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Charges placed against driver

May 6, 2014

The Salem police have filed charges against one of the two drivers involved in last Friday night’s Main Street accident near the Alexander Road. Chief Dave Poulson said the charges against Salem resident William Cleveland Lother are driving under the influence, refusal to take blood or breath test, driving under suspension, and driving left of…

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Home fire near Seneca

May 6, 2014

Fire caused heavy damage to a home last night near Seneca. No one reported injured. The location was off the Friendship Road.

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“Make a splash this summer”

May 6, 2014

The Walhalla Swimming Pool, under the operation of the Foothills YMCA, is primed for a Memorial Day week opening, and the “Y’s” Darryl Broome is promising a full summer of swimming, recreation, exercise, and swim lessons. A former banker and former congressional aide, Broome has made a career switch to YMCA administration. And last night…

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Suicide behind Westminster police station

May 6, 2014

A 73-year old Westminster man died yesterday afternoon in the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center—one hour after what authorities called a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The incident occurred shortly after 2 o’clock behind the city police station/Oconee Magistrate’s Office at 106 Windsor Street. Coroner Karl Addis says a handwritten note had…

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Voter registration deadline approaches

May 5, 2014

Are your papers in order for this year’s primary elections? To help ensure voters are prepared, the State Election Commission reminds everyone that to vote on June 10 you must be registered by May 10—this Saturday. If you have moved, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration. If you have moved…

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Candidates to assemble next week in Seneca

May 5, 2014

Candidates entered in the June primary have an invitation to take part next week in a forum sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party. The event takes place 6 o’clock Monday evening at the Gignilliat Center, and the public is invited. Invited are the candidates this year for Oconee County Council—Edda Cammick and Paul Corbeil for…

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Clemson graduation is Friday

May 5, 2014

More than 3,200 students are expected to receive degrees Friday when Clemson University holds spring commencement. Three ceremonies will be held: the first at 9:30 in the morning for the colleges of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, and Engineering and Science; the second at 2:30 for the colleges of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Education and…

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Shooting outside the Westminster police station

May 5, 2014

A man has been found shot outside the police station in Westminster. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the shooting appears to have been self-inflicted and the victim had no prior dealing with the police there. After a caller reported hearing a shot, a gun and a note were found at the scene—described as the…

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Oconee farm designated Century Farm

May 5, 2014

The South Carolina Century Farms Program announced the designation of the Rimrodt Farm in Oconee County as a Century Farm. The farm was purchased by the family in 1856 and been continuously owned by the family since then. Today’s owners are Jane Harris of Seneca and Louis Rimrodt of Arlington, Virginia. The Century Farms Program…

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Camp site embers ignite small park fire

May 5, 2014

Quick action prevented a small fire from spreading out of control yesterday afternoon at Oconee County’s South Cove Park near Seneca. The wind blew embers from a camp site, setting afire pine straw. But Phil Shirley, the director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the quick use of a garden hose stopped the fire…

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Calendar

  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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