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Basic training completed

September 19, 2012

Army Pfc. Kerensa Harris has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. She’s the daughter of Rhoda and Ricky Harris of Walhalla and granddaughter of Nancy Powell of Easley.

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Case headed to jury

September 19, 2012

The state’s case against a 45-year old man is close to being sent to the jury room at Oconee General Sessions Court. Steven Gregory Frost is the defendant in a case that alleges he committed criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree in October 2011. His accuser, a girl now nine years old, testified…

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Wilbanks moves up

September 19, 2012

With Chief Tim Chastain on the medical sidelines, the number two officer at the Walhalla Police Department is moving up. City Administrator Nancy Goehle announced this morning that Capt. Ronald Wilbanks will serve as interim chief of police. Wilbanks says he looks forward to the responsibility.

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Editorial—“The Covidien Ramification

September 19, 2012

The stark reality is that apparently nothing could have been done on the local level to avert last week’s wrenching announcement that Covidient is moving its entire Seneca workload to Costa Rica. Local government leaders say that once they got a whiff that something was afoot, they tried to contact officials of the Massachusetts-based company,…

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Two Oconee women arrested

September 19, 2012

Two Oconee women have been arrested in connection with the theft of cash and jewelry from a home left empty while the owners made a trip to the beach. The Oconee Sheriff’s Department reports Jessica Leigh Wilbanks, 33-year old Westminster resident, was arrested yesterday and charged with receiving stolen goods. Earlier the sheriff’s office reported…

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Job Fair Friday

September 19, 2012

A job fair and career expo Friday in Stephens County, Georgia is opening its doors to those who need work in surrounding counties, such as Oconee. For those interested, the place to go is the Currahee campus of North Georgia Technical College, on highway 17 between Toccoa and Martin. Sponsored by the Georgia Department of…

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SHS students earn Columbia trip

September 19, 2012
SHS students earn Columbia trip

Two students at Seneca High earned a trip to Columbia for the annual James Otis Lecture Series (The First Amendment in Modern Times) in observance of National Constitution Day. Brightin Blanton and Anna Katherine Page were selected for their outstanding performance in Social Studies class and activities.

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GCCP and its effect on Fair Play

September 19, 2012

Oconee County Council got a look last night at drawings for what both Fair Play and the nearby Golden Corner Commerce Park could become if the highway 59 industrial park property develops. Chris Watson of the company Seamon/Whiteside made a presentation on development ideas at the park, as well as changes to consider for the…

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McCall to speak to Tea Party

September 19, 2012
McCall to speak to Tea Party

Oconee’s maverick county councilman, Wayne McCall, speaks next week to the Seneca Tea Party. And the District Two councilman intends to welcome questions from the audience. The tea party meeting takes place 6:30 to 8:30 p-m Thursday, September 27 in the Fellowship Hall of the Bountyland Baptist Church. According to the meeting announcement: “No need…

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Overseas aid discussed at CU

September 19, 2012
Overseas aid discussed at CU

Two leading Washington officials, on a visit to Clemson University, said the U-S must sustain a robust foreign assistance program because the price of disengagement is unacceptable. However, both Senator Lindsey Graham and Rajiv Shah of the Agency for International Development say the one percent of the federal budget that funds America’s overseas aid initiatives…

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