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Fire in restaurant kitchen

April 30, 2013

Employees at a lakeside restaurant near Seneca this morning used extinguishers to put out a kitchen fire. The 9-1-1 call received from the Seneca Fire Department reported a gas leak at the Tikki Hut preceded the fire. It occurred as the restaurant was preparing today’s lunch, and two of the employees required medical attention—one for…

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Drug arrest made in Seneca

April 30, 2013

A 55-year old man was arrested yesterday at a Seneca business—an arrest made by both city and county officers. According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, Joseph Michael West of West North Second Street, Seneca was arrested at Yesterday’s, a West North First Street business, and warrants were served also at West’s home.…

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Solid waste bill concerns

April 30, 2013

Oconee County leaders are worried that legislation before the South Carolina General Assembly could take away their authority to keep out of state solid waste from being stored in their county. It’s a bill supported by the State Chamber of Commerce and opposed by the South Carolina Association of Counties. According to Charles Edens, president…

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Walhalla chorus in competition

April 30, 2013

Three choirs from the Walhalla Middle School Chorus competed Saturday against choirs from three states during the Music Showcase Festival at Six Flags Over Georgia. The local singers brought back first place trophies and ratings. The competition featured choirs from South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

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Get out the calculators and sharpen the pencils

April 30, 2013

Budget figures will fly tonight inside the chambers of the Oconee County Council. During a special 6 o’clock meeting, the Oconee Superintendent of Education and his staff will present their request for 2013-14. Once the education presentation is made, there’s to be a break before County Administrator Scott Moulder and staff present their version of…

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Mayor to deliver graduation address

April 30, 2013

Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts will deliver Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement address Friday, May 10 at 6 o’clock in the Anderson Civic Center. About 550 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas or certificates. Besides families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the college are invited to attend. Roberts became the first…

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Arrest made in truck break-in

April 26, 2013

Within days of the crime, the Seneca police have made an arrest in their investigation of a break-in April 19 to a pickup truck. The police have charged a 19-year old man, Demarcus Shawntez Taylor, with receiving stolen goods. The police investigated a report of a break-in to a Ford F-350 in which a laptop…

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New potassium iodide supple available

April 26, 2013

South Carolina has received 1.2 million adult doses of potassium iodide (KI) for distribution to residents in Oconee and Pickens counties and others within a 10-mile emergency planning zone of five nuclear power plants. “Potassium iodide provides additional protection for the thyroid gland against one form of radiation,” according to DHEC Director Catherine Templeton. “It…

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Hungriest can thank busy soup kitchen

April 26, 2013

Many of Seneca’s and Oconee County’s hungriest individuals can thank a group of workers and volunteers for a daily meal. An open house yesterday at Seneca’s Our Daily Bread highlighted the benevolent work  of the Daily Bread staff and many in the community who donate to keep the freezer and pantry stocked. Richard Ledford, chairman…

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First round co-leaders at Mountain Lakes Classic

April 26, 2013

Ted Smith and Sunny Kim carded 3-under 68s in the first round of the Mountain Lakes Classic at Seneca and finished the day tied atop the leader board in the $150 thousand event. The tourney is being presented by Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau. Smith, a former University of North Carolina standout from Orlando,…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
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