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Farmers market opens in the morning

May 3, 2013

In a large field across from the Oconee County offices of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, the first farmers market will open for the season at 8 o’clock tomorrow morning. This Oconee County-wide market is called Foothills Heritage Market and is located at 178 Hayfield Road, on property owned by Sam Thrift. At tomorrow’s opening, fresh…

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Sheep Farm’s build cost nears $11 million

May 3, 2013

Since late February, motorists have been taking the new Sheep Farm Road near Seneca—a country road expanded to four lanes between highway 28 and area shopping centers. But the general contractor and the state have not entirely signed off on all that remains to be done. A Department of Transportation official says there’s list of…

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Oconee to make formal application

May 2, 2013

Oconee County apparently is ready to make a formal request of Walhalla. And Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says if the application for an exception to the zoning law is approved for the jail at the latest location, “We’re ready to proceed.” Two years ago, an application for a variance to build the jail on the other…

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Assessing Oconee Nuclear’s performance

May 2, 2013

The public has an invitation for an open house next week at Duke’s World of Energy for the government’s nuclear watchdog agency to discuss Oconee Nuclear Station’s safety performance for last year. The open house from 6 to 7:30 Thursday night, May 9 at the World of Energy will feature posters explaining the NRC’s role.…

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Need for RR safety impressed during whistle-stop event

May 2, 2013

A representative of Oconee County Sheriff’s Department came away from a whistle-stop train excursion impressed with the need to promote safety along the nation’s rails. Norfolk Southern and Operation Lifesaver organized an 814-mile excursion from New Orleans, Louisiana to Greensboro, North Carolina. And Jimmy Watt, the public information officer for the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, rode…

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Washington roomies draw large crowd

May 2, 2013
Washington roomies draw large crowd

Two “Washington roommates” captivated a large crowd today in Seneca, as the Oconee Chamber of Commerce welcomed two of the state’s elected representatives to the nation’s capital. The meet-and-greet event allowed Congressman Jeff Duncan to introduce Tim Scott, the new U-S senator, to Oconee County. The two Republicans share an apartment while in Washington. The…

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Former OC teacher wins Teacher of the Year

May 2, 2013

A first grade teacher at the Pickens Elementary School is the toast today of South Carolina public education. Darlene Sutton receives a $25 thousand cash award and the use of a BMW for one year for being chosen South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Sutton is being congratulated not only by her current employer, the…

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Where’s the scooter operator?

May 2, 2013

Two days later, the Westminster police are still on the lookout for the operator of a motor scooter who ditched his vehicle and ran off into the woods. Police Chief Dean Awalt said a city K-9 officer attempted to stop the scooter and its driver on the suspicion of speeding and failing to signal Tuesday…

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National Day of Prayer rally

May 2, 2013

National Day of Prayer will be marked in Seneca with a rally at 6 o’clock downtown in the Norton-Thompson Park. Special speaker will be Dan Scott, radio announcer and the voice of Furman University athletics. Scott has started a foundation to help children who have been sexually, physically and mentally abused. Mayor Dan Alexander will…

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Co-winners of Citizen of the Year

May 2, 2013

An educator and a manufacturer are sharing this year’s Citizen of the Year Award, given by the Westminster Rotary Club. At Tuesday’s awards banquet, Mary Newby and Ken Collins tied for the award. Collins is a Westminster area manufacturing company owner; Newby of West-Oak High teaches P-E and coordinates the Interact Club.

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