Man who threatened Graham sent to prison

A Pickens County man who admitted he wrote a letter threatening to kill Senator Lindsey Graham drew a near seven-year prison term when sentenced Friday in U-S District Court at Anderson. As ordered by Judge G. Ross Anderson Jr., 32-year old Easley resident Simon Peter Long was sent to federal prison for 87 months for the offense of a mailing […]

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Missing swimmers OK!

On a morning when the water temperature apparently is warmer than the surface air, three boys decided to go for a swim in Lake Keowee. They created concern for adults who feared they might have drowned. But all’s well that ended well this morning in the Ebenezer Community. Shane Gibbs of Oconee Emergency Services says the three, 13-year olds were […]

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Movie scenes anticipated at High Falls

Filming for “Elbow Grease” moves to Oconee’s High Falls Park next week, giving rise to the belief that it’ll be there, at Lake Keowee, where Hollywood’s Burt Reynolds will join the shooting. The stars seem to be aligning for just that, as we learned today in an interview with Phil Shirley, director of Oconee Parks, Recreation and Tourism. “We have […]

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In one month, gas price drops 16 cents

The average price for gas at the pump in South Carolina has reached its lowest point in 2013. And the motor club AAA has determined the price has fallen 16 cents in one month. The South Carolina average was $3.09, although some Oconee County convenience stores have priced regular below $3 dollars. Angela Vogel Daley says not lost on AAA […]

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Church fire probe could wrap up late next week

A week from today, the investigation of the Walhalla Presbyterian Church fire could wrap up—not only with a determination of the origin of the September 13 fire, but also its cause. Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department says October 18 is the day insurance investigators from Charleston plan to return to Walhalla for what may be several hours […]

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Suspected fire forces train to stop

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 attended to what was wrong. […]

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Employers wish to meet job seekers!

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 Home Instead Senior Care. According […]

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Seneca canine takes top honors in competition

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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