America to keep us from…

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Watt represents OSD at state event

April 22, 2013

Jimmy Watt, public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, represented the department during a “Zero Tolerance for Litter” press conference on the statehouse grounds in Columbia. Law enforcement officers and officials from across the state attended. And the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the “Zero Tolerance for Litter” campaign this month, as…

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Pardon and expungement workshop today!

April 22, 2013

A pardon and expungement workshop takes place at 3:30 this afternoon in Seneca at the SC Works Center at 11091 Radio Station Road. The workshop is designed to provide information regarding provisions in state law for the expungement of an arrest record or for the possibility of a pardon. And on 96.3/WGOG NEWS today Greg…

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Road paver at work this week

April 22, 2013

A road paver has announced it will be at work on projects this week in Oconee and Pickens counties. Today is the start of work by King Asphalt on highway 11 between Antioch Church Road and Sunset community. That work is scheduled to last until around May 7. Tomorrow King will work on the Coneross…

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Police chief says funds well spent

April 19, 2013

Thirty thousand dollars spent one year ago is paying off today for the Seneca Police Department, according to its chief. John Covington said the $30 thousand dollars approved by city council was enough to finish equipping all patrol vehicles with up-to-date car video/audio recording equipment and replace out-dated units. It also allowed the police to…

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Oakway student wins honorable mention

April 19, 2013

An Oconee County public school student gained honorable mention in this year’s Project Sentry Logo Contest, sponsored by the U-S Attorney’s Office in South Carolina. A certificate of appreciation and a ribbon went to Oakway Intermediate School’s Lilly Smith, who competed in the grades 3-5 division. The statewide contest gives South Carolina students a chance…

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40-unit apartment complex proposed

April 19, 2013

Alabama concerns are pursuing a 40-unit apartment complex at the edge of Seneca city limits and are requesting the city to annex the 19.45 acres involved. A city planning commission hearing May 20 will take up the annexation and the designation of a zoning classification to cover the property at 336 Maple Grove Road, near…

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OC’s jobless rate falls to 7.9%

April 19, 2013

Oconee County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in March, from the February rate of 9%. The number of employed Oconeeans was 29,037 and the unemployed totaled 2,482. The Department of Employment and Workforce reported the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.4% in March from February’s 8.6%. Across the state unemployment numbers are at the…

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Local docs join Playsafe board

April 19, 2013

Two long-time physicians in the Seneca-Clemson area have joined the board of directors of Playsafe. The non-profit organization provides certified athletic trainers to secondary schools and community athletic events in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. Among Playsafe’s newest board members are Dr. John McRoberts, Clemson dentist since 2000, and Dr. Larry Bowman, team physician for…

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Lake Hartwell services reduced

April 19, 2013

Significant cuts in federal spending are leading the Savannah District, U-S Army Corps of Engineers to close one primitive campground and partially close six day use areas for the 2013 season. Service reductions affecting the Oconee-Pickens area include partial closing of the Friendship Day Use Areas. Mullins Ford and Lawrence Bridge Recreation Areas will be…

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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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