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Man’s quest against drug paraphernalia

August 6, 2013

Frankie Pearson may have lost his bid last year to win a seat on Oconee County Council, but an issue that stretches beyond the election is a chance for him to solve a community problem. It’s the problem of the legal sale of items used to facilitate illegal drug use. Pearson started in Westminster to…

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“Just bear with us,” the mayor asks

August 6, 2013

Mayor Danny Edwards says life-long Walhallans tell him the city swimming pool has never looked so good. The problem now, however, is to wait for the final OKs before re-opening the pool on what at least is to be an abbreviated 2013 schedule. At a meeting of Partners for Progress, Edwards last night made this…

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Oconee deputies take training

August 6, 2013

Three Oconee deputies have trained for certification in the National Child Passenger Safety Certification program. Road patrol deputy Aaron Hanks, Victim’s Advocate Vickie Bottoms, and Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt trained two days last month at the Easley campus of Tri-County Technical College. The classes were taught in cooperation with DHEC, Safe Kids Upstate, the…

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Big doins’ in Walhalla

August 6, 2013

A businessman at a Walhalla meeting shared details of his hopes for converting the county’s former courthouse into a boutique hotel. It would be the kind of lodging facility attractive to those weary of chain facilities. But Jim Carswell admitted he and his partner, John Powell, face the hurdle of finding a lender to build…

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Governor’s Oconee itinerary set

August 5, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley’s schedule this week includes a Wednesday afternoon visit to Oconee County. The first-term governor holds a ceremonial bill signing and will tour and talk about economic development at two Oconee manufacturing plants. Sandwiched around the bill signing of the Emerson Rose law, Haley will make stops at Schneider Electric near Seneca and…

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Baseball team’s equipment stolen

August 5, 2013

Seneca has rolled out the carpet for the baseball teams in the Dixie Youth World Series. The entrant from Sumter, however, is liable to leave town with a sour taste in its mouth. Someone broke into the team’s trailer outside the motel where the coaches and players were staying and took catcher’s gear, gloves, cleats,…

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Abbey Nichols wins a scholarship!

August 5, 2013

A 2013 graduate of Tamassee-Salem High, Abbey Nichols, is a scholarship winner. Walhalla American Legion Post 124 awarded its first $1 thousand scholarship to Abbey, the granddaughter of Post 124 member Berry Nichols. She has already pointed herself to a post high school education by enrolling at Mars Hill College in North Carolina for the…

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Train trespass incident lands Tennessean in OC Jail

August 5, 2013

For years, there has been no passenger train service for Seneca. But it was in Seneca Friday that a Nashville, Tennessee man was arrested and charged with trespassing on a Norfolk Southern freight train. The train stopped at Seneca’s E. Main and Perry Avenue and the man, Danh Van Nguyen, got off into the custody…

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Marijuana cases in Seneca

August 5, 2013

The police in Seneca made drug cases in two separate investigations. One was a weekend traffic stop in which five Georgia residents were issued tickets alleging simple possession of marijuana. The police say they also seized quantities of suspected marijuana from two of the five. The five were in a car shortly before 2 a-m…

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Lane closures this week

August 5, 2013

Construction of Anderson’s East-West Connector will make lane closures this week. According to the general contractor, Thrift Development of Seneca, those lane closings begin tomorrow at SC 81 and the intersection with the East-West Connector and Oak Hill Drive. One lane is to be closed in each direction to allow for milling and the installation…

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