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See if you can find the painted cat!

July 24, 2014

An art project is making Seneca’s downtown, Ramcat Alley in particular, more appealing to shoppers. Ed Halbig, planning and community development director, is announcing the completion of a project by the Blue Ridge Arts Center and the city that has placed one dozen sculptures of painted cats have been strategically placed on the Alley and…

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Small Business Resource Fair next week!

July 24, 2014

As a way to support small business development and entrepreneurs, a Small Business Resource Fair takes place next week in Seneca. Oconee Economic Alliance is collaborating with H&R Block and the Walhalla, Westminster, and Oconee chambers of commerce, to stage the fair from 4 to 7 p-m Tuesday, July 29 at the Shaver Recreation Complex.…

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Clemson hosts state’s beekeepers

July 24, 2014

The buzz at Clemson this week is the annual meeting of the South Carolina Beekeepers Association. The three-day event offers training and information for commercial beekeepers and newcomers to the business. With more than 3,000 South Carolinians engaged in the business of keeping bees, the association represents a large number of part-time family businesses whose…

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Stolen goods charges lead to arrests

July 24, 2014

Two Oconeeans were arrested this week in a Sheriff’s Office investigation into missing weapons and family heirlooms. Arrest affidavits charge Jimmy Dwayne Webb and April Dawn Nix of Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster with receiving stolen goods identified as two special .38 pistols and an antique chest containing family heirlooms. The 43-year old Webb and the…

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Park Place resident turns 106!

July 24, 2014

Over more than a century, Eunice Marcom has seen much in a lifetime that embraced the country way of life. The former Walhalla resident, now living at The Residence at Park Place in Seneca, Marcom on Saturday will turn 106 years old. She was one of nine children, married during the depression. Her late husband,…

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Tractor-trailer accident near the Chattooga

July 24, 2014

State troopers and Long Creek Fire Department were among the responders when a tractor-trailer truck headed east slid down an embankment after attempting a turn into the Bull’s Sluice parking lot near the Chattooga River. According to Oconee Emergency Service, the tractor-trailer driver swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Minor injuries resulted. The accident occurred…

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Trial opens in Walhalla

July 23, 2014

A 17-year old man went on trial today in the Oconee General Sessions Court, charged with the attempted murder of his 32-year old cousin. Laquavius Cleveland is also charged with possession of a knife during a violent crime. In an opening statement to the jury, Deputy Solicitor David Wagner accused Cleveland of stabbing Hykeen Kirkland…

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From Greensboro to Greenville

July 23, 2014

Greenville has selected its new police chief. The city today announced the hiring of Kenneth Miller, chief at Greensboro, North Carolina since 2010.

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Road variance granted home developers

July 23, 2014

Developers who want to build new homes in Oconee County not far from the Clemson campus received a variance last night from the county board of zoning appeals. That variance, as explained by zoning administrator Josh Stephens, allows the developers to vary 1.3’ from a short section of the only road that leads into the…

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Public workshops set on Chattooga decisions

July 23, 2014

U-S Forest Service officials invite the public to take part in one of two Walhalla meetings on the 2012 decisions to manage recreation uses on the upper segment of the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. They want the interested public to come prepared to roll up sleeves to create a shared vision on what to…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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