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Red Flag lifted statewide

January 27, 2014
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The Red Flag Fire Alert, in force since Saturday morning, is now lifted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Fire managers ended the alert based on improving weather conditions. Calmer winds and higher relative humidity means fire is less likely to spread. But the Southeast is in the midst of wildfire season and care should…

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Andrew Brown wins a variance to zoning law

January 24, 2014
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A Seneca regulatory board granted a variance last night to the city’s zoning law that allows Andrew Brown to place a manufactured home on vacant property at 1104 E. S. 2nd Street. No one spoke in opposition during a City Hall hearing conducted by the board of zoning appeals, according to Tamy Sanford, city planner.…

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Heritage Fair offers know-how and financial aid

January 24, 2014
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A necessary component of the food supply is the agricultural practice of beekeeping. And the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in Oconee seeks to help. The fair board of directors offers a beekeeping class and a scholarship to entice youngsters to get interested. Board member Jeff Blackwell says most beekeepers are aging, and new energy…

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A case of rape under investigation

January 24, 2014
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The spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an investigation is in progress of a report of rape. But Jimmy Watt, the spokesman, says, “…due to the fact that it is an active and ongoing investigation, and to preserve the integrity of the investigation, we are not able to release any information at this…

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Five hurt in two-related Seneca wrecks

January 24, 2014
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The police in Seneca say the injuries to five people who went for hospital treatment a multiple-vehicle accident yesterday are all non-life threatening. Lt. Robert Tribble said two of the injured went to Oconee Medical Center by ambulance and three others went on their own for treatment. What happened shortly before 10 yesterday morning just…

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Businessman assumes OMC chair seat

January 24, 2014
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An Oconee businessman has risen to chairman of the board at Oconee Medical Center. Rick Phillips succeeds Dr. Bill Howiler, who leaves the board of directors after two terms in office. Besides Phillips, the slate of new hospital officers are Thelma Miller, vice chairwoman; Bo Wilhite, secretary; and Cecil Turner, treasurer.    

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Future freshmen to gather at WOHS

January 24, 2014
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Imagine you’ve attended nothing other than a small elementary or middle school and, all of a sudden, you’re headed to your county’s largest high school. That’s what lies ahead for the next rising class of 9th graders at West-Oak High School. The school has announced “Future Freshmen Night” for the future class of 2018 and…

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Accident near Walhalla injures one

January 24, 2014
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An accident shortly before 8:30 last night injured one person near Walhalla. The injured, identified as a female, required a trip to the hospital after a one-vehicle accident near the Oconee Rock Quarry. Elsewhere, public safety responders were busy with a brush fire and, in Long Creek, a chimney fire.

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Transit task force moves to expand bus service

January 24, 2014
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In its first meeting, Oconee’s Transit Advisory Task Force voted to ask County Council to fund a study to implement an expansion of bus passenger service beyond Seneca and the limited un-incorporated areas now served with Clemson Area Transit routes. Last night’s meeting was only minutes old before Chairman Scott Moulder sensed a consensus of…

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Here it comes: rate increase from the USPS

January 23, 2014
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If you are a patron of the U-S Postal Service, you have until Sunday to get ready for postage rate increases. Chief among them is the cost of a first class letter moving from 46-cents to 49-cents. The Postal Service’s Harry Spratlin in Columbia says many people have offset the effects of that increase by…

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