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Clemson enrollment strong

August 22, 2014

There’s a simple reason why Clemson is a busier place this week: the return of more than 21 thousand students. The opening enrollment includes more than 3,400 freshmen and 1,200 transfer students. Official numbers won’t be available until October. Students may continue to register through August 26.

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Ground broken for Goodwill and Job Connection

August 22, 2014

Near Seneca where a restaurant (Ryan’s) once stood are now grounds ready for new construction and a new purpose. Public and private interests turned out this morning for a symbolic break of ground for the new Goodwill Store and Job Connection. Actual construction is set to begin Monday. The ceremony was led by Patrick Michaels,…

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Trustees chairman raises hopes for an ordinance

August 22, 2014

The ink has dried on an assistant attorney’s general opinion covering the disposition of taxes and fees accrued from Oconee County delinquent collections. But the chairman of the school board is hopeful for an eventual settlement in favor of the public schools. Andy Inabinet indicated yesterday all it would take would be an Oconee County…

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Busy Greenville intersection to be re-configured

August 22, 2014

A busy Greenville intersection is to undergo a re-configure, courtesy of funding from the state’s Act 98 fund in the South Carolina Transportation Infra-structure Bank. The contractor, Flatiron-Zachry Joint Venture, receives more than $230 million to re-surface, replace ramps, and build additional lanes at interstates 85 and 385. The project is aimed at greater traffic…

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“Back to School Splash” tomorrow

August 22, 2014

Oconee school children are back in the classroom, but there’s still time for a fun summer event. A “Back to School Splash” takes place tomorrow at the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. The Foothills YMCA and Lifepoint Church are partnering to have the pool open at 12:30 and to serve hot dogs. Free games and activities…

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Mayberry approaches Obtoberfest in popularity

August 22, 2014

Figures given Oconee County’s ATAX Commission indicate that when it comes to attracting tourists, Westminster’s Mayberry Days is gaining on Walhalla’s Oktoberfest. Mayberry Days and Oktoberfest are among 11 organizations and projects that are applying for about $30 thousand of the county’s latest proceeds from hospitality and accommodation taxes. The commissioners reviewed applications yesterday and…

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Sertomans hold their annual awards dinner

August 22, 2014

Seneca Sertomans held their annual awards dinner last night. Lynn Henderson of Blue Ridge Elementary School received the Service to Mankind Award. That award recognized Henderson for her help to the civic club for nominating children for Camp Sertoma. Hank Field was recognized as Sertoman of the Year.

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Westminster house fire

August 22, 2014

A fire is reported to have been quickly extinguished last night in Westminster, at the corner Brown and Frank streets. The call to a house fire shortly before 7:30 is believed to have been confined to the garage at that residence. No injuries reported.

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Rotarians pepper Cain over broadband

August 21, 2014

The multi-year project to bring access to high-speed internet across Oconee County, in the opinion of the newest county councilman, has made for concern and excitement. But Paul Cain concedes that, of late, there has been more concern over FOCUS broadband—the rising costs and complaints that members of the public still can’t hook on. Cain…

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Seneca traffic accident

August 21, 2014

The police in Seneca responded to a traffic accident this morning on By-Pass 123.  It happened around 9:45  at the Pinecliff Drive traffic lights.  No other details immediately available.

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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