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Grades A-F for students, but not for teachers

November 15, 2012

An Associated Press account from yesterday’s meeting of the State Board of Education quotes the board chairman as saying that teachers need not worry about letter grades being applied to their work during the next two years. And that’s good news to Dr. Mike Lucas, the Oconee Superintendent of Education. Lucas is asking his board…

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Rosa Clark is an Angel

November 15, 2012

In the eyes of the S.C. Secretary of State, Oconee’s only free medical clinic is an Angel. Mark Hammond, Secretary of State, announces a list of his Scrooges and Angels for 2012. And this year he includes the 30-year old Rosa Clark Medical Clinic in Seneca as an angel, based on a review of financial…

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Contest winners to be awarded

November 15, 2012

The winners of this year’s Anti-drug/Anti-violence calendar contest, sponsored by the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, are invited to an awards luncheon tomorrow at the Anderson Arts Center. Among the winners from Oconee and Anderson in the contest judged by the Clemson Arts Guild are Matilyn Million of Townville Elementary, Ava Maw of Ravenel, Jeannee Evans…

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Recycling added to Welcome Center

November 15, 2012

A recycling program offered to travelers is becoming part of the offerings at the S.C. Welcome Center at Fair Play. The “SC Welcomes You to Recycle” program is a public-private partnership that gives travelers the opportunity to recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles and newspapers. More than two million people every year stop at South Carolina…

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Zoning change would allow town homes

November 15, 2012

A St. Augustine, Florida resident goes before Seneca Planning Commission next week to allow part of his By-Pass 123/Lake Keowee property to be used for residential town homes. The planning commissioners will convene a public hearing on the Gary Phillips’ request at 6 Monday night at City Hall. Tamy Sanford, city planner, says Phillips requests…

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Lottery’s benefit to OC

November 15, 2012
Lottery’s benefit to OC

Since its start 10 years ago, the S.C. Education Lottery has poured back millions of dollars for Oconee County education interests. The lottery website, sceducationlottery.com, now displays an updated map of the county distribution. Select a county and left click your computer mouse to instantly see the funding that has impacted the selected county for…

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A sweep of the streets

November 15, 2012

The narcotics division of the Seneca police is sweeping city streets today of nearly 60 people, for whom warrants allege violations of the drug laws. Chief John Covington said his officers are targeting 57 people with 102 warrants. The offenses alleged are distribution of meth, cocaine, crack, marijuana, morphine, Xanax, Lortabs, methadone, and Oxycontin. Assisting…

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Seneca students make All-State Chorus

November 15, 2012

Thirty-seven students at Seneca High School have been named to the S.C. All-State Chorus. It’s the largest number that Seneca has ever sent. Those selected will sing in March at Winthrop University, under the direction of world-renowed conductors.

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“Kimberly’s Flight” lecture tonight

November 15, 2012
“Kimberly’s Flight” lecture tonight

The story and life and death of the first female pilot killed by hostile fire in combat in U-S history will be told tonight at Clemson University, and the public is invited. Authors Ann Hampton and Anna Simon of “Kimberly’s Flight” will present a one-hour lecture at 7 o’clock in the Self Auditorium of the…

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Charity recipients announced

November 15, 2012

For a second year, Wells Fargo and Company will serve as the premier partner in the Foothills Gala charity event “Diamonds and Denim.” The gala, to take place Saturday, February 23, raises money for Upstate charities. “The Year of the Child” has been selected the theme for the 2013 event. In past years, the gala’s…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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