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Former Clemson student draws prison term

May 21, 2014

  A former Clemson University student from Westminster pleaded guilty in the Pickens County General Sessions Court to strong armed robbery of the university pharmacy. The guilty plea brought to a halt a jury trial which had passed the stage of testimony by several witnesses. Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor Walt Wilkins said Thomas Carl Wyatt was…

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Lake swimming being readied at Oconee State Park

May 21, 2014

Attendants at the Oconee State Park at Mountain Rest already know the Memorial Day holiday weekend is going to be a big one. And, to help get ready, park staff this weekend will be preparing the park beach for visitors to enjoy another season of swimming and recreation. Joanna White, park director, says Oconee State…

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Oconee Democrats support Dr. Tom Thomson

May 21, 2014

Oconee Democrats have announced their support of a candidate next month for State Superintendent of Education. Dr. Tom Thomson is one of four candidates entered in the June 10 primary to decide the Democratic Party’s nominee. Last Saturday Thomson spoke to Oconee Democratic Party members and guests during a meeting at Seneca’s Gignilliat Center. In…

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Applicants may send their resumes

May 21, 2014

199 Keowee Business Parkway in Seneca is the address where a maker of plastics and injection molding will establish a new operation. Reports today vary on the number of jobs to be created—from 68 to 77. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says they are to be good paying jobs. The new manufacturer is Plastic…

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Trash dump catches on fire

May 21, 2014

Fire broke out early last night inside the pit at the Oconee County commercial and demolition landfill near Seneca. The call came around 7:30 and they were able to put a stop to what was a fire that measured 100 by 100 feet. Seneca fire fighters sprayed water onto the fire and a bulldozer moved…

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“Good paying jobs” on the way

May 21, 2014

Richard Blackwell says an official announcement is scheduled this morning by the state that a new industry is headed Oconee County way. It’s the Plastic Products Company, a Minnesota outfit that will set up shop in a building behind the Seneca Lowe’s Store. Blackwell, Oconee’s chief economic development recruiter, says 77 jobs are promised and…

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Sheriff appeals budget cuts

May 21, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw objected last night to County Council’s decision to pare the proposed budget to the extent that it will deny the Sheriff’s Office $220 thousand dollars. Reading from a prepared statement, Crenshaw told the council that the cuts come at a time when the public is demanding more of his office—such as…

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Blue Ridge called to power mishaps

May 21, 2014

Electric power mishaps in the Seneca area during the night. A tree fell onto a power line in the Tokeena Community. A second downed tree caused a power outage along the Shiloh Road in the vicinity of Clay Drive. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative crews responded. And a fire was reported around 7:30 last night in…

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Chamber shines the spotlight

May 21, 2014

At a dinner last night, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of its spotlight business awards. The winners were named from the results of more than 1,300 votes cast by the public between April 28 and May 9. All winners demonstrate exceptional business practices. This year’s winners are Bill and Phyllis Thraves, Hall…

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Water line break in Seneca

May 21, 2014

Part of Seneca’s North Walnut Street has been closed temporarily while workers restore the roadway after a water line break during the night. It was a 16-inch line. Bob Faires, utilities director, says service has been restored, but utility crews and a contractor will need more time. And that means that N. Walnut, between 2nd…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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