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PRWD eyes Rural Development loan/grant

March 22, 2013

After a public hearing this week, Pioneer Rural Water District of Oconee-Anderson is moving forward with a combination grant-loan application to one of the country’s largest federal agencies. Within the utilities programs in the Rural Development part of the U-S Department of Agriculture, the rural two-county water retailer pins its hopes for a loan of…

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Teachers renewed for 2013-14

March 22, 2013

All existing Oconee public school teachers who wish to return to their classrooms for another year have new contract offers. Earnestine Williams, director of human resources for the school district, announced this week that 893 contracts approved by the board of trustees are being issued. Some current Oconee teachers, however, are retiring. Some have chosen…

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First place finish for SHS Chorale

March 22, 2013

The Honors Chorale at Seneca High captured a superior first place trophy yesterday in Columbia at the 3-A division of the South Carolina State Choral Festival. The Honors Women’s Chorus won a superior rating and a second place trophy in sight singing. It’s the fourth straight 3-A title for the Seneca Honors Chorale and the…

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USFS announces prescribed burn

March 22, 2013

U-S Forest Service in Oconee County announced plans this morning for a prescribed burn today in Mountain Rest, at Russell Farms. The prescribed burn is to cover 73 acres and, according to a USFS spokesman, will begin late this morning.

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25-year old sentenced to 25 years

March 22, 2013

A 25-year old man Clemson was convicted this week of burglary first degree, armed robbery, conspiracy, and possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number and sentenced to 25 years in prison. According to the prosecutor’s office, Larold Lee Morris and another man entered a student’s apartment in Central, held the student at gunpoint,…

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Sentence totals 16 years

March 22, 2013

A 25-year old Clemson was convicted this week of burglary first degree, armed robbery, conspiracy, and possession of a weapon with an obliterated serial number and sentenced to 25 years in prison. According to the prosecutor’s office, Larold Lee Morris and another man entered a student’s apartment in Central, held the student at gunpoint, and…

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For now, Bonelli back to jail

March 22, 2013

An 86-year old Oconeean brought to court in a wheelchair has been certified by a state doctor as  incompetent to stand trial on two murder charges. But Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox decided yesterday that, for the time being, he is going to hold up a process that could lead to defendant Nicholas Bonelli being institutionalized.…

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Man and truck take dip in lake

March 22, 2013

A man and his truck took an unexpected turn into Lake Hartwell late yesterday afternoon. Robert Robbs of Seneca managed to free himself and get out of the water, but his pick-up remained in water for about three hours before a heavy duty wrecker was able to remove it. Yesterday afternoon’s accident  occurred on Martin…

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142 times so far this year

March 21, 2013

Oconee’s number one educator is not someone to sit behind a desk. Dr. Mike Lucas frequently sits in classrooms to check the quality of teaching and learning. So far this year, he has visited 142 classrooms.

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Combating the invasive Cogongrass

March 21, 2013
Combating the invasive Cogongrass

A workshop takes place today near Columbia to allow Clemson University and the Nature Conservancy to wage battle against a nasty and noxious weed more prevalent than kudzu. According to Steve Compton, the war is on against the plant Cogongrass. “We need as many eyeballs as we can get to help us locate it so…

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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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