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“I’ve kept my mouth shut”

October 31, 2012

After December, one of the state superintendent of education’s critics will lose her direct voice. It’s Seneca resident Dr. Lyn Norton. Her term on the state board expires. Nevertheless, there Norton was this week when Dr. Mick Zais made his first visit to Oconee public schools in an official capacity. After watching Zais tour the…

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Making jobs more alluring to the young

October 31, 2012

When asked what keeps him awake at night, Michelin Executive Vice President Wayne Culbertson says it’s the thought of not having a qualified and skilled manufacturing workforce. Since 1974, Culbertson has worked for Michelin in various roles, including plant manager of the Sandy Springs, Spartanburg, and Starr facilities. He spoke to a crowd of business,…

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Sertomans take regatta

October 31, 2012

The Clemson Sertoma Club won the first Team Up for Clemson Regatta last Saturday on Lake Hartwell. The event pitted amateur rowing teams against one another with proceeds benefiting local charities. The Clemson varsity women’s team worked with the teams to teach them how to to row. The winning team was Captiain Eric Lunblake, Kim…

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Attorney walks PRWD thru changes

October 31, 2012
Attorney walks PRWD thru changes

Now that a new law is on the book governing Pioneer Rural Water District of Oconee and Anderson counties, board members are brushing up on the changes. They met yesterday with their attorney, Rivers Stillwell. The attorney told the board that the language is changing as to who is eligible to vote in annual elections…

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Pickens County to be reimbursed

October 31, 2012

The U-S Justice Department has announced the award of $3,339.00 to Pickens County to reimburse some of the costs of jailing undocumented criminal aliens who have committed serious crimes. According to announcement from Pickens Sheriff David Stone, an aggressive program of researching and applying for little known federal programs to supplement the local tax burden…

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District Five forum tomorrow

October 31, 2012

Doors at the Fair-Oak Youth Center, the former public school building, open at 6:30 tomorrow night. The forum , featuring candidates for District Five, Oconee County Council, officially begins at 7. And organizers say all three candidates have confirmed they’ll take part: Republican incumbent Reg Dexter and his Republican petition challengers Greg Connally and James…

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Potential for “CAT” expansion

October 31, 2012
Potential for “CAT” expansion

At any given time of the day, Clemson Area Transit buses crisscross Seneca transporting riders free of charge. But that’s Seneca. Now there’s an appetite to extend bus routes into Oconee County. A representative of the county’s bus study company told Seneca City Council how the city can help facilitate a public comment opportunity, likely…

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Halloween moves the bus pick up

October 31, 2012

For today only, Halloween, the Clemson Area Transit bus pickups in downtown Seneca will take place on North First Street in front of City Hall, instead of Main. The “CAT” bus stop moves today to accommodate this evening’s Halloween on the Green and ScareCrow Fest, which runs from 5 to 8 p-m.

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A boost for WSNW

October 31, 2012

Seneca’s WSNW radio wants to extend its reach over the airwaves, and the city is willing to cooperate. During a special meeting, the city council last night gave unanimous consent to negotiate an agreement in which the radio station, headquartered on Ramcat Alley, may place an antenna on the city’s water tower on Waterworks Road,…

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The finale a dandy

October 31, 2012

The three men for Oconee Sheriff were packin’ heat last night for what was their 12th and final get together of the political season. They addressed several questions about the jail, officer training, officer pay, and the like, but the real drama was reserved for their final statements. Mike Crenshaw went first and addressed rumors…

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