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Moper rider hurt in Seneca

August 22, 2014

A passenger on a moped required emergency hospital treatment this afternoon after an accident at a Seneca traffic light intersection. The police say the accident occurred late this morning when the moped bumped a car that had come to a stop at a red light at Wells Highway and S. Radio Station Road.

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Fugitive from justice arrest in Oconee

August 22, 2014

A 36-year old man, wanted by the state of Georgia, has been arrested in Oconee County on the charge of fugitive from justice. Walter Bud Shook Jr. was being held last night in the county Detention Center, where Clark County, Georgia had placed a hold for Shook to answer to a charge of probation violation…

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Clemson enrollment strong

August 22, 2014

There’s a simple reason why Clemson is a busier place this week: the return of more than 21 thousand students. The opening enrollment includes more than 3,400 freshmen and 1,200 transfer students. Official numbers won’t be available until October. Students may continue to register through August 26.

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Ground broken for Goodwill and Job Connection

August 22, 2014

Near Seneca where a restaurant (Ryan’s) once stood are now grounds ready for new construction and a new purpose. Public and private interests turned out this morning for a symbolic break of ground for the new Goodwill Store and Job Connection. Actual construction is set to begin Monday. The ceremony was led by Patrick Michaels,…

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Trustees chairman raises hopes for an ordinance

August 22, 2014

The ink has dried on an assistant attorney’s general opinion covering the disposition of taxes and fees accrued from Oconee County delinquent collections. But the chairman of the school board is hopeful for an eventual settlement in favor of the public schools. Andy Inabinet indicated yesterday all it would take would be an Oconee County…

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Busy Greenville intersection to be re-configured

August 22, 2014

A busy Greenville intersection is to undergo a re-configure, courtesy of funding from the state’s Act 98 fund in the South Carolina Transportation Infra-structure Bank. The contractor, Flatiron-Zachry Joint Venture, receives more than $230 million to re-surface, replace ramps, and build additional lanes at interstates 85 and 385. The project is aimed at greater traffic…

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“Back to School Splash” tomorrow

August 22, 2014

Oconee school children are back in the classroom, but there’s still time for a fun summer event. A “Back to School Splash” takes place tomorrow at the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. The Foothills YMCA and Lifepoint Church are partnering to have the pool open at 12:30 and to serve hot dogs. Free games and activities…

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Mayberry approaches Obtoberfest in popularity

August 22, 2014

Figures given Oconee County’s ATAX Commission indicate that when it comes to attracting tourists, Westminster’s Mayberry Days is gaining on Walhalla’s Oktoberfest. Mayberry Days and Oktoberfest are among 11 organizations and projects that are applying for about $30 thousand of the county’s latest proceeds from hospitality and accommodation taxes. The commissioners reviewed applications yesterday and…

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Sertomans hold their annual awards dinner

August 22, 2014

Seneca Sertomans held their annual awards dinner last night. Lynn Henderson of Blue Ridge Elementary School received the Service to Mankind Award. That award recognized Henderson for her help to the civic club for nominating children for Camp Sertoma. Hank Field was recognized as Sertoman of the Year.

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Westminster house fire

August 22, 2014

A fire is reported to have been quickly extinguished last night in Westminster, at the corner Brown and Frank streets. The call to a house fire shortly before 7:30 is believed to have been confined to the garage at that residence. No injuries reported.

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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