Diseased tomato plants destroyed

Clemson agriculture officials are worried about a destructive and infectious blight discovered in a home garden in Beaufort County.  There the diseased tomato plants were destroyed, but the further spread of late blight light disease to other parts of South Carolina is considered likely if the fungal-like pathogen arrives in spores blown up from Florida.  Making things worse the cool, […]

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Shoplifting crimes at Wal-Mart

Persons of Interest - April 11th,2016 Walmart Shoplifting

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office alerts the public to crimes of shoplifting at the Wal-Mart near Seneca.  A store employee said a white male and white female left the store Tuesday with a laptop computer without paying for it.  The laptop was an Inspiron 300 Touch and is valued at approximately $399.00.  The Sheriff’s Office believes the white male was involved […]

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Lola Mae Taylor Lee

Walhalla, SC—Lola Mae Taylor Lee, 94, of 820 Tractor Hill Road, Walhalla, SC, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 15, […]

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An award for Oconee’s economic development recruiter

In his capacity as exectuive director of Oconee Economic Alliance, Richard Blackwell frequently pursues tax credit incentives to lure jobs and retain existing jobs.  Blackwell is being recognized by a national organization that advocates new markets tax credit.  He is to receive a Public Executive of the Year Award June 2 in Washington, D-C at the Novogradac New Markets Tax […]

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Plaintiff in line for monetary award

  A Simpsonville man walked out of the Oconee Courthouse today, having been told by the judge that he can expect to receive a monetary award to settle his civil suit alleging sexual abuse.  The case, filed under the pseudonym John Doe, alleges that Richard Trey Gardner abused him beginning when the student was in the 7th grade at Walhalla […]

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Steven Moore eyes political comeback

  A former Oconee official says he is “95%” sure he will run this year for a seat on the county School Board of Trustees.  Steven Moore is a former member of both the trustee board and the county council and would run for the District Two seat now held by Rosemary Bailes.  Oconee school board elections are non-partisan and […]

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Seth Pass

Westminster- Seth Erskin Lemuel Pass, of Greenfield Road, passed away, Saturday, April 9, 2016. Funeral Services will be held 11AM, Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Foothills Community Church in the North Venue Chapel. The family will receive friends 6-8 PM, Friday, April 15, 2016 at Sandifer Funeral Home. The family is at the home of the mother, Lissa Holliday, 100 […]

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“You had a good year,” auditor tells Seneca

Seneca’s leaders were told by their outside auditor that they can consider the last government year a positive period when it comes to the way it handles its money.  Mike Stancil, certified public accountant, delivered a 2014-15 audit that contained no management letter, meaning no criticism of the city’s books and record-keeping.  Stancil listed Seneca assets approaching $94 million dollars […]

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Naturalist and author speaks tomorrow

A FOLKS Forum will be held tomorrow at the Duke World of Energy. Light refreshments at 6:00pm. The forum will start at 6:30pm. You can meet naturalist and author John Garton and learn about the Clemson Experimental Forest: 17,500 acres of woodlands surrounding Clemson University with wildlife, waterfalls and wildflowers. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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SRO at the Salem Community Center

Seats were at a premium last night in a large Salem meeting room.  Five representatives of a charter school pitched the advantages of opening a new school in Salem, once the doors are closed at the public middle and high school.  And for those Salem area residents who filled their community center, they were there to learn and to react […]

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