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Limbaugh and Alewine get votes for County Council

May 23, 2014

Not everyone who cast a ballot this week thought that Paul Cain or Ernest Riley was the best person for the job of Oconee County Councilman from District Three. A handful of others cast write-in votes that ranged from “none above” to national radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. Former Seneca councilwoman Andrea Alewine received…

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“All-Green” all good for Oconee Nuclear in 2013

May 23, 2014

Last evening’s open house at the Oconee World of Energy was anything but a formal sit down between Duke Energy officials and representatives of the government’s nuclear watchdog NRC. The open house was carried out in an informal manner to transmit to the public and others interested how well Oconee Nuclear operated from a safety…

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Fire trucks roll in Seneca

May 22, 2014

Smoke could be seen this afternoon coming from a house on the 900 block of Seneca’s E.S. 1st Street. Fire trucks have been sent.

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Federal bank leader speaks in Seneca

May 22, 2014

When local and area banks need liquidity to make home loans, they have the option to turn to a Federal Home Loan Bank. For institutions like the Oconee Federal Savings and Loan and the Stephens Federal Savings and Loan, they can turn to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. The Atlanta bank is the…

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Tamassee woman fatal victim of accident last week

May 22, 2014

A 47-year old Tamassee woman who died yesterday at a Greenville hospital had been involved in an accident one week earlier near Walhalla. Coroner Karl Addis this afternoon announced the death of Ondra Lynn Fisher of north highway 11. Addis says Fisher died of complications of injuries from an accident around 9:15 Wednesday morning, May…

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Large truck leaks fuel on South Carolina 28

May 22, 2014

An official of Oconee Emergency Services predicts part of busy South Carolina 28–between Bountyland and nearly all the way to Miracle Circle–will remain shut to traffic for a couple of more hours. The reason? A tractor-trailer truck has leaked an estimated 60 to 75 gallons of diesel fuel. Emergency crews are pouring sand on the…

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Highway project delays sewer line

May 22, 2014

A highway project at Tokeena-Crossroads has delayed Oconee County contractors from laying the last pieces of sewer pipe connecting the Golden Corner Commerce Park with the county’s treatment plant at Seneca. A contractor for the state is rebuilding the highway 24-59 intersection and that, according to Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder, leaves the county’s sewer…

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Detour—day two

May 22, 2014

Parts of a major thoroughfare thru Seneca are closed again today. Bob Faires, utilities director, says repairs to N. Walnut Street where a water line broke Tuesday night are still in progress. The affected area is N. Walnut in the vicinity of 2nd and 4th streets. The water line has been restored and there has…

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Tuesday’s results stand

May 22, 2014

Apparently it’s now official. Paul Cain is the Oconee County councilman-elect from District Three. Joy Brooks, elections director, said this morning that, with no provisional ballots to canvass, Tuesday’s unofficial results stand. Cain’s winning total was 309 votes. Ernest Riley received 269. Ten other voters Tuesday wrote in the names of others.  Beth Hulse, clerk…

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Job fair reserved for veterans

May 22, 2014

Veterans and their spouses receive special attention at a job fair tomorrow morning in Anderson. The Upstate Veterans Job Fair from 9 a-m to 12:30 p-m tomorrow at 3111 Martin Luther King Boulevard is reserved for veterans, spouses, National Guard and Reserve members. Plenty of top quality employers plan to be present. All attendees must…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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