Suspected fire forces train to stop

October 11, 2013

Smoke and apparently fire could be seen from a freight train passing through Oconee County this morning on its way to Georgia. Tracking the train from Seneca to Westminster and beyond, emergency personnel in the county were able to reach Norfolk Southern personnel, and the train was stopped for a brief time while train crews…

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Employers wish to meet job seekers!

October 11, 2013

Job seekers are asked to bring resumes to meet employers next week in Seneca. SC Works Link holds its first monthly hiring event 9 a-m to noon Thursday, October 17 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Among employers who’ve confirmed they’ll be present are First Quality Tissue, US Engine Valve, Central Textiles, JM Mold South, and…

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Seneca canine takes top honors in competition

October 11, 2013

At Chattanooga, Tennessee recently canines ran fast, flew high, and bit hard. They were competing in a championship event to determine the best at snagging spinning discs in mid-air. When the dust settled, a canine from Seneca won top honors. “Abbey Moose” won the Women’s MicroDog Division. The canine belongs to Seneca resident Donna Bradley.…

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One man’s view of the 2008 (1-cent) defeat

October 11, 2013

Why, in 2008, did 56% of the voters say no to paying an extra penny of sales tax to pay for projects that would benefit all of Oconee County? You can ask Keowee Key resident Don Fuller. He has several theories. Fuller is back as a project sales tax commissioner and he gave his colleagues,…

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Gearing up for General Election 2014

October 11, 2013

A half dozen Oconeeans last night were told to make room on their calendars for a great deal of preparation leading to General Election November 2014. That’s Oconee County’s next opportunity to convince the citizenry of the worthiness of paying an extra penny of sales tax for a project or projects for the public good.…

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Copper taken from WHS construction site

October 11, 2013

Some time Wednesday night or early Thursday thieves raided the construction project for the new Walhalla High School. Their take amounted to 273 feet of copper—worth more than $2 thousand. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, quotes investigators as saying the theft occurred in a part of the new school building and copper…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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