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Home fire near Lake Keowee

November 2, 2012

Fire broke out in what’s described as an unoccupied house last night in the Waterford subdivision near S.C. 130. The Keowee Fire Department, with assistance from others, answered the call shortly after 8 o’clock and remained on scene for nearly two and a half hours. No injuries reported.  

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Fair Play hosted the finale

November 2, 2012

With remarks by Auditor candidate Betsy Redmond, the long series of Oconee County political forums that began early in the year came to an end last night in Fair Play, five days before next week’s big vote. Redmond’s appearance, alongside her opponent Ken Nix, made for the first time in the campaign that the two…

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Two teenagers killed

November 2, 2012

A late night accident in rural Oconee involving a moped and a pickup truck killed the two people who were the apparent operators of both vehicles. Last night’s accident at 10:40 at S.C. 24 and 59 in the Tokeena-Crossroads community took the lives of Adam George Ostrander Jr., of Mary Sue Lane, Seneca and Charles’c…

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Hurricane scams

November 1, 2012

S. C. Attorney General Alan Wilson warns South Carolinians to beware of opportunities in investment schemes in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. Wilson says cold-calling telephone salespersons, advertisements, and Internet postings that promote investment pools or bonds to help storm victims, or promote water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed…

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Arrest at WOHS

November 1, 2012

A student discipline incident that escalated this morning at West-Oak High School and required a police backup resulted in a student’s referral to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Chief Deputy Terry Wilson of the Oconee Sheriff’s Department said a 16-year old student is being referred to DJJ on three charges: simple assault, disturbing school, and…

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New crosswalk

November 1, 2012
New crosswalk

Walhalla’s Main and Ann streets is the latest intersection to receive white-strip pedestrian crosswalks. Applying the crosswalk at a mid-day week requires an extra measure of caution, as workers must redirect traffic.

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Seneca FFA group back from trip

November 1, 2012
Seneca FFA group back from trip

Five members of the Seneca High FFA and their advisor have returned from a three-day trip to Indiana and the national convention. Seneca’s Kathryn Landreth, Candace Gibby, Parker Scruggs, Savannah Atkinson, and Bailee Hawkins, along with members from across the country, took part in general sessions, leadership workshops, and a career show and expo. Candace…

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Family members charged with lottery crimes

November 1, 2012

Three members of a Seneca family have been arrested and charged with defrauding the S.C. Education Lottery and conspiracy to commit fraud. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at the Loco Mart #2 on the Wells Highway where, according to the police, two of the three worked until they were fired October 23. The…

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“CAT” surveys at City Hall

November 1, 2012

If you’d like to fill out a survey on the possibility of bus passenger service to Walhalla and other parts of Oconee, you are invited to pick up a copy of the survey at the Walhalla City Hall. Completed surveys will be used by the company updating the previous “CAT” study, the results of which…

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Students vote today in mock election

November 1, 2012

Students at Clemson Elementary School are voting today in a mock election, using the Prime III voting system developed by professor Juan Gilbert, chairman of Clemson University’s Human-Centered Computing Division. Gilbert offers his Prime III system as a new, easy-to-use accessible and secure electronic voting machine that allows individuals to vote by touch or voice.…

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