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College Application Month

November 7, 2012

The Seneca High School Guidance Department encouraged students to apply to at least one college during College Application Month in October. The senior class responded by completing 409 college applications, with 92% of the class completing at least one. The guidance department hosted college admissions counselors. Students were able to hear a presentation from each…

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Let bygones be bygones

November 7, 2012

During the campaign Wayne McCall, as the maverick member of Oconee County Council, made known his differences with two of his colleagues running for re-election. But now that the results are in, McCall has extended an olive branch to both Joel Thrift and Reg Dexter. He called both Thrift and Dexter this morning to offer…

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Sewer vote surprise

November 7, 2012

Referenda often fail as quickly as they are proposed. But the results of the General Election in Oconee run counter to that theory. Among the ballot questions that passed that has caused surprise was the question to allow county government to apply tax money to sewer projects. Already the question asked is what happens next?…

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Mike Crenshaw to assemble staff

November 7, 2012
Mike Crenshaw to assemble staff

Not only did Mike Crenshaw fare well with the electorate, his sense of timing seemed flawless last night. A dark-suited Crenshaw, accompanied by his wife, walked into the Oconee County Council Chambers at just the moment the die had been cast. He was smiling and engaged in what appeared to be a pleasant conversation with…

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Good night to be an incumbent

November 7, 2012

The voters were kind to the incumbents, not just for the highest office in the land, but in every instance where an Oconee County incumbent faced a challenger. Once again, however, Oconee County sided with the Republican nominee for President, giving Mitt Romney more than 70% of the vote. And it was a large vote,…

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Game-day recycling

November 6, 2012

Clemson University received a grant from Alcoa to expand and improve its game-day recycling program. The $60 thousand grant from the Alcoa Foundation will help with the goal of reaching 45,000 more fans and adding 350 student volunteers. The grant is to fund more than 100 new recycling stations and buy a Segway to help…

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Walhallans line up to vote

November 6, 2012
Walhallans line up to vote

Here’s what it looked like late this morning outside the Walhalla Fire Department, as voters waited in line to cast ballots in the November General Election.

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DOT closes bridge near Clemson

November 6, 2012

The S.C. Department of Transportation has closed a bridge in Pickens County on S. 18 (also known as 18 Mile Road) which crosses 18 Mile Creek near the U-S 123 interchange. The closure is due to piling problems that have caused the bridge deck to sink about one foot. The location is about seven miles…

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Steady to heavy voting

November 6, 2012
Steady to heavy voting

Steady to heavy voting is reported this morning at polling places in Seneca, Walhalla, and West Union. The electorate is showing that a little rain, cool air, and some precinct changes are not deterring them from their duty to help elect a President and in the case of Oconee to elect a new Sheriff. The…

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Alexander to learn more this week

November 6, 2012

Thomas Alexander, Oconee’s resident state senator, calls tragic the failure of the governor and her cabinet agency not to have done more to prevent a hacker’s cyber attack that exposed credit card and Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians. At a point, Alexander said last night, he and his legislative colleagues will address…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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