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Pickens County to be reimbursed

October 31, 2012

The U-S Justice Department has announced the award of $3,339.00 to Pickens County to reimburse some of the costs of jailing undocumented criminal aliens who have committed serious crimes. According to announcement from Pickens Sheriff David Stone, an aggressive program of researching and applying for little known federal programs to supplement the local tax burden…

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District Five forum tomorrow

October 31, 2012

Doors at the Fair-Oak Youth Center, the former public school building, open at 6:30 tomorrow night. The forum , featuring candidates for District Five, Oconee County Council, officially begins at 7. And organizers say all three candidates have confirmed they’ll take part: Republican incumbent Reg Dexter and his Republican petition challengers Greg Connally and James…

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Potential for “CAT” expansion

October 31, 2012
Potential for “CAT” expansion

At any given time of the day, Clemson Area Transit buses crisscross Seneca transporting riders free of charge. But that’s Seneca. Now there’s an appetite to extend bus routes into Oconee County. A representative of the county’s bus study company told Seneca City Council how the city can help facilitate a public comment opportunity, likely…

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Halloween moves the bus pick up

October 31, 2012

For today only, Halloween, the Clemson Area Transit bus pickups in downtown Seneca will take place on North First Street in front of City Hall, instead of Main. The “CAT” bus stop moves today to accommodate this evening’s Halloween on the Green and ScareCrow Fest, which runs from 5 to 8 p-m.

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A boost for WSNW

October 31, 2012

Seneca’s WSNW radio wants to extend its reach over the airwaves, and the city is willing to cooperate. During a special meeting, the city council last night gave unanimous consent to negotiate an agreement in which the radio station, headquartered on Ramcat Alley, may place an antenna on the city’s water tower on Waterworks Road,…

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The finale a dandy

October 31, 2012

The three men for Oconee Sheriff were packin’ heat last night for what was their 12th and final get together of the political season. They addressed several questions about the jail, officer training, officer pay, and the like, but the real drama was reserved for their final statements. Mike Crenshaw went first and addressed rumors…

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Sewer grounds unsafe for hunting

October 30, 2012

At 128 acres, the wooded sections of Oconee’s Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant at Seneca teem with turkey and deer and attract hunters. But Bob Winchester says high-power gunfire creates the potential for danger on property which is manned around the clock. Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, says, in the past, there…

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Lawmaker speaks on cyber attack

October 30, 2012

  Hurricane Sandy is devastating parts of the mid Atlantic and Northeast. In South Carolina, the attacker is far more sinister. It’s that cyber attack that has left hundreds of thousands of state residents worried they could become victims of identity theft. State Representative Bill Whitmire, Walhalla Republican, says he and the entire county delegation…

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Spiffy, clean look at Walhalla Middle

October 30, 2012
Spiffy, clean look at Walhalla Middle

Thanks to its custodians and others, Walhalla Middle School always sports a clean look, according to its principal, Scott Dixon. Today, however, the approximate 35-year old school building looked especially good, perhaps, in anticipation of a special visitor. Dixon was among a group at the front door this morning to welcome the state’s first-term superintendent…

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Breaking ground for final phase

October 30, 2012

A hospice home is where the terminally ill go for their last days. As word spreads and the population grows, the Oconee Hospice of the Foothills anticipates a need for more patient rooms. At 10 tomorrow morning, ground will be broken for the third and final phase of the Cottingham House. And officials say they…

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  • 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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