Fire near West Union

A Sunday afternoon fire near West Union destroyed an empty barn. Assistant Chief Jess Neville of the West Union Volunteer Fire Department said the fire occurred near Cook Lane in the Poplar Springs Community. Neville said the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Mike Lucas blogs

Public school classrooms open for a new year in Oconee County, one week from tomorrow. So, what’s Superintendent Mike Lucas blogging about this morning? It’s an announcement that all teachers and instruction staff return to work tomorrow, to get ready for August 21. But, as Lucas says, many teachers have been working for weeks in their classrooms and at home […]

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SCLWV says no

The League of Women Voters of South Carolina takes the position that the preference of the state legislature for a voter photo ID bill would be a requirement too costly. And Eleanor Hare, representing the Clemson chapter, says what South Carolina already requires to establish the identity of someone casting a vote is adequate. The challenge to South Carolina’s proposed […]

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Seneca meeting

At its regular August meeting tomorrow, Seneca City Council is scheduled to consider first reading of an ordinance to organize the Seneca Facilities Corporation and approve the sale of property to the corporation. The council is also scheduled to act on a new contract for bus service and give final reading to ordinances zoning and annexing the S.C. Employment Security […]

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Candidate deadline

Today at noon is the deadline for residents of Districts Two, Four and Five in Oconee to qualify for the non-partisan contest for seats this year on the county school board. At last report, only the incumbents had filed. Voters decide in November.

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Chamber Holds Banquet

If you happened to have missed last night’s membership dinner and awards night, sponsored by the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, here’s what you missed: chicken cordon bleu, asparagus, roasted potato, salad, and dessert. But the meal served to about 100 people gathered at the Gignilliat Center wasn’t the only reason to attend, according to Sandra Jones, chamber executive director. There […]

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Graham Won’t Be Rolling the Dice

Republican Lindsey Graham makes a foray Monday into Democrat Harry Reid’s territory. Senator Graham will be in North Las Vegas, Nevada for a town hall-style meeting to highlight what he regards as devastating impacts of defense budget cuts. Graham will be joined by fellow Republican senators: McCain of Arizona and Ayotte of New Hampshire. According to the South Carolinian’s Washington […]

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