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Basic training completed

February 5, 2013

Army National Guard Pvt. Zachery Drzik has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Thomas Drzik of Akron, Ohio and Christina Workman of West Union.

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Seneca hit by telephoned threats

February 5, 2013

Someone has been telephoning bomb threats to the Seneca area, beginning shortly after 9:30 yesterday morning at Seneca High and continuing, according to one responder’s report, at three banks, the hospital, and this morning a fast food restaurant. Authorities say they believe it’s the work of a prankster and they are endeavoring to find out…

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Co-winners of Law Officer of Year

February 5, 2013
Co-winners of Law Officer of Year

A Seneca policeman and a state trooper walked away last night as co-winners of the 2013 Law Officer of the Year, as awarded by American Legion Post 120. Both Sgt. Robbie Johnson of the Seneca police and Lance Corporal Jason Stewart of the S.C. Highway Patrol received large framed certificates, as presented by Post Commander…

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Fire displaces family of five

February 5, 2013

A family of five displaced by yesterday’s home fire near Westminster is regarded fortunate to have avoided injury or death. Officials say their home at 225 Oak Grove Road benefited from a working smoke detector. Firefighters discovered a home full of smoke and fire through the roof and needed 10 minutes to put a stop…

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Referendum result topic for closed meeting

February 5, 2013

At the urging of Seneca’s Greg Dietterick, the Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners convened a private meeting last night for a report on an earlier meeting with county officials. The topic for that earlier meeting was the ramifications of the electorate’s favorable vote last fall to permit county government the use of ad valorem tax…

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Work finished on recreation and access areas

February 4, 2013

Duke Energy has completed improvement work at recreation and public access areas on lakes Keowee and Jocassee. The projects recently completed on Lake Keowee are the Stamp Creek access area, Keowee Town access area, South Cove County Park, and Mile Creek County Park. Improvements include adding courtesy docks to existing boat ramps, installing handicap accessible…

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Jacobs Road to close for RR repairs

February 4, 2013

An emergency road closure tomorrow will affect Jacobs Road in Oconee County and other roads that feed it. An announcement from the Oconee Emergency Services says immediate, required railroad crossing repairs will close Jacobs Road off U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson from 9:30 a-m to 4 p-m tomorrow. Affected also will be traffic accessing…

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Fire this morning near Westminster

February 4, 2013

Fire damaged a home near Westminster, and the fire chief credits a smoke detector with alerting the occupants. The fire occurred around 8 a-m on the Oak Grove Road, and Chief Chris Smith said the smoke detector enabled the occupant of the home to ensure that both she and an infant inside got out safely.…

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Bomb threat UPDATE

February 4, 2013

At 9:39 this morning, a bomb threat was called to Seneca High School. By 11, the school stood evacuated as a precaution, according to the Seneca police. John Covington, police chief, says with the help of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the building is being swept. “The school will resume normal operations as soon…

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Bomb threat received at SHS

February 4, 2013

An Oconee School District administrator says a bomb threat was received this morning at Seneca High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations, says the district is confident that the threat is simply a prank. But precautions are being taken, including the evacuation of the building and the use temporary use of the football…

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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