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Congressman speaks tonight

October 4, 2012

The group Conservatives Taking America Back sponsors a speaking event, starting at 6 tonight at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. Among the speakers: Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan, S.C. 3rd District Congressman, seeking a second term next month. Gignilliat’s doors open at 5:30.

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Training mission this afternoon

October 4, 2012
Training mission this afternoon

A military helicopter that will fly and make landings this afternoon in the mountainous areas of both Oconee and Pickens won’t be lost. The National Guard helicopter will be preparing for a future training event involving Oconee County Emergency Services and the SC HART team, which has been used to assist in several Oconee County…

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Trials scheduled this month

October 4, 2012

A verbal argument that turned violent near Seneca in the spring of 2011 will make its way into the Oconee Court of General Sessions during the October term. The office of Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams has announced plans to call to trial the state’s case against Tyson Tyrone Watt. The young Seneca man faces charges…

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WOHS Band takes top honors

October 4, 2012
WOHS Band takes top honors

The West-Oak High School Marching Band claimed top honors in a competition featuring 37 bands. At last weekend’s Boiling Springs Festival of Bands, the Marching Warriors earned Best Colorguard, Best Music and first place overall in class. Colt Campbell directs the band, assisted by guard instructor Tammy Mauldin and percussion instructor Dino Wagoner.

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Camping opportunities

October 3, 2012

Fall camping this year at Hartwell Dam and Lake offer several options. Twin Lakes Campground in Pendleton and Watsadler Campground in Hartwell, remain fully open until November 30. After December 1, both campgrounds will have one loop open for the winter. Springfield Campground will remain open through October 30. “All three campgrounds feature electric and…

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New date for West Union bus meeting

October 3, 2012

A new date has been announced for West Union’s part in an updated study on “CAT” bus routes in Oconee County. The meeting was first announced for Monday, October 8. Ernie Boughman of the URS Company in Columbia says the meeting has been rescheduled for 6 o’clock Tuesday, October 23 at West Union Town Hall.

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Scoring the Seneca Rail Site

October 3, 2012

At the former Pro Pex Plant near Seneca, the city now owns the building and the county has possession of about 100 acres at the location. The county’s Capital Projects Advisory Committee today reviewed point rankings made by individual committee members as to the need to start preparing the property now called the Seneca Rail…

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Voting updates

October 3, 2012
Voting updates

The director of Oconee Elections, Joy Brooks, predicts that as many as five thousand county voters will vote absentee in the General Election. Already, 12-hundred county voters have applied to vote absentee, but the actual absentee precinct won’t open until next week. Meantime, Saturday is the deadline for all South Carolinians of voting age to…

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Office workers make it a career

October 3, 2012

A couple of office workers at West Union’s major manufacturer have made it a career with their employer. At the same time, Itron’s Sue Gray and Judy Raines see their work as being part of a family that extends from the workplace to the local community. As director of human resources, Sue Gray has become…

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Heritage Fair underway

October 3, 2012
Heritage Fair underway

Today is Senior Citizens Day at the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair at Fair Play. And 96.3/WGOG went live yesterday afternoon with the ceremony that officially opened the five-day event. But the fair didn’t officially start until Tim Donald said, “Let the fair begin.” The fair has a picturesque setting: Oconee County’s Golden Corner Commerce Park.

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