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Men sentenced for plot against the government

November 17, 2014

Two Toccoa, Georgia men convicted in a plot to produce ricin and attack the U-S government will serve 10-year prison terms. Samuel J. Crump and Ray H. Adams were sentenced Friday in the U-S District Court in Gainesville. The 58-year old Adams and the 71-year old Crump were found guilty in January of conspiracy to…

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Hunters take fewer bears

November 17, 2014

Preliminary numbers from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources show that during the recently-ended season upstate bear hunters snared fewer of their prey than during the 2013 season. Across the South Carolina mountain unit, hunters scored 63 black bears—39 of them female. Oconee County hunters were successful 22 times.

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Lawmaker, so far, no fan of roundabouts

November 17, 2014

An Oconee state lawmaker concedes there is still more to learn about a new concept for intersections. But, at this point, Senator Thomas Alexander is unsure about whether the time, effort and money will be served by converting some of South Carolina’s intersections into roundabouts. In roundabouts, four yield right of way signs replace stop…

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Incident on S. Wesleyan campus

November 15, 2014

From Southern Wesleyan University at Central, a text alert was issued Friday as a security precaution after the university reported an inappropriate incident between a man and a woman walking on campus. According to the security alert, the woman reported having been inappropriately touched by the man. She further accused the man of exposing himself.

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Woman charged with filing false report

November 15, 2014

Campus police at Clemson have charged a 21-year old Woodruff woman with filing a false report of an attempted sexual assault.  According to a university announcement, Jasmine Deshunte Leamon was charged with filing a false report of a felony.  The charge against Leamon, who is not a Clemson student or employee, is a felony.  The…

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Oconee leaders get tips from industry site selector

November 14, 2014

The director of Oconee Economic Alliance, Richard Blackwell, will accompany a professional industry site consultant from Greenville this afternoon for a look at Oconee County’s newest industrial park—the Information and Technology Center on south highway 11. Although Didi Caldwell’s company is located in Greenville, she has more than 10 years of site selection experience in…

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Upgrade was expensive but worth it, says Alexander

November 14, 2014

With the addition of a traffic light, an intersection north of West Union is a safer place for motorists to maneuver. But an eyebrow or two was raised recently upon hearing that the cost of traffic lights at South Carolina 11 and Fowler Road exceeded $400 thousand. State Senator Thomas Alexander, at the request of…

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John Murray on Oconee’s kind heart

November 14, 2014

OconeeCounty resident John Murray grew up in one part of the country, spent the main part of working career in another, and chose to spend his retirement years in still another part of the country.  He says, without a doubt, that when it comes to extending a helping hand to those in need, Oconeeans take…

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Farmers resolve to make voice heard

November 14, 2014

A sleeping giant may have been awakened in Oconee County. Its voice rang from a church last night in the heart of Oconee’s farming community. About 175 people attended the annual agriculture banquet, held last night at the South Union Baptist Church. They heard Eddie Martin, manager of the Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District,…

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15 of 25 arrested

November 14, 2014

By late yesterday afternoon, the Seneca police had counted 15 people in custody in their latest drug sweep. In this sweep, begun yesterday, morning the police target 25 people and are serving 44 arrest warrants. Chief John Covington says the charges alleged range from distribution of methamphetamine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs and…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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