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Straw poll winners

October 11, 2012

Results are in on a straw vote taken Tuesday night by the audience at the candidate forum and debate held in Seneca. As announced by Polly Nicolai of the group Conservatives Taking Back America, the winners in the three races represented were Bill Whitmire, for House District One; Bill Sandifer, for House District Two; and…

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Medical clinic offers free flu shots

October 11, 2012
Medical clinic offers free flu shots

All Rosa Clark Medical Clinic patients are invited to take advantage next week of shots for the influenza, at no charge. The shots are to be administered at Rosa Clark in Seneca, Oconee’s only free clinic, beginning 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, October 16. They are made possible by a partnership between Rosa Clark and the…

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CU student recognized by engineers

October 11, 2012

Clemson graduate student Daniel Lind has received a STAR award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. The awards recognize key contributors in the Hispanic community in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering. Miami native Lind studied at Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research. In August, he received a master’s degree in automotive…

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From outer space to I-85

October 11, 2012
From outer space to I-85

A man who sees the world differently from most of us spoke to a meeting this morning near Seneca. Astronaut Patrick Forrester now works to spread the word about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to students in Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties. Forrester’s purpose in speaking to the Oconee Alliance was not just what it’s…

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Water ‘peace’ talks possible

October 11, 2012
Water ‘peace’ talks possible

Water plays a vital role in economic development and the stakes are high when it comes to who sets the rules regarding quantity and quality.  State officials with sizable roles spoke yesterday at the Water Resources Conference in Columbia.  Bobby Hitt, state commerce secretary, said 37 of the 46 counties have inadequate water and sewer…

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County zoning hearings tonight

October 11, 2012

Two hearings are scheduled tonight by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals. A special exception hearing takes place for a campground inside the Lake Residential District on Jefferson Road near West Union. And an appeal hearing of the staff decision on a Cane Creek Landing Road development will resume tonight. The board meets at 6…

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Court OKs SC voter ID law for 2013

October 11, 2012
Court OKs SC voter ID law for 2013

The U-S District Court for the District of Columbia gave its approval yesterday to a new law requiring South Carolina voters to present a government-issued identification card with a photo in order to vote. Under the order, the law goes into effect for elections held on or after January 1, 2013. According to the state…

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Kmart told to hold the video

October 10, 2012

An Oconee Common Pleas judge today ordered Kmart to preserve and safeguard any and all video recordings of an alleged recent incident at one of its stores. Judge Alex Macaulay, acting on a motion by attorney Paul Cain, ordered that the retail store ensure that the tapes are not erased or destroyed, as Cain pursues…

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More oversight needed

October 10, 2012
More oversight needed

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges released “Trust, Accountability, and Integrity: Board Responsibilities for Intercollegiate Athletics,” a report that calls for enhanced board oversight of college athletics. The report cautions that as intercollegiate athletics departments increasingly operate like businesses, boards must act to ensure an appropriate balance between athletics and academics in…

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Voter ID effective next year

October 10, 2012
Voter ID effective next year

The S.C. Attorney General, Alan Wilson, said today the state’s voter ID law will take effect starting with elections next year, in 2013. Wilson reacted to a federal court ruling in the case South Carolina v. United States, the state’s voter ID case. Wilson released this statement: “Today’s ruling by the three judge panel is…

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