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Jack B. Moore wins grand prize

March 15, 2013

A fifth grader at Walhalla’s James Brown Elementary is this year’s countywide winner of the School Tornado Safety Contest. Overall winner Jack B. Moore receives a cash award and a weather alert radio. Individual school winners were named. And all winning posters will be displayed in the County Administrative Building until April 12. The contest…

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EDC asked to support agri-business

March 15, 2013

Attorney Paul Cain says those interested in furthering the business of agriculture want Oconee County to be to agriculture what Greenville is to transportation. Cain, along with Gwen McPhail and others, spoke at today’s meeting of the Oconee Economic Development Commission. The commissioners received copies of a plan to make Oconee County an agriculture business…

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Prescribed burn today!

March 15, 2013

U-S Forest Service is announcing a prescribed burn today at Yellow Branch in Oconee County. Between 200 and 250 acres will be affected. A spokeswoman for the Forest Service says the area is below the ranger’s office and across from Stumphouse Tunnel. No immediate word on which direction the smoke will likely take.

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Fire call near SC 183/Westminster Highway

March 15, 2013

A late night home fire near Walhalla left “minimal damage”, according to the fire department. Walhalla and Westminster fire fighters were on the go about 11 last night to 640 Hesse Highway. No one reported injured. Walhalla fire fighters say they have yet to determine how that fire started.  

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“VOSO” crowd receptive to piped sewer

March 15, 2013

An inquisitive crowd last night at South Union displayed a receptiveness to Oconee County’s foray into the southern end of the county with the first piped sewer to be strung over 13 and a half miles from Seneca to the Golden Corner Commerce Park on highway 59. As many as three times, including the end…

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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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  • 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
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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