Low tax rate when compared

February 27, 2013

‘Tis the season in Oconee for governments to write budgets for next year. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education, calls attention today to a ranking that shows of the state’s 46 counties, Oconee taxes seventh lowest in the state. On his blog, Lucas displays a ranking of figures provided to his office by Oconee…

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Jury deliberates

February 27, 2013

This just in from Oconee General Sessions: A jury is deliberating the case of S.C. v. Kenneth Wayne Whitworth, charged with distribution of methamphetamine third offense. When trial began yesterday, defendant Whitworth was absent. But his attorney, assistant public defender Danny Day, asked the jury to not hold his client’s absence against him. For the…

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Calling it a career!

February 27, 2013

A long-time Westminster Library worker is calling it a career. Refreshments will be served at a party at 4 o’clock this afternoon at the Westminster Library for Margaret McCall, who is retiring. It’s an opportunity for fellow library workers and library patrons to wish McCall well.

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Western AAA All-Region Honorees Announced

February 27, 2013

The Western AAA All-Region Basketball teams were announced Tuesday. On the boys side, Seneca places three in Marquis Hunter, T.J. Smith and All-State selection Xzavier Barmore. Senior Blake Maness from West-Oak also makes the All-Region team. The player of the year is Daniel’s Justin Dotson. For the girls, Seneca is represented by Ciara Boggs and…

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Furman Falls To Seventh-Ranked South Carolina, 5-2

February 27, 2013

Seventh-ranked South Carolina combined three hits with an error to score three fifth inning runs on the way to a 5-2 win over Furman in baseball action Tuesday afternoon at Carolina Stadium. The victory improves South Carolina to 6-1 on the season while Furman falls to 5-2. The two teams will play again on April…

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Chase yields arrest and suspected drugs

February 27, 2013

A chase during the 4 o’clock hour of yesterday morning near Seneca yielded an arrest and the discovery of what officers suspect are illegal drugs. Sheriff’s officers say the object of their chase, a Ford truck with no tag light, reached speeds of 60 miles an hour in the wrong lane of Return Church Road.…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
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