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Why DNR seized lake buoys

September 2, 2014

An explanation has been provided for the recent disappearance of privately-owned buoys from South Carolina lakes. The Friends of Lake Keowee has learned that state DNR personnel from Columbia have confiscated non-authorized buoys. State headquarters has responsibility for placing, repairing, and replacing legally authorized buoys. A meeting for further explanation and a chance to ask…

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Trial set alleging medical malpractice

September 2, 2014

A trial alleging medical malpractice against a health and rehabilitation facility near Seneca has been scheduled during next week’s term of Common Pleas Court in Oconee County. A court officer says a date certain has been assigned to the case of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care and others. It’s a case that alleges abuse and…

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50-plus years of South Carolina Apple Festival

September 1, 2014

At the start of South Carolina Apple Festival week, Leslie White is looking back at some history of one of Oconee County’s great events. White, curator of the Oconee Heritage Center, will share what she found during a public presentation at 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Westminster Library. And bring your appetite. This will…

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Walhallan wanted in Anderson arrested

September 1, 2014

A tip received by Oconee sheriff’s officers led to the arrest of a 36-year old man wanted by law enforcement authorities in Anderson County. The arrest of Matthew Vinson Leopard of Walhalla took place Friday afternoon at a business on N. Radio Station Road near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office listed the following charges against Vinson:…

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Jack T. Lombard

September 1, 2014

Jack T. Lombard of 851 highway 107, Mountain Rest died today.  He was 87. A private graveside service will take place.  Later there will be a memorial service.

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Home incarceration replaced by prison time

August 30, 2014

A Westminster man will be unable to satisfy his court sentence placing him on home incarceration. And it means that Robert Clarence Walters will be sent to prison for five years instead of being allowed to satisfy the sentence with home incarceration. According to a court officer, the change came about when the 10th Circuit…

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Walhalla to flush hydrants

August 30, 2014

During all of September, Walhalla will flush hydrants across its system. According to City Hall, for a short time, this may cause the water to discolor, but it will be safe to drink. Good advice is to check the water before you turn on a load of laundry.

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Police chase ends on Clemson campus

August 29, 2014

Police chase ends on Clemson campus 1600, Fri., 29 August 2014..lrm A chase early that started early today on highway 123 near Seneca wound up on the Clemson campus where a motorcycle rider nearly dropped his bike. Authorities arrested western North Carolina resident Eric Joseph Fontaine on charges of reckless driving, failure to stop and…

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Public may ride electric buses next week

August 29, 2014

In a few days, you can ride a Seneca electric passenger bus. The city has announced that the delayed start of service will take place Wednesday, September 3. That’s when Seneca and “CAT”—Clemson Area Transit—will deploy four electric passenger buses. Those buses were recently returned to Seneca for testing. The change from the gas-powered bus…

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Hands Across the Border leads to traffic safety

August 29, 2014

Each year, law enforcement officers from three states gather at holiday time to strategize and stress the need for safety on the highways. One such get together took place this week in Rabun County, Georgia, where Capt. Russell Wilson represented the South Carolina Highway Patrol. We’re now in the long Labor Day holiday weekend, a…

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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