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Marines conclude visit with CU tour

June 20, 2013

Forty visiting Marines, taking R-and-R in Oconee County, finished this year’s visit with a tour of facilities at Clemson University. They saw athletic facilities and got a look at the scroll of names, representing 482 Clemson students who’ve been killed in defense of the country.

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Two young Oconeeans face multiple charges

June 20, 2013

Property and vehicle crimes last month have resulted this week in the arrests of two young Oconeeans. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Department, Blake Christian Maness, 18-year old Fair Play resident, and Ahmed Nedal Mefleh, 17, of Westminster are charged with multiple burglary, larceny, and vehicle breaking charges. Crimes reported May 25 inside the Chickasaw Point…

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Cash for the Senate

June 20, 2013

A Republican hopeful next year for the U-S Senate in South Carolina speaks tonight in Seneca. He’s Richard Cash, who has his sights set on the seat now held by fellow Republican Lindsey Graham. Cash and Phillip Bowers, chairman of the Pickens County Republican Party, are speakers for a rally that begins at 6:30 at…

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Nothing new from search scene

June 20, 2013

Nothing new from the resumed search today for a man presumed drowned in the Chattooga River, according to Michelle Burnett, public affairs officer for the U-S Forest Service. While the search is on, the Wild and Scenic River remains open. And, occasionally during search operations, rescuers move to the side to allow boats to pass.…

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Multiple charges of assault and battery

June 20, 2013

An incident last month in which one car deliberately struck a second near Seneca has landed a 46-year old man in jail. According to authorities, David Augustus Mize was arrested yesterday and charged with multiple charges of assault and battery second degree. A deputy’s report lists five people as the victims and says two of…

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Sandifer shudders at the thought

June 20, 2013

Last year’s breach of the records system at the State Department of Revenue remains a police investigation, but reports have leaked out that suggest South Carolina may have paid a ransom to the perpetrator as a way to recover what’s lost and learn how the breach was carried out. “It is my sincere hope that…

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Opposed “rather vehemently”

June 20, 2013

Some in South Carolina may believe the closing or downsizing of state job service offices is the way to go, but Bill Sandifer is not one of them. The state lawmaker in whose district one of those job centers is located is part of an effort that seeks to keep functioning Seneca’s office on Radio…

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Killing the death tax

June 20, 2013

U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, has joined colleagues in favor of legislation to permanently repeal the death tax. In announcing his position, Scott refers to a study by a former director of the Congressional Budget Office that found repealing the tax would create 1.5 million more small business jobs and lower the country’s…

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Today’s Seneca Rotary meeting

June 20, 2013

Seneca Rotarians this afternoon learn about the project to build the new Walhalla High School. Guest speakers for the Rotary meeting are Richard Alexander and Dr. Michael Thorsland of the Oconee School District.

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Search for presumed drowning victim

June 20, 2013

Rescue crews are expected to resume the search at daylight this morning for a man presumed to have drowned in the Chattooga River. After several hours yesterday, crews suspended their search in a remote section at Long Creek. Efforts this morning are to send rescuers by boat and on trail, but their success is likely…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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