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Seneca Woman Faces Fraud Charges

April 18, 2014
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A Seneca woman faces charges of Food Stamp Fraud. Sheriff’s Department Spokesman Jimmy Watt says 44 year old Carol I. Rogers of Pressley Place, Seneca, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with four counts of food stamp fraud.  Watt says the sheriff’s department received a call from a complainant who alleged that while she was…

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Unemployment Down in South Carolina-Unchanged in Oconee

April 18, 2014
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Unemployment in South Carolina is at its lowest in six years. The South Carolina Department of Employment and workforce says the March unemployment rate in South Carolina was 5.5 percent, down from February’s rate of 5.7 percent. This is the lowest since March 2008. According to the department, the estimated number of employed persons in…

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Predicted Rain Prompts Changes

April 18, 2014
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This is Easter weekend, but tomorrow’s expected rain has put a damper on a couple of events. Walhalla’s Citywide Family Fun Day and Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. Pastor Mark Bagwell says due to the expected rain, the event is cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow’s rain has also prompted…

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Pet Adoption at TCTC

April 18, 2014
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Tri-County Tech’s Veterinary Technology Department has scheduled a Pet Adoption Day Wednesday, April 23 from 2 until 6 PM at Halbert Hall on the college campus. The dogs are trained with basic commands and are socialized with people and other dogs. Cats are socialized with other cats and people as well. All animals have been…

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Central Man Faces Weapons Charges

April 14, 2014
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A Central man has been arrested by Oconee Sheriff’s Office on weapon charges in connection with a road rage incident which occurred last month. Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt says 25 year old Brandon Scott Weatherly of Central turned himself in to the Walhalla Police Department last Friday. According to warrants he is charged with…

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Warm Weather Has Black Bears on the Prowl

April 14, 2014
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  Biologists with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources are reporting increased bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people to use common sense when encountering these fascinating animals. The warm weather has black bears moving this spring. While people may be excited about seeing a bear, biologists urge them to remember that bears…

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Suspects Sought in Weekend Robbery

April 14, 2014
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The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating two women who robbed a convenience store over the weekend.  Deputies were dispatched to the J & Z Food Mart at 219 Shiloh Road around 11:14 pm Saturday in reference to a robbery.  An employee of the store told deputies that two women…

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Possible Tax Break for Retired Active Duty Military

April 14, 2014
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Retired active duty military could eventually pay no South Carolina income tax on their retirement pay if a new bill becomes law. The Giving Back to Our Veterans Act passed the South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill would phase out South Carolina income tax on active-duty retirement pay over the next three…

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Unofficial Final for Seneca Council.

March 11, 2014
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The Unofficial winners for Seneca City Council Seats 1-4: Ward Pohl Durham Rozman

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Sprouse is Sole Candidate

March 10, 2014
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As the noon hour closed today, only one candidate had filed to succeed the retiring Judge Alex Macaulay of West Union. Seneca Attorney Scott Sprouse is the only candidate who has filed with the State Judicial Merit Selection Commission. The deadline to file was Noon Monday, and Sprouse was the only candidate to file for…

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