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Attempted robbery at 3 a-m

October 15, 2012

As a woman driver pulled up at a Seneca bank ATM drive-thru, a man with a gun ran up beside her car and tried to rob her. The crime occurred around 3 a-m Friday at Bank of America on the Sandifer Boulevard. Police Chief John Covington says several good fingerprints have been obtained from the…

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Itron’s 50th and its future

October 12, 2012
Itron’s 50th and its future

A large celebration continues this afternoon in West Union for a major employer who has been in the electric meter production business in Oconee County for the last 50 years. U-S Senator Lindsey Graham and State Senator Thomas Alexander were among the special guests for a ceremony that attracted Itron officials from Washington State, as…

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Graham on what happened in Libya

October 12, 2012
Graham on what happened in Libya

If you’ve caught NBC NEWS this afternoon, you know that the debate ensues in the U-S as to the cause of the recent attack and killing of personnel at the country’s embassy in Libya. That debate was intensified this afternoon as Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney commented from the campaign trail. And after a West…

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Echo Hills recommendation

October 12, 2012

Phase one work to cost about $2.4 million dollars. At its meeting Tuesday, Oconee County Council will consider a staff recommendation to award a contract for all site work in phase one of Echo Hills. Recommended for the job is the company Phillips and Jordan of Robbinsville, North Carolina. As part of the work within…

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Hazardous waste collection day

October 12, 2012
Hazardous waste collection day

We all have waste that sits around the house, and some of it is hazardous. Tomorrow Oconeeans can take advantage of a free event called Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.” From 10 a-m to 2 p-m, you may bring items to the parking lot of Seneca High School. Paint will not be accepted, but you…

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Zoning exception approved

October 12, 2012

Campground coming to Jefferson Road nearWest Union, as the result of action last night by the Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals.  The board approved a special exception that’ll allow Ronnie Hughey to establish a 16-unit campground inside a lake residential district.  Two conditions were attached to the approval:  Hughey must obey all codes and ordinances…

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OC students at the fair

October 12, 2012

About 750 Oconee students, along with a fifth grade group from Clemson Elementary, took part last week in Ag Days at the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. About 30 exhibits, from composting to calf roping, were available for the students to experience. In the barn the students also saw horses, chickens, pigs, and alpacas. Christina Alexander,…

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Morning accidents

October 12, 2012

Two persons were injured this morning in an accident near West Union. Their car went down a 75-foot embankment on the Burns Mill Road. A 96.3/WGOG NEWS source indicates the injuries were minor. In Pickens County this morning, the state patrol reports a traffic collision fatality on Fernwood Drive near Easley. No other details available.

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SC has plenty of water

October 12, 2012

South Carolina has plenty of water.  The challenge, according to lawmakers,  is managing the natural resource. Six state senators and representatives, including Anderson Rep. Don Bowen, discussed  issues such as surface water permits, preserving wetlands, saltwater intrusion and marketplace pricing.  At the state conference, Senator Phil Leventis said water pricing should be revamped.  Instead of…

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“Windows to New Worlds”

October 12, 2012

 A $1 million gift, praise from the administrator of NASA and a volley of model rockets were the order of the day Thursday,  as the South Carolina State Museum broke ground for “Windows to New Worlds,” its $23 million expansion and renovation project at its historic site in Columbia. The Boeing Company has approved a $1…

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  • September 16, 2014 7:00 pmLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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