Turning Christmas trees into fish habitats

December 26, 2013
Turning Christmas trees into fish habitats

 If you purchased a natural Christmas tree this holiday season, consider recycling it at lakes Hartwell or Thurmond. The fish will thank you. The Army Corps of Engineers is collecting used, natural Christmas trees to enhance fish habitat at the lakes. The trees will be tied in bundles, weighted with concrete anchors, and submerged in…

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2014 is an election year!

December 26, 2013

Oconee County Republicans invite the public for a meet-and-greet breakfast 16 days into 2014. The event will take place from 8 to 10 a-m Thursday, January 16 at the Seneca Family Restaurant and will cost $7 a person. Mary Jo Gallagher of the Republican Party invites everyone to join in the conversation or to ask…

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Moped operator allegedly carried weapons

December 26, 2013

What an Oconee sheriff’s officer called a wide right turn raised suspicions during patrol operations last Saturday near Townville. And those suspicions led to a traffic stop on Woolbright Circle near South Carolina 24 in which the operator of a moped was charged with multiple offenses. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, said…

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Year-end holiday travel

December 23, 2013

The motor club AAA Carolinas predicts a record number of South Carolians is hitting the highways for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday. The prediction of as many as 1.3 million state residents traveling 50 miles or more on the highways represents an increase of 22 thousand travelers, compared to last year. The 12-day holiday period this…

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Oconee trout get new home

December 23, 2013

The state DNR used a helicopter and a special lift bucket last week to stock 17 thousand trout in the lower Saluda River near Columbia. The rainbow and brown trout came from the Walhalla State Fish Hatchery in Oconee County. About six thousand of the fish can be identified with a tag that’ll provide a…

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93 kids “Shop with Heroes”

December 23, 2013
93 kids “Shop with Heroes”

 A benevolent Oconee County project to remember needy children at Christmas has a dual purpose of early relationships between children and the men and women in uniform. The 2013 “Shop with Heroes” provided for 93 children this morning at the Wal-Mart near Seneca. Corp. Tim Rice of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, says donations received throughout…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • 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
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