Duncan gratified by committee formation

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan has expressed approval that the House will form a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks. And Duncan, the Republican from Laurens, is touting his colleague from Spartanburg, Try Gowdy, as the most qualified to lead the investigation. Gowdy is a former criminal court prosecutor. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Clemson boil water advisory lifted

Clemson has repealed a boil water advisory that was issued Thursday for several neighborhoods at Clemson Downs and vicinity. Residents there no longer need to boil their water before using it. According to the city, samples taken were analyzed and were found to be safe. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Potholes damage tires of Carolina drivers

‘Ol Man Winter is out the door. But he left behind damage that drivers in the Carolinas are still feeling—and paying for. The motor club AAA has determined that winter’s effects on road pavement have made for a boom in tire repair and sales for automotive and repair facilities. Potholes have contributed to ruptured tires, bent wheel rims and twisted […]

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Copper thief strikes church

Copper thieves have targeted church property near Seneca. The crime was reported yesterday at the Oconee Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church on the Rochester Highway. Pastor Robert Anderson told investigating deputy Beddingfield that someone cut the copper out of the air conditioning units. The loss was estimated at $1,500.       VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Free home fire inspection

Oconee County’s four municipal fire departments are offering free home inspections to those within their fire districts. It’s a collaborative effort to spread awareness of the potential fire dangers in the home and to enhance everyone’s safety. To schedule an appointment for a free inspection, call your department: Westminster Fire Department at 647-3206, Walhalla Fire Department at 638-4345, Salem Fire […]

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Arrest in one month old theft case

The charge of grand larceny has been placed against a 19-year old Oconee County man arrested in a one-month old investigation. The man arrested, Michael Andrew Poole Jr., of Owens Road, Seneca, was lodged in the Oconee Detention Center yesterday. Since March 31, sheriff’s officers have been investigating the theft of a pickup truck and boat trailer containing a pistol […]

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Legal troubles mount for New Year’s motorist

Legal troubles are mounting against a young Seneca woman whose two small children were killed at night January 1 in a one-car accident. The highway patrol charged Melissa Cassandra Patton with driving under suspension and felony driving under the influence, death results. Yesterday a Columbia attorney, on behalf of Utica Baptist Church, filed a civil lawsuit against Patton and a […]

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Philanthropic mission at Lakeview Assisted Living

Volunteers from a philanthropic mission organized by St. John’s Lutheran Church will devote tomorrow to the Lakeview Assisted Living facility on Camp Road near Walhalla. Several activities are planned to engage the Lakeview residents—all of them leading up to the completion of a gazebo. Operation INASMUCH is a one-day blitz by church members. According to St. John’s Joan Lewis, it’s […]

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Clemson boil water advisory

A boil water advisory is in effect for several neighborhoods in Clemson. The advisory has been issued as a precaution because of low water pressure caused by a line tie-in on Downs Loop. It covers Downs Boulevard, Downs Loop, Hickory Way, Birch Place, Keystone Lane, Evergreen Drive, Hill Pine Court, and Berkeley Court. Residents in those neighborhoods should vigorously boil […]

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