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Boat theft remains active investigation

July 17, 2014

Seneca police investigators continue to follow leads that they hope will take them to the thief and the recovery of a fishing boat stolen last weekend from a dealership. The emerald green bass boat carries a value of $18 thousand. Capt. Robert Tribble said the boat was stolen apparently in the middle of the night…

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Stolen computer found, suspect ID’d

July 17, 2014

The police in Westminster say, after a two-day search, they have recovered a computer stolen from a camper outside the city limits. The computer was seized Tuesday at an address on Powell Court near the Long Creek Highway where, according to Captain Rory Jones, a suspect was identified. Jones says the Sheriff’s Office is pursuing…

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Clemson gets millions in research money

July 17, 2014

Clemson University has been awarded $11 million to expand a bio-engineering center that helps mentor junior faculty members as they research how lab-grown tissue can treat some of the world’s most debilitating diseases. Scientists expect the program will encourage an upward spiral that leads to more research dollars and helps raise the state’s medical technology…

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Oconee makes talk show monologues

July 17, 2014

Oconee County made last night’s monologues of two late night television talk show hosts—but not in a way that the chamber of commerce would be proud. Plastic bags stuffed with candy and recruitment fliers left by the Ku Klux Klan at homes in Oconee were referenced by both Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers in their…

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Rotary will hear all about it!

July 17, 2014

At its meeting today, Seneca Rotarians will hear about a community fund-raising campaign that succeeded in allowing the first shelter for the abused to open its doors in Oconee County. Guest speaker for the meeting: Becky Callaham, executive director of Safe Harbor.

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Lura Lane house doubles as contractor’s office

July 17, 2014

A house purchased by Oconee County adjoining the property for the new jail will double as an office for the project’s general contractor. Beyond that, County Administrator Scott Moulder, says it’s uncertain at this point what will happen to the house once the jail is finished for a scheduled opening in May of next year.…

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They’re back!

July 17, 2014

All four re-worked electric buses have been returned to Seneca. And Ed Halbig says it’s now a matter of re-training the drivers and running the buses on shadow routes before they begin to accept passengers. It has been a long process for Seneca to replace its gas-powered buses with the electric buses. But Halbig, the…

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Scott and colleagues want answer

July 16, 2014

Senator Tim Scott says he and four other Labor Committee colleagues want the Obama administration to explain a mandated wage increase for employees of fast food restaurants at federal locations—such as military bases. The announcement by the South Carolina Republican says new mandates by the Department of Labor will negatively impact South Carolina and its…

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Trial set for defendant in 2013 stabbing near Seneca

July 16, 2014

Trial docket is set for next week’s term of the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Atop the docket from the circuit solicitor’s office is the state’s case against Laquavius Cleveland. Sixteen years old at the time of his arrest, Cleveland is being tried as an adult and, according to the docket, faces charges that…

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Oconeean dead after North Dakota accident

July 16, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a 19-year old Oconeean involved in a car accident this month near Minot, North Dakota. Sandifer Funeral Home of Westminster will announce arrangements for Christopher Lewin, a West-Oak graduate, who died early today. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported Lewin’s SUV last week caught fire after skidding…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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