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Clemson students display poinsettia varieties in Greenville hotel

December 1, 2014

Thanks to 10 Clemson students, visitors to a Greenville hotel this holiday season have the chance to take a walk through horticultural history. And that history is linked to the namesake of the Westin-Poinsett. A selection of poinsettia varieties grown by students at the campus greenhouses will be on display during December. “In 1828, South…

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Lunney’s closing only temporary

December 1, 2014

The closing of the Seneca museum, the Lunney House, is only temporary. Its director/curator Dr. John Martin says the Lunney, on South First Street, closes this time of year for cleaning. But it will soon be decorated for the Christmas season. Open house will be this Sunday from 4 to 7, with the theme “The…

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Our Daily Rest to benefit from fundraiser

December 1, 2014

Oconee County’s shelter for the homeless, Our Daily Rest in Seneca, will benefit from a fundraiser this weekend by the women of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Clemson. For more years than anyone can remember, the Episcopal Church women have held an annual bazaar on the first Saturday in December to raise funds for…

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Paul Corbeil moving forward

December 1, 2014

The outgoing member of the Oconee County Council is moving forward. With one month left in his term, Paul Corbeil is thanking the residents of District One and the rest of the county for the privilege of having served as a councilman for more than five years. Having lost his bid to be re-elected, Corbeil…

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Fire strikes home near West Union

December 1, 2014

Fire broke out early Saturday afternoon at a home near West Union, on the Safety Harbor Road. A female owner of the home suffered burns when she tried to re-enter the home to save a dog. Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said an investigation was underway as to what caused the fire.

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Bank declares dividend!

November 29, 2014

The directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, the holding company for Oconee County’s Blue Ridge Bank, recently declared a cash dividend in the amount of $204,799.00, or $.50 a share. The cash dividend is payable to stockholders on record by Monday, December 1. It’s the same rate paid to stockholders in 2013. The announcement was…

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Health insurer goes out

November 28, 2014

On Thanksgiving Eve came official news of the collapse of a health insurance cooperative based in Seneca. State regulators ordered the closing of the South Carolina Health Cooperative after an analysis that the co-op could not continue without an infusion of $5 million dollars or more of additional capital. In a letter the director of…

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Why Keowee remains full and other lakes drop

November 28, 2014

South Carolina’s Seneca River and Georgia’s Tugaloo River meet underneath the water of Lake Hartwell to form the Savannah. Both rivers sport privately-owned reservoirs used to produce electricity for the region. The reservoirs also provide water for lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond—and therefore the rest of the basin. Stakeholders in the basin occasionally ask the…

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Accused murderer sat in jail one year before bond set

November 28, 2014

A man accused of committing murder near Seneca a year ago sat in jail nearly a year before getting the opportunity to make bail. But that changed a couple of weeks ago when a judge reconsidered earlier rulings that denied bail. On November 12, Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay set bonds totaling $200 thousand dollars…

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Senator to take the oath of office

November 28, 2014

South Carolina’s newest U-S senator will take the oath of office next week in Washington. The ceremony for Tim Scott takes place at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning on the Senate floor in the U-S Capitol.

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  • April 24, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Play "BUSTED WEDDING BELLES"
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