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Jury picked for trial Wednesday

July 21, 2014

A jury was selected today to hear the state’s case against a young man, arrested in the Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of a stabbing last summer near Seneca. Oconee General Sessions Judge Alex Macaulay told the jury to report for duty at 10:30 Wednesday morning and be ready for the start of Laquavius Cleveland’s trial.…

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Victim’s name released

July 21, 2014

The woman killed in last night’s accident near Townville has been identified as Jessica Hope Bramlett. Coroner Karl Addis said Bramlett, a 29-year old Seneca resident, died of a head injury and other blunt force traumatic injuries suffered when hit while walking on South Carolina 24. Authorities say the car that struck Bramlett was driven…

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A rainy, cool weekend!

July 21, 2014

As provided by Walhalla’s Official U-S Weather Observer, yesterday afternoon’s high temperature registered 82 degrees. The overnight low dipped to 62 and nearly one-half inch was added to the weekend’s rain totals. In the annals of Barbara Wilson, Saturday was an unforgettable day. The third Saturday in July measured nearly two inches of rain and…

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Oconee debt rating upgraded

July 21, 2014

Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder calls attention to a decision by the rating service Standard and Poor’s to increase the county’s general obligation debt rating to “AA.” It indicates a “very strong capacity to meet financial commitments.” Previously, the county was assigned “AA-“—which indicated a “high probability of meeting financial commitments.”

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Tea Party meets Thursday

July 21, 2014

Everyone is invited to Thursday night’s Seneca Tea Party meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Gignilliat Community Center. The Tea Party has extended a special invitation to county councilmen Wayne McCall and Paul Cain and councilwoman-elect Edda Cammick. A 40-minute video will be shown, followed by a question-answer session.

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New fire fighters recruited by Oconee

July 21, 2014

A federal grant awarded to the South Carolina State Firefighters Association is enabling Oconee County to attract volunteers willing to answer the call of a siren to help their community in times of need. Oconee, Newberry and Dorchester are three South Carolina counties benefiting from a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

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Zoning hearing in Seneca

July 21, 2014

Seneca planning commissioners will put on their thinking caps tonight. At City Hall, they’ll have a re-zoning application on Worth Street at Old Salem Road. The property owners—Kim and Lonnie Hammond—seek to change their property from R-10 to Residential-General. Tonight’s public hearing begins at 6 o’clock.

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UPDATE on violation found at Lila Doyle

July 21, 2014

A spokesman for the state Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed that an inspection of Oconee Medical Center’s Lila Doyle nursing and rehabilitation facility turned up violations. In an email statement, DHEC’s Jim Beasley did not identify the violation. Beasley said, “The facility has requested, and been given, a review of the inspection…

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Pedestrian killed near Townville

July 21, 2014

A pedestrian death late last night near Townville. So far, the victim has been identified as a 29-year old Seneca woman. Coroner Karl Addis says her name will be released this afternoon, to allow time to notify additional family members. The woman lost her life shortly after 11:30 p-m on South Carolina 24 near the…

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Clemson University has a new operating budget

July 19, 2014

At their quarterly meeting on campus, Clemson trustees approved a $956 million operating budget for the university.  The budget will cover 2014-15.  According to Brett Dalton, a Clemson vice president, nearly 35% of the budget is derived from tuition and fees.  The trustees also approved the design and construction budget to add 750 suites in…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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