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Rural bridge reopens

March 15, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has announced that Unity Church Road Bridge near Westminster has once again been re-opened to traffic. The bridge spans Toxaway Creek. DOT maintenance engineer Mike Smith said, “We have temporarily placed maintenance stone on the approach of the bridge and plan to replace it with asphalt early next week. The bridge…

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ProtectMyID enrollment deadline

March 14, 2013

The March 31 deadline to enroll with Experian’s ProtectMyID credit monitoring service is fast approaching, and the South Carolina Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers to sign up either online or by phone for the one-year, free service. You can do that by visiting www.protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code “SCDOR123” or by calling 1-866/578-5422. “We encourage…

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GOP precinct reorganization

March 14, 2013

Oconee County Republicans hold precinct reorganization at 10 o’clock Saturday morning at party headquarters at 102 W. North First Street, Seneca. You can sign up to be a delegate to the county and state conventions. Refreshments will be served.

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New vaccine required for incoming 7th graders

March 14, 2013

Beginning with the next school year, 2013-14, all students entering the seventh grade must receive or have already received a dose of Tdap vaccine on or after their seventh birthday to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough.) Your child’s school will need a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing the student has received this newly-required…

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Man charged with weapon violation at CU

March 14, 2013

The state police have announced the arrest of an Anderson man after the discovery of a weapon inside a car on the Clemson campus. According to a “SLED” announcement, 19-year old Anderson resident Brandon Tyler Lowe has been charged with one count of carrying or displaying firearms in public buildings or adjacent areas. The charge…

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Judge: “I’ve heard enough.”

March 14, 2013

In the case of James Bartee, all parties are now muzzled from making pre-trial comments to conventional and other types of media. A circuit judge today warned those involved in the Oconee County criminal case against former Sheriff’s candidate Bartee. Although both sides today accused the other of making the kinds of extra-judicial comments that…

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Filling potholes—year round job!

March 14, 2013

A DOT official says the job of patching Oconee County roads is a year-round job. When it’s dry, according to DOT resident maintenance engineer Mike Smith, Oconee’s patching truck often applies several tons of solvent, to try to keep the roads and highways smooth to the motoring public. But it can be frustrating, as Smith…

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Boil water advisory to end by noon

March 14, 2013

A Seneca spokesman quotes the utilities director as saying the boil water advisory that applies to rural sections of the city’s water service territory should expire by the noon hour. But Seneca’s Riley Johnson says until then customers should continue to boil water vigorously for up to one minute before drinking or cooking purposes. A…

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Moulder at South Union tonight

March 14, 2013

Doors open at 6 tonight at South Union Baptist Church for a “Sewer South” meeting with Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator. The meeting, sponsored by Voice of Southern Oconee, begins at 6:30.

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Mountain Rest home fire

March 14, 2013

Fire broke out in a home last night inside the Mountain Rest Volunteer Fire Department service territory. Mountain Rest fire fighters were joined by others to put out fire in a home on Apple Orchard Road. No injuries reported. The call was sounded shortly before 7:30 and fire fighters were there for nearly two hours.

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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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