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Health insurer goes out

November 28, 2014

On Thanksgiving Eve came official news of the collapse of a health insurance cooperative based in Seneca. State regulators ordered the closing of the South Carolina Health Cooperative after an analysis that the co-op could not continue without an infusion of $5 million dollars or more of additional capital. In a letter the director of…

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Why Keowee remains full and other lakes drop

November 28, 2014

South Carolina’s Seneca River and Georgia’s Tugaloo River meet underneath the water of Lake Hartwell to form the Savannah. Both rivers sport privately-owned reservoirs used to produce electricity for the region. The reservoirs also provide water for lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond—and therefore the rest of the basin. Stakeholders in the basin occasionally ask the…

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Accused murderer sat in jail one year before bond set

November 28, 2014

A man accused of committing murder near Seneca a year ago sat in jail nearly a year before getting the opportunity to make bail. But that changed a couple of weeks ago when a judge reconsidered earlier rulings that denied bail. On November 12, Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay set bonds totaling $200 thousand dollars…

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Senator to take the oath of office

November 28, 2014

South Carolina’s newest U-S senator will take the oath of office next week in Washington. The ceremony for Tim Scott takes place at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning on the Senate floor in the U-S Capitol.

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Anonymous tip leads to Westminster man’s arrest

November 28, 2014

An anonymous tip led Oconee sheriff’s officers to arrest a Westminster man in the investigation of a stolen Jeep Comanche. Officers arrested Joshua Wayne Griffin Tuesday at an address on Mize Avenue. The Jeep Comanche has been returned to its owner. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the 33-year old Griffin faces charges of larceny, malicious…

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Wanted Fair Play man arrested in Georgia

November 28, 2014

A Fair Play man wanted on nine charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in Oconee County was arrested Wednesday night in Georgia. The accused, Donnie Lane King, is 65 years old and, according to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, some of the alleged offenses took place between 2006 and February of this year and…

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Coffee makers shoplifted from Wal-Mart

November 26, 2014

At the Seneca Wal-Mart, a shoplifter ditched his cart in the parking lot and ran to a car to make his get-away. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public to come forward with information that’ll solve the theft around 10:30 Monday morning of two coffee makers, valued at nearly $200 dollars. An employee chased the…

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Tax rate deal between Oconee and real estate marketer

November 26, 2014

A deal to assist in the development of a former textile plant property awaits action next week by the Oconee County Council. At its Tuesday meeting, the council will be asked to take first and final reading of resolutions to allow an inducement and tax millage rate agreement between Oconee County and Casto Southeast Realty…

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Twenty-seven jobs promised at Pendleton

November 26, 2014

A California-based agriculture company will make an investment in Pendleton and create 27 new jobs. The Governor’s Office today announced Fox Farm Soil and Fertilizer. The family business specializes in garden products, potting soils, along with natural and organic dry and liquid fertilizers. A 60 thousand square foot facility is to be built at 1001…

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Filling area’s seat on the South Carolina DOT

November 26, 2014

Seneca’s Eddie Adams resigned 11  months ago from the policy-making arm of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. As explained by a DOT spokesman, the process to choose Adams’ successor is an involved process, with the end still months away. In the meantime, Oconee County residents and those South Carolinians from other Third District counties…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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