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“We’re open!”

June 29, 2015
“We’re open!”

As Main Street Streetscape work continues on the north side block between Tugaloo and College streets, some merchants there are anxious about the possibility they will lose business.  This sign lets people know that, in spite of the construction, the business is open and doing business!

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Office transition at Westminster

June 29, 2015

Charts showing Westminster financial accounts are being redone this week, and the transition means that City Hall is not accepting payments today and tomorrow—the last two days of the government year. City Hall is open for Westminster residents to transact other city business, but not accepting payments until Wednesday.

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Visitors flock to lakes and access areas

June 29, 2015

At the start of a hot summer, Oconee County lakes and access areas are filling up with visitors. Considering temperatures in the mid 90s, it’s a no-brainer. People are looking for a way to cool off and to enjoy the outdoors. Keowee Towne and Stamp Creek access areas are seeing larger crowds. Some boaters have…

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Harbor deepening clears hurdle

June 29, 2015

A vote by a review board representing the Army Corps of Engineers approved the project to deepen the harbor at Charleston. And among those applauding that review board vote was Senator Lindsey Graham. According to the senator’s office, the vote advances the project one step closer to construction and sets in motion the completion of…

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Tech debuts new program this fall

June 29, 2015

Over the last year, Dr. Ann Barnes worked on a new Pharmacy Technician program for Tri-County Technical College. That new program is ready for a launch this fall. For several years, a Pharmacy Technician certificate program was offered by the college. Last year a decision was made to offer it as a one-year diploma program…

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Weekend shooting near Seneca

June 29, 2015

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is investigating a weekend shooting near Seneca. In the vicinity of 500 Shiloh Road, one person was wounded in the leg as two people met to exchange property. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooter fled. However, a deputy reported he saw the suspect. Deputies then located him at a family…

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Special Seneca meeting

June 26, 2015

A special meeting of the Seneca City Council has been announced for 6 o’clock Tuesday night at City Hall. It is planned as an executive session to discuss “power contracts.” As the result of a vote last winter, the city has been primed to switch wholesale suppliers—-from the Southern Company to the South Carolina Public…

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Think of others, donate a fan

June 26, 2015

Upper 90s today before some relief arrives.  The folks at the Oconee United Way hope you will think of others who are less fortunate this summer.  You can help them stay cool by donating a fan.  You can drop your donation off at the United WayBuilding in Seneca, at 409 W-N 1st Street, Monday-Thursday 9…

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Rachel Booth

June 26, 2015

  Rachel Booth, 79, Oconee County native, died Wednesday.  She was the widow of Richard Booth.  A valedictorian at Oakway High School, Booth started in 1971 at the University of Maryland one of the country’s first adult nurse practitioner programs.  Later she was inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.  The burial will be…

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‘Count the Light’ night at Clemson

June 26, 2015

‘The Vanishing Firefly Project at Clemson University hosts the first of two “Count the Light” nights tomorrow night at the South Carolina Botanical Garden to give the public a chance to count fireflies together and help researchers see if their numbers are declining. “Count the Light” will be 8 to 9:30 p-m. A second count…

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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