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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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A sweep of the streets

November 15, 2012

The narcotics division of the Seneca police is sweeping city streets today of nearly 60 people, for whom warrants allege violations of the drug laws. Chief John Covington said his officers are targeting 57 people with 102 warrants. The offenses alleged are distribution of meth, cocaine, crack, marijuana, morphine, Xanax, Lortabs, methadone, and Oxycontin. Assisting…

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Seneca students make All-State Chorus

November 15, 2012

Thirty-seven students at Seneca High School have been named to the S.C. All-State Chorus. It’s the largest number that Seneca has ever sent. Those selected will sing in March at Winthrop University, under the direction of world-renowed conductors.

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“Kimberly’s Flight” lecture tonight

November 15, 2012
“Kimberly’s Flight” lecture tonight

The story and life and death of the first female pilot killed by hostile fire in combat in U-S history will be told tonight at Clemson University, and the public is invited. Authors Ann Hampton and Anna Simon of “Kimberly’s Flight” will present a one-hour lecture at 7 o’clock in the Self Auditorium of the…

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Charity recipients announced

November 15, 2012

For a second year, Wells Fargo and Company will serve as the premier partner in the Foothills Gala charity event “Diamonds and Denim.” The gala, to take place Saturday, February 23, raises money for Upstate charities. “The Year of the Child” has been selected the theme for the 2013 event. In past years, the gala’s…

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Georgia fire fatality identified

November 15, 2012

The fatality in the late Monday night home fire near Toccoa, Georgia has been identified as Shelvy Jean Masters Martin. She was 56 years old. WNEG in Toccoa reports Martin lost her life in a fire at her home, and the cause of that fire remains under investigation.

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Kevin Davis next Chief Deputy

November 15, 2012

An Oconee Sheriff’s Department sergeant has been appointed the next chief deputy. Sheriff-elect Mike Crenshaw calls Kevin Davis “the perfect fit for (his) administration.” Davis started his law enforcement career in 1995 with the Walhalla police. Two years later he joined the sheriff’s department and was promoted to sergeant in 2002. Davis is a member…

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The police have a suspect

November 14, 2012

Someone apparently used bolt cutters to break into two coin-operated machines this week at Seneca’s  Marathon convenience store.  But the police say they have a suspect in their active investigation of what happened yesterday at Marathon between the hours of midnight and 2 a-m.  Victimized in the crime were Lucky Phone Card Fun Zone machines.…

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  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
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  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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