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15-page booking report

November 16, 2012

The booking report overnight from Oconee Detention Center is full of the names and the charges of those who, so far, have been swept up in what the Seneca police call one of the largest illegal drug enforcement efforts in their city. The police have 102 warrants charging 57 people and are getting help from…

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Barrels hold human remains

November 16, 2012

Two barrels containing human remains been discovered in Lake Hartwell in Anderson County. An autopsy is planned this morning on the remains found in the second barrel, near Centerville and Sandy Springs roads. On Tuesday, the contents of another barrel, near Asbury Park, revealed a human female. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, she…

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More water longer

November 16, 2012

Lake Keowee residents worried over low water levels filled nearly three quarters of the high school auditorium seats in Salem for a “FOLKS” meeting on the Keowee-Toxaway power project re-licensing application. They received a detailed presentation from the project manager, Jen Huff of Duke Energy. But the aspect the crowd zeroed in on was the…

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Oconeean dies five weeks after home fire

November 15, 2012

A 51-year old Oconeean has lost his battle to recover from burns at home last month near Walhalla. Coroner Karl Addis this afternoon announced the death of Timothy Neal Sammons of Tammy Lane, Walhalla. Since the October 8 fire at his home, Sammons had been a patient at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at…

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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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