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CU names 15 National Scholars for 2014

April 8, 2014

The National Scholars Program at Clemson University has named 15 National Scholars for 2014. The list includes one student who comes to Clemson from nearby Daniel High School. Sarah Waldvogel, an accomplished musician, is a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist who plans to major in genetics. Sarah and the other nine women and five men who…

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Newry man charged with impersonating a police officer

April 8, 2014

A 32-year old Newry man has been charged with impersonating a police officer in Seneca. The Seneca police say they found a man asleep in a car parked at a restaurant at 5 o’clock Thursday morning last week. The police found the man in need of medical attention and arranged for him to be sent…

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Rain event in excess of 3″

April 8, 2014

The Sunday night through Monday rain event deposited in excess of three inches of rain in Walhalla. At one point late yesterday afternoon, the official count stood at 3.19”. We’ll await Weather Observer Barbara Wilson’s new total this morning. A motor vehicle left the road about 9:30 last night and knocked down an electric power…

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Death claims January accident victim

April 8, 2014

A West Union woman, injured in a traffic accident last winter, died yesterday at the Cottingham House near Seneca. Coroner Karl Addis said Barbara Timms was 57 years old and died of complications of injuries in a motor vehicle collision three months prior, on January 10. The accident occurred on the Old Walhalla Highway at…

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Interdiction on I-85 and SC 11

April 7, 2014

West Union was the start point last week for an interdiction that focused on law breakers on I-85 and South Carolina Scenic Highway 11. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and the West Union Police. The law enforcement officers looked for those violating drug and weapon laws, along…

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Ruling ahead in ex-teacher’s lawsuit

April 7, 2014

Circuit Court Judge Cordell Maddox told attorneys today they can expect a ruling on whether a former teacher’s lawsuit may go forward in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Former R-C Edwards Junior High teacher Mariam Noorai’s allegations of harassment, defamation and conspiracy are contained in what now is a three-year old lawsuit against the Pickens…

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Officers to be elected this week

April 7, 2014

In a meeting this week, the Oconee Arts and Historical Commission will elect officers and review by-laws. The commissioners meet at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Subcommittee studies Bill Sandifer legislation

April 7, 2014

An Oconee state lawmaker is hopeful that there’s an enticement the state can offer to increase the numbers of physicians and other medical care workers who donate service to the state’s free medical clinics. Oconee’s Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, in Seneca, is considered a model for free clinics, but needs more medical professionals to volunteer.…

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Evaluators to hear from superintendent

April 7, 2014

An outside education group hears this morning from Dr. Mile Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education. The group is in Oconee County as an evaluation of the district for the accrediting organization Advance Ed. A public presentation of the review team’s report is to be given during a special school board meeting at 2:30 Wednesday.  

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Pounding rain creates hazardous driving

April 7, 2014

If you are behind the wheel, good advice this morning is to slow down and proceed carefully. This morning’s pounding rain has created hazardous driving conditions. Puddles are quickly forming. Already a couple of highway problems have developed. State troopers report a tree in the road on Hopewell Church Road and the Toccoa Highway. Near…

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