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State Traffic Fatalities Up So Far

April 28, 2015

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of three persons killed on South Carolina roadways from Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, April 26, at midnight.  All of those weekend fatalities occurred in the lower part of the state. Two fatalities were in BerkleyCounty, and one in Jasper. As…

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Shuttle Service Offered for Hikers

April 28, 2015

Hikers and visitors to the Lake Jocassee area can now take advantage of a new shuttle service to reach the Horsepasture River, Mill Creek Falls and Laurel Fork Falls. Officials with the Jocassee Tours say the shuttle service will be available every Wednesday and Saturday, year round. The shuttle service departs at 9 am and…

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SHS Hosts Booster Club Golf

April 28, 2015

Seneca High School is hosting the Core Financial Resources 8th Annual Bobcat Booster Club Golf outing, Monday May 4 at Cross Creek Plantation. Registration for the event will start at 10:30 am with shot-gun start at noon. Snacks from Domino’s will be provided to begin the round, and a full Cross Creek Plantation taco bar…

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Former Banker To Be Arraigned

April 28, 2015

A former bank officer at Oconee-based Community First Bank is due in federal court this morning at Anderson for an initial appearance, according to sources in the US District Court. The proceeding for Benjamin Lee Hiott is an arraignment. According to sources with the federal court system, Hiott faces three counts of bank fraud. He…

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Nine Year Old Missing From West Union Found Safe

April 27, 2015

Oconee County Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue teams located a missing nine year-old boy from the Scenic Heights area of West Union. The boy was found, unhurt, in the Fairfield Road section of Walhalla. Charlie King, with Emergency Services, says the boy was reported missing at around 8:30 PM Monday. The search was initially concentrated on a wooded…

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Earth Day Celebration at Tamassee-Salem

April 27, 2015

The Algebra 2 students at Tamassee-Salem High School celebrated Earth day in a unique way. The students participated in a project based on a learning unit on Solar Cooking with Conics. The students were given a task of constructing solar cookers out of materials they had in their own homes, utilizing Algebra 2 ideas of…

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Mobile Airborne Fire Fighting System to be Tested May 4-7

April 27, 2015

Between May 4 and 7, approximately 150 civilian and military personnel with gather in Greenville for the annual Mobil Airborne Fire Fighting Systems or MAFFS training and certification. During these training session, military C-130s equipped with MAFFS will drop water on 4 target sites identified in the Pisgah National Forest, Sumter National Forest, and Chattahoochee-Oconee…

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Accused attacker swung a machete

April 25, 2015

A young Seneca man has been jailed by sheriff’s officers in the investigation of an incident near Carson Road. The Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Jarrett Lee Honeycutt and a warrant charging the 18-year old with assault and battery first degree. Four deputies showed up on Wood Gate Drive Thursday night after being told…

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Bicyclists and cars share 123

April 25, 2015

Motorized traffic slowed or, in some instances, was forced to come to a complete stop these past two days, as 123 from Seneca to Clemson was used as the route for bicyclists competing in national competition.  Devoting the passing lanes of 123 from Seneca’s Lindsay Road to 93 and 123 on the Oconee County side…

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Westminster cleanup rescheduled

April 25, 2015

Today’s Westminster cleanup has been rained out until Monday. Bill Brockington hopes everyone will join him and other Westminster Rotarians to help clean up the city to get ready for Mayberry Days. The cleanup is now rescheduled for 4 to 6 o’clock Monday evening.

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Calendar

  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 7, 2015Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Track & Field Event
  • May 8, 2015 6:30 pmFriends of Pickens Co. Guardian ad Litem Casino Night
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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