Salem to hold special election

Beginning today Salem residents can step up to answer the call of their town. A special election to fill a town council vacancy is planned Tuesday, November 13 and the noon hour today starts a two-week qualifying period for candidates. Whoever wins the special election fills the term created by the resignation of Tony Moore, who moved outside the town […]

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October’s share of OC Sheriff candidate events

The campaign for Oconee Sheriff is intensifying after this summer’s lull and the cancellation of the Republican primary election. The three remaining candidates are being asked to take part in forums during the month of October, including one to take place seven days before the November 6 election day. Mountain Rest Community Club today announced plans for a one-hour forum […]

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“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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