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Seneca to buy new tractor

November 28, 2012

The vehicle that Seneca relied on for picking up discarded brush placed at the city’s curbs has been lost to a fire. “It caught fire,” said Mark Krabbe, director of public works, during last night’s City Hall meetings. Krabbe believes the bucket component from the burn vehicle can be salvaged from the tractor and used…

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All across the universe

November 28, 2012

If you’re interested in NASA, telescopes, space — or just want to meet a Nobel Prize winner, plan to attend John Mather’s lecture tonight at Clemson University. The Nobel Laureate will speak at 7 at the Thurmond Institute about the “History of the Universe from Beginning to End.” Mather is a senior astrophysicist in the…

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Vandals strike Blue Ridge Field

November 28, 2012

Vandals in recent weeks created havoc at Seneca’s Blue Ridge Field. And the recreation director says the police are trying to find the culprits. According to Rick Lacey, recreation director, vandals kicked down a door and pulled down electric conduit. And that damaged the lighting system. Seneca and the community have high hopes for the…

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The public to get filled in

November 28, 2012

Plans by the state to close an old bridge near Westminster are to be explained tomorrow during a two-hour public information meeting at the former train depot on Main Street. From 5 to 7 p-m, the meeting will follow a drop-in format, with displays for viewing the proposed plans to remove the S-64 (N. Seed…

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First Sunday sip “weeks away”

November 28, 2012

The date on which the first Sunday sales of alcohol becomes legal in Seneca is just a few weeks ago, in the estimation of city leaders. City Administrator Greg Dietterick told the mayor and council last night that all of the documents and other information must first go to the State Department of Revenue in…

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Robbery suspect identified

November 28, 2012
Robbery suspect identified

The police at Clemson have identified a suspect in their investigation of an armed robbery this month in the area of Lincoln Drive. The police say the warrant they hold for Jamel Deshon Brown charges the offense of armed robbery. According to the police, Brown is known to have ties to the ABG (Another Blood…

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Lakeside restaurant victim to fire

November 28, 2012
Lakeside restaurant victim to fire

A tradition of more than 30 years of Oconee County lakeside dining is in ruins to an overnight fire. No one was hurt, but Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King reports Weineacker’s Restaurant on the Coneross Creek Road has been destroyed. Fire fighters were alerted during the midnight hour. About 60 fire fighters from Oconee and…

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Disabled truck burglarized

November 27, 2012

Before a mechanic could get to a truck left disabled by the side of a rural Oconee road, thieves intervened and stole a large quantity of tools. The victim in this week’s theft at Martin Creek and J-P Stevens roads was Sumter Utilities of Sumter. Among items taken were tool cutters, black boots, oil jugs,…

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Woman severely beaten

November 27, 2012

Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating the assault of a woman found on a Lake Hartwell beach this morning at Fair Play Landing. So far, according to Chief Deputy Terry Wilson, little is known. A jogger is said to have discovered the woman, severely hurt, and a car with its motor running nearby. At first, according…

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Jobless benefits ending

November 27, 2012

Federal unemployment benefits are ending next month for individuals nationwide, and hundreds of Oconeeans and thousands of South Carolinians will be affected. Because the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program is expiring, all payments will cease, regardless of where a claimant falls on the four-tier EUC system. After December 29, South Carolinians filing for unemployment compensation will…

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