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CU researchers to collect data

January 30, 2013
CU researchers to collect data

A federal agency has turned to Clemson’s South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit to collect data that will help assess the environmental impact of oil and natural gas operations on the marine and coastal environments of the northern Gulf of Mexico’s outer continental shelf. Specifically, the data are to fill holes on the…

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Bus survey deadline tomorrow

January 30, 2013

Tomorrow is a deadline for the Oconee County project to gauge public opinion on whether bus passenger service should be extended beyond Seneca to other parts of Oconee County. On the question of whether you’d like to see “CAT” buses run routes to Walhalla, you can fill out an online survey offered through the website…

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Trial moves to defense side

January 30, 2013

In an Oconee courtroom trial continuing from yesterday, the defense of Austin Ryan Epperson is expected to begin today. The 20-year old Epperson is charged with burglary first degree and petty larceny at a Pine Mountain Road, Tamassee address in 2010.

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Accident near Walhalla

January 30, 2013

State troopers report injuries are included this morning in an accident near Walhalla. The crash was reported at 8:10 on Foster Farm Road and Bear Swamp Road.

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You can sport a tattoo, but….

January 30, 2013

You can wear tattoos and still work in the Oconee public school system. But Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says an applicant would be wise to make sure the body art doesn’t detract from a professional appearance. Lucas this week responded to an email from a student doing a research project. Lucas told her: “There’s no…

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Grave markers stolen in Central

January 30, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers have seized and impounded two bronze grave markers and suspect they may have been stolen from Memory Gardens in Central. Officers took control of the markers Saturday at an Oconee County commercial recycling center, where they questioned two customers about the markers. So far, no charges have been filed.  

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Financial matters transacted at City Hall

January 30, 2013

Seneca will move forward with an approximate $15 million revenue bond designed to ensure the city’s utilities system what it needs to properly function 30 or more years into the future. At a special meeting, the city council last night gave City Administrator Greg Dietterick a green light to proceed with plans to replace old…

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Congressman to rally for gun rights

January 30, 2013

A Second Amendment listening tour will bring Congressman Jeff Duncan Friday to Seneca’s Ramcat Alley. Duncan says he has included a 12:30 to 1 p-m stop at Southern Firearms and Saddle in the aftermath of President Obama’s consideration of an executive action to restrict some gun rights, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths at…

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SC Work Ready Communities

January 29, 2013

Upstate leaders yesterday hosted a luncheon to start the SC Work Ready Communities initiative in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. They’ve joined forces to raise awareness and build support for each county’s efforts to link education and work force development and align with the needs of the global community. Richard Blackwell, executive director of Oconee…

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Burglary victim testifies first

January 29, 2013

The victim of a home burglary nearly two and a half years ago testified first this afternoon in Walhalla at the opening of S.C. versus Austin Ryan Epperson. In this Oconee General Sessions trial, 20-year old Epperson is accused of burglary first degree and petty larceny in an incident June 30, 2010 on Pine Mountain…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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