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Graham disapproves of Hagel

February 5, 2013

Lindsey Graham says a fellow Republican is the wrong choice to be the next Defense Secretary. The South Carolina U-S senator issued this statement today on the nomination of Chuck Hagel: “Chuck Hagel is a good man, but these are dangerous times. What kind of signal are we sending to the Iranians when our nominee…

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Careful! Deer out and about

February 5, 2013

Wildlife and human civilization are mixing in a poor way today in Oconee County. State troopers report two collisions this morning involving deer and motor vehicles. The first took place shortly before 7:30 on s. highway 11. Nearly 90 minutes later, there was a second accident on S.C. 130 at Keowee Key.

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Galloways make the lists

February 5, 2013

Jesica Lyn Galloway of Walhalla has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2012 semester. She is majoring in Construction Science and Management. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. Jenifer Leigh Galloway of Walhalla has…

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Basic training completed

February 5, 2013

Army National Guard Pvt. Zachery Drzik has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Thomas Drzik of Akron, Ohio and Christina Workman of West Union.

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Seneca hit by telephoned threats

February 5, 2013

Someone has been telephoning bomb threats to the Seneca area, beginning shortly after 9:30 yesterday morning at Seneca High and continuing, according to one responder’s report, at three banks, the hospital, and this morning a fast food restaurant. Authorities say they believe it’s the work of a prankster and they are endeavoring to find out…

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Co-winners of Law Officer of Year

February 5, 2013
Co-winners of Law Officer of Year

A Seneca policeman and a state trooper walked away last night as co-winners of the 2013 Law Officer of the Year, as awarded by American Legion Post 120. Both Sgt. Robbie Johnson of the Seneca police and Lance Corporal Jason Stewart of the S.C. Highway Patrol received large framed certificates, as presented by Post Commander…

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Fire displaces family of five

February 5, 2013

A family of five displaced by yesterday’s home fire near Westminster is regarded fortunate to have avoided injury or death. Officials say their home at 225 Oak Grove Road benefited from a working smoke detector. Firefighters discovered a home full of smoke and fire through the roof and needed 10 minutes to put a stop…

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Referendum result topic for closed meeting

February 5, 2013

At the urging of Seneca’s Greg Dietterick, the Joint Regional Sewer Authority commissioners convened a private meeting last night for a report on an earlier meeting with county officials. The topic for that earlier meeting was the ramifications of the electorate’s favorable vote last fall to permit county government the use of ad valorem tax…

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Work finished on recreation and access areas

February 4, 2013

Duke Energy has completed improvement work at recreation and public access areas on lakes Keowee and Jocassee. The projects recently completed on Lake Keowee are the Stamp Creek access area, Keowee Town access area, South Cove County Park, and Mile Creek County Park. Improvements include adding courtesy docks to existing boat ramps, installing handicap accessible…

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Jacobs Road to close for RR repairs

February 4, 2013

An emergency road closure tomorrow will affect Jacobs Road in Oconee County and other roads that feed it. An announcement from the Oconee Emergency Services says immediate, required railroad crossing repairs will close Jacobs Road off U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson from 9:30 a-m to 4 p-m tomorrow. Affected also will be traffic accessing…

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