“Take Back America” events

The group Take Back America announces two public events next month, both to take place at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. From 6 to 8 o’clock Thursday night, October 4 there will be a rally featuring Congressman Jeff Duncan, among the speakers. The following week, according to the group’s Polly Nicolai, a question-answer forum will take place 6 to 8 Tuesday, […]

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Global leadership conversation at Clemson

The Strom Thurmond Institute will host a conversation tomorrow on America’s Global Leadership. The U-S has a long history of helping people overseas struggling to make a better life, and Clemson University lays claim to having developed technologies and approaches that support U-S development efforts from Afghanistan to Kenya. Tomorrow’s conversation, from 11:30 a-m to 12:15 p-m, in the Self […]

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Meetings tonight

Sewer right of way for the new Walhalla High is a matter for Oconee school trustees to deliberate during an executive session, planned at the end of tonight’s regular September meeting. At their meeting tonight, Seneca planning commissioners elect officers and conduct other items of business.

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Court week this week

A week-long term of Oconee General Sessions Court begins this morning at the courthouse in Walhalla. The prosecutor’s office has listed a case alleging criminal sexual conduct with a minor for the trial docket. Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox presides.

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Invading kudzu bugs spread

The good news is, we can kill them. The bad news, it’ll cost us. And the damage they do in the meantime will cost even more. Kudzu bugs, first discovered northeast of Atlanta three years ago, have swept through Georgia and the Carolinas. The invading Asian insects leave destruction in their wake, especially to soybeans, a staple crop for farmers. […]

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Former Clemson employee arrested

A former Associate Director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Clemson  University has been arrested.  SLED agents served a warrant Friday morning on 29 year-old Eli A. Ker of Easley.  Ker is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent of $10,000 or more.  He was booked at the Clemson Police Department.  Police allege that between August of 2011 and […]

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Remembering Marge Putnam

Clemson University employees are planning a series of events to honor a fellow employee who was the victim of what authorities determined was a case of murder-suicide this summer in Oconee County. The murder victim was Marjorie Putnam. The Pennell Center for Real Estate Development is planning an October 4 reception to celebrate Putnam’s life. Along with the Women’s Studies […]

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Getting it off his chest

Once the town hall questions finished, each member of the panel was invited to make closing comments. And Reg Dexter, the District Five county councilman, announced that he and others had received a Freedom of Information request, which he takes issue with. At the close of last night’s meeting, Dexter announced his response to the FOIA request from The Journal, […]

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