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Engineer Joye confirmed

March 1, 2013

An engineering company owner from Anderson has been confirmed as a member of the State Board of Health and Environmental Control. According to State Senator Thomas Alexander, the Senate this week confirmed the appointment, and Alexander predicts Chuck Joye will be a valuable addition. The senator’s comments about the appointment are being carried today on…

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Farm equipment stolen south of Seneca

March 1, 2013

Heavy pieces of farm equipment have been stolen in the Return-Oakway area, from a location on Shirleys Farm Road. The crime is under investigation this week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Department. The victim told officers Wednesday that stolen were an orange 1955 Gravely tractor and a John Deere turning plow attachment. The farm pieces are…

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Shelter capital campaign announced

March 1, 2013

Money has begun to pour in for the $990 thousand project to open and maintain Oconee County’s first shelter for the abused, but the public’s help is needed. A pledge of $100 thousand from Seneca residents Bob and Fran Hansen is contingent on Safe Harbor raising a like amount between now and September 1. And…

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Tech opens the doors

March 1, 2013

Visiting a college open house and exploring its programs and services is a good way to discover what’s out there. Today’s open house at Tri-County Technical College can help you find the right fit for an individual career and academic goals, learning style and personal interests. The open house, from 2 to 6 o’clock, is…

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Grab your hat! Come read with the Cat!

March 1, 2013

Oconee County children are invited today for a celebration of the children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Read Across America Day simultaneous events take place at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Seneca and Westminster branch libraries. Children, three to 12, are invited for games and green egg pudding.

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“We’re gonna be with the state of Israel”

March 1, 2013

South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham has announced a bi-partisan Senate resolution about the Iranian nuclear threat and the need for the U-S to stand with its ally, Israel. “We have no better friends in that part of the world than Israel,” said Graham. “Last year President Obama told the people of Israel, ‘We have your…

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Reaching out to find assistant director

March 1, 2013

Word will be spread at the coast next week that an important utilities business job is to be had in Oconee County. Bob Winchester, director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, has decided to post the availability of the new JRSA assistant director’s position at a regional environmental conference. The South Carolina Environmental Conference takes…

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PRT commissioners dole out the money

February 28, 2013

In a noon hour meeting today, Oconee’s PRT commissioners doled out nearly 40 thousand worth of ATAX funds to 15 applicants. The largest approvals were $84 hundred dollars to Walhalla Civic Auditorium toward auditorium roof work and $5,900 to the city of Seneca to advertise Seneca Fest. Two applications were referred for the next cycle…

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DUI ignition interlock devices vote

February 28, 2013

The Oconee-Pickens state senator is casting votes this week in favor of applying ignition interlock devices to the vehicles of drivers convicted of DUI first offense. South Carolina already requires the device be attached to vehicles of those convicted of second and third offenses. According to Senator Thomas Alexander, Walhalla Republican, it’s one more impediment…

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Maximum sentence announced

February 28, 2013
Maximum sentence announced

The judge in Oconee General Sessions Court has applied the maximum sentence possible to a 40-year old Salem man, convicted yesterday of distribution of methamphetamine third offense. Judge Macaulay this morning announced a sentence of 30 years, suspended to 25 years in prison for Kenneth Wayne Whitworth. The judge took into account a past of…

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