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Tech to bury time capsule

October 16, 2012
Tech to bury time capsule

To celebrate its 50th year, Tri-County Technical College will bury a time capsule filled with items that will give future students and administrators a glimpse of the college and its important events of 2012. The capsule is a small cube containing symbolic items, ranging from graduation programs and college publications to presidential election bumper stickers…

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Coming to Seneca’s Northside community

October 16, 2012

Preliminary approval was granted last night at Seneca City Hall for a 48-unit senior citizen housing project in the city’s Northside Community. To accommodate the builder, the city planning commission agreed to annex the property and assign an R-M 8 zoning classification. Builder Phil Ellen said senior housing apartments are his family’s business. The approvals,…

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CU student killed in Oconee

October 16, 2012

A Clemson student from Pennsylvania died early today of injuries suffered in a car crash in Oconee County. The death of Tyler Earl Sands of Exton, Pennsylvania came on Sands’ 22nd birthday. He was a passenger in a 2008 Audi A-R that Coroner Karl Addis says was driven by Sands’ friend Patrick Michael McCool, 20-year…

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Pizza Hut backs off ‘sausage or pepperoni’ scheme

October 15, 2012
Pizza Hut backs off ‘sausage or pepperoni’ scheme

Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask “Sausage or Pepperoni?” at the presidential debate Tuesday. After the stunt triggered backlash last week, the company says it’s moving the promotion online, where a contestant will be randomly selected to win free pizza for life. The restaurant chain had originally offered the prize to…

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Rotarians hear the life of a federal judge

October 15, 2012
Rotarians hear the life of a federal judge

An Oconeean who presides over one of the highest courts in the land told of his new life today as a federal court judge. Tim Cain, guest speaker at the Walhalla Rotary Club, talked about the process of being appointed by the White House, described how the federal court system works, and gave examples of…

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McCall to speak in Mountain Rest

October 15, 2012

Everyone is urged to bring a covered dish and a friend Saturday night to the Mountain Rest Community Club. The after-dinner speaker will be Wayne McCall, District Two county councilman. The dinner-meeting begins at 6.  

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Peatsy Hollings dies at 77

October 15, 2012
Peatsy Hollings dies at 77

Peatsy Hollings, the wife of former South Carolina U.S. Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, has died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 77.  Fritz Hollings’ office said she died Sunday.  Peatsy Hollings was being treated at the Medical University of South Carolina whose Hollings Cancer Center is named for the former senator.  Mrs. Hollings was…

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Collection day: a success

October 15, 2012

More than 140 vehicles were processed Saturday in Seneca, as part of Oconee’s latest household hazardous waste collection day. The event was held in the parking lot of Seneca High School, where volunteers helped collect items that can’t be disposed of at the solid waste convenience centers—such as household cleaners, chemicals, solvents—even old medications. Bob…

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Ok’Fest copper wire stolen

October 15, 2012

Someone apparently stole a quantity of copper wire used to help make electric connections at Sertoma Field for Walhalla’s annual Obtoberfest. The theft was discovered just last week, leaving only a few days for the city to order new wire so that the individual booths can access electrical connections during the three-day weekend that begins…

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A word or two about the sewer vote

October 15, 2012

Oconee County administration is attempting today to set the record right as to next month’s sewer referendum. It says, “On November 6, 2012 voters will be asked to authorize Oconee County the use of available funds, special tax district funding, or property taxes as potential sources of funds for the ownership, construction and operational costs…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • 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
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