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Westminster Homicide

July 30, 2014

Oconee County Sheriff’s department is investigating the death of a 71 year old Westminster Man. Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says 71 year old Donald Lee Davis of 105 Jefferson Drive, Westminster was found dead at his home. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Department, the body was discovered around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at the residence…

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Summary Judgment Expected in Seneca PD Case

July 29, 2014

The lawsuit against the Seneca Police Department is expected to be decided in the next several days. The case of Lloyd Lash against the Seneca Police Department was filed last year. Lash was arrested in 2009 as a suspect in the 2004 murder of a Seneca cab driver. Lash was acquitted of those charges in…

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Chamber Sponsors Small Business Resource Fair

July 29, 2014

If you are interested in starting your own business or growing your existing business, the Small Business Resource Fair will provide a valuable learning opportunity. The Small Business Resource Fair takes place today (july 29) from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Shaver Recreation Complex in Seneca. The fair provides an opportunity to connect…

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First Responders answer Call for Memorial

July 29, 2014
First Responders answer Call for Memorial

Four of Oconee County’s first responder units have answered the call to build a memorial to honor the fallen first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Recently the Salem, Oakway, and Mountain Rest Fire Departments along with Keowee Rescue Squad #22, contributed more than $1,500 for the project. The 9-11 Committee Chairman Brandon Shirley says…

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Plane Wreck Kills One

July 29, 2014

A plane crash in Rabun County Georgia claimed one life. Sky 104’s Charlie Robinson reports he plane wrecked around 9 am Saturday morning in the North Georgia County. Rabun County EMS director Michael Mazarky said the plane was in a heavily wooded area. The FAA and NTSB were called in to investigate. The victim of…

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Oconee Medical Merger Proceeding as Planned

July 29, 2014

Oconee Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer says the plans to merge Oconee Medical Center with the Greenville Health System are proceeding as expected. Jeanne Ward says management teams from both health care systems are meeting regularly. Ward says she sees no obstacles to the October 1 closing date. Under the agreement, OconeeMedicalCenter will become part…

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Furman University Gets National Attention

July 28, 2014

Furman University is featured on a new nationwide list of 100 colleges that do an outstanding job of teaching sustainability and promoting it in their communities. Furman was included in Teaching Sustainability: 100 Colleges Doing “Green” Right, a list compiled by Best College Rankings.org.  Furman was the only South Carolina school to make the list.…

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Rabies Cases in South Carolina

July 28, 2014

Officials with South Carolina department of Health and Environmental control says three people in Kershaw County and six people Greenwood County have been referred to health care providers for preventive treatment after being exposed to rabies. A stray cat in Camden exposed three people during separate incidents on July 21 and July 22 before being…

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Seneca Woman Helps Rebuild Botanical Gardens

July 28, 2014

A Seneca woman is one of the many ClemsonUniversity students who helped rebuild the Botanical Gardens after last year’s flood. Katie Frontek of Seneca was part of the team lead by Professors Daniel Harding and Paul Russell which spent the last nine months rebuilding bridges, trails, and signage. Officials say the Botanical Garden is now fully…

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Seneca Man Faces Marijuana Charges

June 30, 2014

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office has arrested a Seneca man on charges of manufacturing marijuana. According to department spokesman Jimmy Watt, 31 year old William Andrew Craig, Jr of Burns Drive, Seneca, was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 4:18 Friday afternoon. Watt says a deputy responded to the Burns Drive location in…

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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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