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Animal Shelter closed today

September 12, 2014

It’s cleaning day at the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. And that means the shelter is closed all day today. It will reopen during normal hours tomorrow. Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s Office says, while closed, the shelter will run all normal calls.

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Oktoberfest supporters worry

September 11, 2014

Does downtown Walhalla’s part during Oktoberfest detract from the main celebration at Sertoma Field? It’s a question raised in a “Dear Friends” letter that has people talking a little more than one month before Wahalla celebrates its Germanic roots. The letter comes from a member of the former German-American Club who fears that the downtown…

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Homicide in Clemson

September 11, 2014

A 20-year old man was stabbed to death today in Clemson, and the coroner says the police are investigating the death of Cameron Ray Flores as a homicide. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says Flores died at Oconee Medical Center after a stab wound to the abdomen at 2 o’clock this morning at 215 Paw…

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Parent support initiative for Oconee

September 11, 2014

Oconee County ranks 11th in the state for the number of births to 15-19 year olds and 10th in the number of repeat prengancies.  To stem the tide, Clemson University’s Joseph F. Sullivan Center, the Parenting Place and other local organizations will launch CU Succeed.  It’s an initiative to support academic, health and parenting Oconee…

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Oconee’s hew honcho for health care

September 11, 2014

In many who made up this morning’s large crowd for an Oconee Economic Alliance business forum was a sense of anticipation as to just who Michael Riordan is and what kind of role will he and his organization play in Oconee’s future health care needs.  Riordan is the titular head of the Greenville Health System…

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Memorial ground breaking on the 13th anniversary

September 11, 2014
Memorial ground breaking on the 13th anniversary

 A symbolic ground break took place today near Walhalla for the 9-11 memorial that planners envision to be the finest of its type in the Southeast. It’s to showcase debris from each of the three locations where planes hijacked by terrorists were deliberately crashed. The location is property just north of where the new high…

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Arrest alleges waterway DUI incident

September 11, 2014

Law enforcement authorities have arrested a 47-year old Westminster woman on the charge of DUI/water device with great bodily injury. The arrest yesterday of Sherry Darlene Barron of Westminster’s Pritchard Street was part of a South Carolinas DNR investigation of a Labor Day weekend jet ski accident on Lake Keowee. Authorities say that accident near…

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Dietitian testifies

September 11, 2014

For the plaintiff, a Florida dietitian testified yesterday during the Oconee County civil trial in which a health and nursing care facility is accused of abuse and neglect. Dr. Rita Jackson’s testimony followed that of three former nurse’s aides who testified about shortcomings they experienced while working at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. The lawsuit against…

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Seneca to turn to new wholesale supplier

September 11, 2014

Seneca looks downstate for a new wholesale supplier of electricity.  Word received late yesterday afternoon is that the city is recommending a contract with Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s Public Service Authority.  Seneca’s current deal with the Southern Company is expiring.  Among other suppliers considered were Southern, Duke Energy, South Carolina Electric and Gas, and the…

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Fire destroys motor home

September 11, 2014

Fire during the 2 o’clock hour yesterday afternoon destroyed a motor home near Westminster.  Fire Chief Chris Smith said no one was injured.  According to Smith, the owner complained that the motor home experienced mechancial problems and he parked the vehicle to the side of the Old Seneca Road.  Fire then occurred.

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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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