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Seneca seeks funds for N. Townville phase two

May 21, 2015

Total cost for another phase of re-building Seneca’s North Townville Street is estimated at upwards of $700 thousand dollars, but at least one member of the county’s state “C” fund committee is wondering if the second phase of the project can be reduced in size for budgeting purposes. Richard Cottingham today said he’s worried that…

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ITT makes its Oconee expansion announcement

May 21, 2015

The need for a new test facility is behind ITT Corporation’s announcement that it will expand its Oconee County manufacturing operations. Those operations are located at 105 Commerce Way near Westminster. ITT, headquartered at White Plains, New York, promises to invest $2.5 million into the facility over the next five years. The announcement makes no…

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Oakway accident

May 21, 2015

State troopers reported injuries in an accident this morning on Bethel Church Road at South Carolina 182. At least one of those injured was flown by a medical helicopter from a field in front of the nearby Oakway Rescue Squad building.

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Basic military training completed

May 21, 2015

Air Force airman Reece Jankowy graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. He’s the son of Kevin Jankowy of Mountain Rest and Michelle Jankowy of Collierville, Tennessee. The airman’s grandparents, the parents of his father, are Frank and Betty Jankowy, who also live in Mountain Rest.

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Where will you be this holiday weekend?

May 21, 2015

The motor club AAA predicts as many as 1.5 million Carolina motorists will make a road trip this holiday weekend. AAA believes a better economy and gas pump prices in the area of $2.40 to $2.50 a gallon are driving this year’s increase in holiday travel, especially by the automobile. Nearly 1.1 million North Carolinians…

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State park to be packed for the holiday weekend

May 21, 2015

The getaway place in upper Oconee to which U-S senators in days of old used to retreat to escape the heat of South Carolina’s low country will be at or near full capacity this holiday weekend. For a variety of reasons this Memorial Day weekend, Joanna White says, Oconee State Park at Mountain Rest will…

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Tips and leads being followed

May 21, 2015

According to the Sheriff’s Office, there is still no new information to report on the search to find the man who robbed Community First Bank Tuesday afternoon near Seneca. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, says officers are following tips and leads. The Sheriff’s Office is also releasing more pictures from the Community First…

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Georgia county added to the list

May 21, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency added Hart County, Georgia to the State of Georgia’s recent disaster declaration from the February 15-17 severe winter storm. Hart County joins 15 other counties already receiving federal assistance—the result of the April 20 Presidential disaster declaration. Eligible government entities and certain private non-profits can apply for the reimbursement of…

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Graham to say the words June 1

May 21, 2015

Well-placed sources are indicating that U-S Senator Lindsey Graham has chosen his native Central to make the announcement that he will be a candidate for his party’s nomination for President. We are being told the announcement by Republican Graham is planned Monday, June 1 in front of the home he grew up in the Pickens…

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Seneca and West Union accidents

May 20, 2015

A car passenger was hurt this morning in an accident on Seneca’s 123 By-Pass. Capt. Robert Tribble of the police department said the accident occurred at 123 and Frontage Road and involved a Honda and a Subaru. At the time, according to Tribble, the driver of the Subaru was attempting a left from 123 onto…

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Calendar

  • May 17, 2015Stumphouse Mountain Church of God's Revival
  • May 22, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 23, 2015 3:00 pmCrossroads Baptist Church No. 2 Youth Fish Fry
  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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