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Oconee gets ready for historian types

April 2, 2015

A week from now, Oconee will host an annual get together of the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies. In a meeting this morning at the Lunney Museum on Seneca’s Silk Stocking Hill, finals plans for the April 9-11 event were being reviewed. Besides the normal business of the group’s membership, the three days…

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Solid waste facilities are open Friday

April 2, 2015

All Oconee solid waste facilities will remain open on Good Friday.  They will do business at regular hours.

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We’re 75,000-plus!

April 2, 2015

For the first time, according to government counters, Oconee County’s population has exceeded 75,000 inhabitants. 75,192 people made Oconee their home in 2014, according to the latest estimate from the Census Bureau. The number is an increase of 279 from the 2013 estimate. The next official nationwide census will take place in five years, but…

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Prisoner’s request called “frivolous”

April 2, 2015

State prisoner Dan Temple Jr. says his due date to be released is September 1, and when he is freed he wants protection from law enforcement. But, after hearing Temple’s plea yesterday, Oconee Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh denied the prisoner’s request for a restraining order against the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. McIntosh termed Temple’s request…

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Plans set for communitywide service

April 2, 2015

Plans are set for Walhalla’s communitywide Good Friday service. It’s an opportunity for worshippers from all faiths to congregate for the Easter season. This year’s service will be Friday at College Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Reid the speaker. A meal will be served at noon. The service begins at 12:30.

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Patrol cites driver in fatal bicycle accident

April 2, 2015

A spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident yesterday near the Oconee Regional Airport received a ticket for driving too fast for conditions. The accident, around 6 o’clock yesterday morning occurred on the Shiloh Road, took the lif of bicycle rider Michael Lee, a…

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Supplies offers load management benefits

April 1, 2015

Westminster’s wholesale supplier for electricity is offering its member cities a load management program designed to save on the power bills that the cities and their retail customers pay. And this afternoon Westminster’s elected leadership is learning details about how DSM, or Demand Side Management, can lower the city’s costs of buying power, as well…

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Bicycle fatality was Seneca dentist

April 1, 2015

The bicyclist killed in a traffic accident early today in a rural part of Oconee County has been identified as a Seneca dentist. Dr. Michael Lee, 55 years old, lived on Seneca’s Sherwood Drive. Lee died when riding his bike toward Seneca on the Shiloh road in the vicinity of the airport when, according to…

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Fatal traffic accident near the airport

April 1, 2015

An accident this morning between Seneca and Clemson has taken the life of a bicyclist. Coroner Karl Addis says a 55-year old Seneca man died of traumatic injuries in an accident involving his bike and a motor vehicle. That accident was reported shortly after 6 this morning on the Shiloh Road at Harbin Acres Road—not…

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Wearing camouflage and snake boots

April 1, 2015

A Walhalla man in camouflage and wearing boots strong enough to protect against snake bites was a reminder of the calendar’s turn to a new month. No, not April Fool’s Day. Rather it’s the start of turkey hunting season today in South Carolina. Gobblers in the wilds are not safe. As the temperatures rise, hunters…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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