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Tax increase opponent Britt Adams

September 16, 2014

Phil Cheney can carry a tune, and he’s hoping that Oconee voters will buy into the refrain in his library song and say yes to the proposition of building new libraries in Oconee County. Seneca’s Britt Adams, however, is not one of those. He is against tax increases. In fact, the leader of the group…

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Reports of suspicious man leads to arrest

September 16, 2014

Reports of a suspicious person in a West Union neighborhood late Sunday night led to an arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies found a man on Dutch Fork Road who claimed he was looking for his employer and was there on Dutch Fork Road to mow grass.  The homeowner said he did not know…

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Judge allows defense witness testimony

September 15, 2014

The plaintiff side in a civil court trial in Walhalla continues to call witnesses, but the judge today allowed the defense to present a witness out of order.  The Common Pleas jury heard Dr. Amy Garcia, who practices internal medicine and wound care, at the request of the defense for Sava Senior Care, also known…

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Second candidate for Walhalla Council

September 15, 2014

A second candidate has filed to run for a vacant Walhalla City Council seat.   Barber Chris Grant has joined retired businessman Lamar Bailes as the candidates so far for the seat that opened with the death of Kathy Rogers.  The qualifying deadline to run in the special November 18 election is a week from…

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Attempted murder suspect arrested

September 15, 2014

Arrest made in the investigation of a one-month old shooting in Seneca. The police today said they have arrested and charged Marcus Oneal Craig, 26-year old resident of Evelyn Drive, with attempted murder and other offenses. The police declared Craig a suspect in the August 22 wounding of a female at Hare’s Trailer Park. The…

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Woman’s death during cross-country return to Seneca

September 15, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a woman on a cross-country trip in which she was returning to Seneca to take up residence. Friends and acquaintances say Rachel Blanton died Friday after a fall while riding a horse in the small town of Guffey, Colorado, where she was visiting a friend. According to…

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Manufacturing operations to move to Oconee

September 15, 2014

Thermoplastics processor and recycler ACI Plastics is expanding its manufacturing operations to Oconee County. The company’s $4.1 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs. Flint, Michigan-based ACI Plastics is known for its separation technologies for paint removal, instrument panels, electrostatic and optical separation. As first reported by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, ACI Plastics has purchased…

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Lions Club names new officers

September 15, 2014

Vic Holley has risen to the presidency of the Seneca Lions Club.  On the remaining slate of the club’s new officers are Bobbie Smith, first vice president; Jim Atkinson, second vice president; and Mark Davidson, third vice president.  The club also numbers a secretary, a treasurer, Lion Tamer, Tail Twister, and four directors.

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Flags to fly halfway today

September 15, 2014

At the request of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, flags are flying half way today in memory of a late CharlestonCounty deputy sheriff, Joseph Matuskovic.

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Old St. John’s doors open this weekend

September 15, 2014
Old St. John’s doors open this weekend

 Vanessa Penton says Saturday morning will make for an exciting time in Walhalla.  The executive director of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce says everyone is invited at 10:45 for the ribbon-cutting and dedication for Old St. John’s Meeting House on the grounds of the Depot.  Penton calls Old St. John’s another historic building…

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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