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Access to Jumping-Off Rock now year-round

May 24, 2013

Access to Jumping-Off Rock, a prime destination point within Jocassee Gorges, is now available year-round. According to the Department of Natural Resources, Horsepasture Road from U-S 178 to the overlook and Camp Adger Road from 178 to the Horse Mountain gate will be open for licensed vehicles. For safety, no ATV use will be allowed…

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Seneca transforms for holiday weekend

May 24, 2013

Seneca will be a city in transformation this weekend, as city personnel work long, hard hours getting ready for tomorrow night’s performance by the Charlie Daniels Band. Great music by Charlie Daniels and other bands aside, Councilman Joel Ward is asking everyone to remember the car cruise-in that’ll be a part of his city’s Memorial…

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“Give me all your money!” UPDATE

May 23, 2013

A Seneca police officer, well-acquainted with the backdrop of Wednesday night’s armed robbery on the By-Pass, saw his hunch pay off within a few minutes. According to the police department’s report of the robbery, the officer’s hunch paid off when he and a partner were able to stop a suspect car on dead-end Morningside Drive—behind…

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Duke’s big pledge to OC land conservation

May 23, 2013

Officially, so far, an announcement yesterday by a Duke Energy official to grant hundreds of thousands of dollars to Oconee’s financially-bereft conservation board amounts to no more than a pledge that is dependent on what happens at the end of a long, complex process. Nevertheless, Shea Airey said today, “We’re very happy.” The attorney and…

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SPD charges in armed robbery

May 23, 2013

The Seneca police have announced charges against four men in last night’s holdup at the Marathon convenience store on By-Pass 123. One of those men, Teryn LeShane Robinson, 19 years old, is charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon while in the commission of a crime. Others charged: Justin…

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Schoolground incidents

May 23, 2013

Incidents at two Oconee County schools brought out deputies and other emergency responders. During the lunch hour, an accident occurred at Tamassee-Salem High School involving a student returning from an off-campus lunch trip with her younger sister. The vehicle accidentally ran over the student’s leg, requiring a trip to the hospital for that student for…

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Businesswoman perseveres to win civic club award

May 23, 2013

Maybe it’s Evelyn Owen’s nature or her enjoyment of serving the public. Whatever the characteristic, Seneca Rotary Club deemed her worthy of its prestigious Ballenger Award. The award, named for a pioneer in Seneca business, was presented today to Owen who, for 11 years, has owned and operated a restaurant and consignment shop on Ramcat…

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Footings to be dug

May 23, 2013

The first visible signs of building the new Walhalla High are to take place as early Monday. That’s when workmen are to start to dig footings for the buildings and facilities, according to Richard Alexander. Alexander serves as director of facilities and maintenance for Oconee public schools.  

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“Wild dogs” roam Walhalla

May 23, 2013

izer gun was zeroing-in on a pack of wild dogs believed to be hiding in a wooded area on the grounds of the former Avondale Manufacturing Company plant. Police Chief Ronald Wilbanks says as many as five dogs, as part of a pack, have been roaming Main Street and other sections of Walhalla for about…

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Four suspects in Seneca holdup

May 23, 2013

The police in Seneca say they have four people in custody in their investigation of a late night armed robbery at the Marathon gas station/ convenience store on the 123 By-Pass. Chief John Covington says he expects to identify the suspects and detail the charges later today. A gunman, wearing a mask, entered Marathon at…

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