Rain postpones “Elbow Grease” filming

October 7, 2013

A couple of inches of much-needed rain that fell during the early morning hours today proved no friend to those who are filming the movie “Elbow Grease” in Seneca. Riley Johnson, city events coordinator, says the movie makers’ plans to shoot a street festival scene on Ramcat Alley have been re-scheduled for Wednesday. That’s going…

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‘Today’ show superfan dies

October 7, 2013
‘Today’ show superfan dies

“For so many years, the first person we saw” was Linny Boyette said Matt Lauer Monday morning on Today. Boyette was a superfan of the show, and viewers often saw him on camera, standing with the crowds gathered outside the show. Now, Today is mourning the loss of the stalwart fan who died Sunday after complications…

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Awaiting a start date

October 7, 2013

In a week and a half, the Oconee County Sheriff hopes to have a start date for building the new jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says another meeting with the architects will take place Thursday, October 17—as a follow-up to meeting last week. “It will take about one year to build once they begin. They are…

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MONDAY SPORTS: Tigers steady in AP poll; Bulldogs lose two for season; NFL week 5

October 7, 2013
MONDAY SPORTS: Tigers steady in AP poll; Bulldogs lose two for season; NFL week 5

*Clemson’s win at Syracuse kept the Tigers at third in the latest Associated Press College Football Top 25 poll. Clemson is 5-0 and plays host to Boston College this week. The Tigers are behind top ranked Alabama and number two Oregon. South Carolina is now 4-1, but the way they are winning is causing them to…

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Treasurer and OSD at loggerheads

October 7, 2013

Oconee Treasurer Greg Nowell takes the position he’s just looking out for taxpayers’ money, but Dr. Michael Thorsland, the county’s acting superintendent for education questions whether Nowell exceeded the authority of his office. Treasurer Nowell says he’s OK with allowing the state’s legal department to decide. Nowell says he will draft a letter, as early…

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Wet summer bodes well for fall colors

October 7, 2013

A prediction from Clemson University for an extended season of fall colors. Forest ecologist Donald Hagen says record-breaking summer rains that caused creeks and rivers to overflow likely will mean a longer leaf season in the Southern Appalachians. “The wet soil means that trees should hold their leaves longer and fall colors will unfold more…

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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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