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It’s a day for parades

September 5, 2014

It’s a day for parades today in two area towns. The annual Apple Festival Parade will make its way through Westminster at 4:30 this afternoon—from its starting point at the First Baptist Church to First Citizens Bank downtown. In Clemson, it’s time for the First Friday Parade, to mark the beginning of another season of…

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Voter registration effort

September 5, 2014

The Clemson Area League of Women Voters is among hundreds of organizations across the country celebrating the National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 23. The one-day effort is held before voter registration deadlines. In the tri-county area, the Clemson LWV plans to register students and anyone else on the Clemson campus outside the Cooper…

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Bill Sandifer talks road improvements

September 5, 2014

Oconee’s senior member of the state House of Representatives likes Governor Nikki Haley’s idea for getting South Carolina out of its pickle with roads and highway work—at least short-term. Bill Sandifer, Seneca Republican, says he’d like to see increases in revenue as forecast by the state’s Board of Economic Advisers to be applied to the…

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Apple delights

September 5, 2014

Here are results in the annual baking contest at the South Carolina Apple Festival in Westminster: Suzanne Earle’s entry won first place in the adult category. Amber Carter was second and Carol O’Kelley third. In the youth category, Junior Duncan captured first place. Jarred Duncan was second and Addy Donald third.

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New rules cover shoreline work

September 5, 2014

So many Lake Keowee homeowners turned out for an open house event last evening that Duke Energy opened a satellite parking lot to help handle the parking. Duke sponsored a four-hour event to acquaint the public with new shoreline management rules. Duke’s Brett Garrison said it was a chance to help spread the word about…

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On the eve of the Tigers’ home opener

September 5, 2014

Watch for traffic and numbers of people to pick up today in Clemson, on the eve of the Tigers’ season opener tomorrow afternoon. Starting at 5:30 this afternoon, College Avenue will be closed to traffic from N. Clemson Avenue to South Carolina 93 for the First Friday Parade. The police say traffic will be diverted…

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Fire in Seneca home

September 5, 2014

A late afternoon home fire in Seneca’s Thomas Heights subdivision. Fire Chief Jan Oliver said fire was found inside the bathroom of the home at 209 Thomas Heights Circl, not far from Lindsay Road. There appeared to be no one hurt and at least one of two people who live in the home is said…

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Hospital security guard arrested

September 4, 2014

A 36-year old man who worked as a security guard at the Oconee Medical Center was arrested today and charged with stealing money at the hospital. According to the Sheriff’s Office, William Zachariah Poole was charged with grand larceny in the theft of $2,900 dollars. A deputy quoted a hospital worker as saying that a…

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Arrests made charging unlawful neglect

September 4, 2014

Since the Labor Day weekend, Oconee sheriff’s officers report four arrests—charging unlawful neglect of children. Two of those arrested, Eva Karey Hudson and Christopher Warren Vissage, turned themselves in this morning at the Oconee Law Enforcement Center. Two other county residents, Steven A. Broach and Lisa Renee Reynolds, were also booked into jail last Friday…

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Opposition emerges to November vote

September 4, 2014

Ahead of this November’s countywide vote on raising the sales tax opposition has begun to emerge. It arose this morning at 96.3/WGOG in the form of a Tamassee community resident who plans to vote no to the 1-cent sales tax question and hopes enough other voters also vote no. He’s Ward Fetrow, and he can…

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Calendar

  • 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 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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