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Once again, a Monday of threats

February 12, 2013

A second straight Monday of telephoned bomb threats are being investigated by law enforcement in and around Seneca. No explosives were found and no injuries were reported. The Oconee Sheriff’s Department reported threats were received during and after the lunch hour, and investigators responded to gather information. Affected yesterday were Wal-Mart, Oconee Medical Center, BASF…

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Husband-wife succeed in Ripple of One

February 11, 2013

The Oconee County-based program Ripple of One is counting a husband and wife with six children as their latest success story. Neither the husband nor the wife had finished high school and the family’s only income was the SSI check for their disabled son. But the couple, with the help of their Ripple of One…

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Call it a harbinger of spring

February 11, 2013

Spring arrives officially March 20, but a few days before you can count on an appearance of the rare and beautiful flower Oconee Bell. Within the borders of the state’s Devil’s Fork State Park lives a large community of the lovely, reclusive flowering plants. Everyone has a special invitation to have a look at the…

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Eat at school and help Backpack!

February 11, 2013

How do chicken salad sandwich, chips, baked beans, strawberry shortcake and tea sound for lunch? That’s the menu this Friday at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. Oconee School District invites Oconee County residents to enjoy lunch there at Blue Ridge or at any other county school, where the menu will be something else, as a…

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Anglers take on Lake Keowee

February 11, 2013

Anglers from four states competed this weekend at South Cove Park on Lake Keowee, in the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, part of the Forrest L. Wood Circuit. Boaters Darren Ashley of Calhoun Falls and Adam Rice of Anderson both hauled in a five-fish total of 15 pounds and 12 ounces, earning 250 points and splitting…

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Phone trouble

February 11, 2013

Oconee School District schools and offices are experiencing telephone troubles this morning. They expect to have the phones back working shortly.

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Stressful time at OSD

February 11, 2013

The first part of the calendar year creates stress inside Oconee public school headquarters in Walhalla. The budget process makes it so, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent. At tonight’s board meeting, the administrators will propose a timeline for the process to fund the public schools during the 2013-14 year. In his blog today, Lucas…

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Woman found dead, male friend arrested

February 11, 2013

The body of a missing Georgia woman has been found. Her boyfriend arrested and charged with murder. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said the body of  Bonny Anne Cooper was found in a well Saturday in Canon, Georgia, not far from the home of Cooper and boyfriend Brent Schubert. “Over the course of the case…

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Officer down, suspect in custody

February 11, 2013
Officer down, suspect in custody

Late Saturday afternoon in Seneca, an officer down and a suspect in custody. According to the police, a foot chase that ended in the yard of a home at South Sixth and Stribling succeeded in the capture of a suspect. But a policeman fell and later required an ambulance ride to the hospital. Sgt. Robbie…

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Bartee hearing concludes

February 8, 2013

No decision was reached during a pre-trial hearing today in Anderson as to whether criminal charges against James Bartee, former candidate for Oconee Sheriff, will be dismissed or moved forward for trial, according to a court officer. Anderson Clerk of Court Richard Shirley sat in on today’s hearing in his county’s courthouse, where as many…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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