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Second arrest in Shrine Club theft

September 25, 2014

A second man has been arrested in the investigation of a theft this summer at the Blue Ridge Shrine Club near Seneca. Oconee sheriff’s officers last night arrested Andrew Lane Carver Jr. on charges of grand larceny and burglary third degree in the theft of a smoker valued at $2 thousand. Last month a second…

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Hipps’ death probe continued thru the night

September 25, 2014

Investigators from Oconee Sheriff’s Office were out last night–furthering investigating the myterious death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he’s aware that the investigators were out until at least 1 o’clock this morning, perhaps later.  Crenshaw promises an update shortly.

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Anchors aweigh for area sailor

September 25, 2014
Anchors aweigh for area sailor

 Hartwell, Georgia native Willie Keese is serving aboard the USS John S. McCain, living and work at a Navy base in Japan.  Only 20 years old, seaman apprentice Keese finds himself with lots of responsibilities, but he considers it a great experience and has told the Navy he plans to make his service a career.…

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One-cent projects to be explained

September 25, 2014

Oconee County projects to benefit from a one-cent increase in the sales tax are to be explained during a public meeting tomorrow morning at Walhalla Civic Auditorium. All county taxpayers are invited to the event that begins at 9 o’clock at the Civic Auditorium. “This will be an opportunity for the voters to hear from…

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Plans to be offered tonight

September 25, 2014

Seneca residents get a look tonight at architect’s drawings for the city’s new utilities complex behind City Hall. The City Hall information meeting begins at 6 o’clock.

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Judge’s patience runs thin

September 25, 2014

The Walhalla municipal judge yesterday levied a fine against a Torrington Road resident after being told the homeowner had failed to remove three disabled cars from his property. Doug Nuckolls was cited under a city ordinance brought to the court’s attention by James Ashton, city code enforcement officer. Nuckolls was ordered to pay a fine…

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Tea Party meeting tonight

September 25, 2014

An in depth look at Islam is promised during tonight’s meeting of the Seneca Tea Party. The Tea Party meets 6:30 to 8:30 at the Gignilliat Center.

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Today’s Rotary speaker

September 25, 2014

The new CEO for the Foothills Area YMCA, Christie Ross, will discuss plans for the “Y” project during today’s meeting of the Seneca Rotary Club.

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Westminster man arrested

September 24, 2014

A 19-year old man has been arrested on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. The arrest affidavit naming Anthony Brett Shaw of Dewey Street, Westminster alleges Shaw “knowingly and willfully caused a minor to conspire to acquire illegal narcotics.” It’s a case the Oconee Sheriff’s…

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Lake Hartwell in drought trigger level 1

September 24, 2014

Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond are now in drought trigger level 1.  According to Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, the three reservoirs on the Savannah River entered the first drought level Monday morning when pool elevation at J-Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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