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Sinkhole found in northeast Georgia

May 6, 2014

A sinkhole 20-feet deep opened up this morning on a rural road in Hart County, Georgia. The Georgia DOT has announced emergency repairs are underway on SR 51—six miles north of Hartwell. For now State Route 51 is closed. A detour route will be announced.

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The cost to “mothball” or “button up”

May 6, 2014

The Seneca Board of Architectural Review last night turned its attention to what’s left of a former home on South Oak Street. The board instructed the city staff to find out the estimated cost to secure the house from the elements. The address is 305 S. Oak Street.    

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Tweaking the lake overlay

May 6, 2014

The more diverse public comment heard by the Oconee planning commissioners the better decisions the commission, as a whole, can make when it comes to future home development on Lake Keowee. That’s the view today of Josh Stephens, the Oconee County zoning administrator following last night’s commission meeting. The commissioners reached no decision about what…

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Fire burns abandoned trailer home

May 6, 2014

Fire early last night burned an abandoned mobile home near Seneca. Chief Fabian Skelton of the Friendship Fire Department said a burning cigarette or a grass fire may have caused the trailer home fire. The location was Friendship Road and April Drive.

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Historic property to be acquired

May 6, 2014

An Oconee historian announced last night an agreement by a family of landowners to sell more than 50 acres adjoining Oconee Station State Park north of Walhalla. Luther Lyle says the agreement, involving members of the Todd family, came together this year and it’s left now for appraisals to lead to negotiations on a price…

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Charges placed against driver

May 6, 2014

The Salem police have filed charges against one of the two drivers involved in last Friday night’s Main Street accident near the Alexander Road. Chief Dave Poulson said the charges against Salem resident William Cleveland Lother are driving under the influence, refusal to take blood or breath test, driving under suspension, and driving left of…

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Home fire near Seneca

May 6, 2014

Fire caused heavy damage to a home last night near Seneca. No one reported injured. The location was off the Friendship Road.

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“Make a splash this summer”

May 6, 2014

The Walhalla Swimming Pool, under the operation of the Foothills YMCA, is primed for a Memorial Day week opening, and the “Y’s” Darryl Broome is promising a full summer of swimming, recreation, exercise, and swim lessons. A former banker and former congressional aide, Broome has made a career switch to YMCA administration. And last night…

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Suicide behind Westminster police station

May 6, 2014

A 73-year old Westminster man died yesterday afternoon in the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center—one hour after what authorities called a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head. The incident occurred shortly after 2 o’clock behind the city police station/Oconee Magistrate’s Office at 106 Windsor Street. Coroner Karl Addis says a handwritten note had…

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Voter registration deadline approaches

May 5, 2014

Are your papers in order for this year’s primary elections? To help ensure voters are prepared, the State Election Commission reminds everyone that to vote on June 10 you must be registered by May 10—this Saturday. If you have moved, make sure you are ready to vote by updating your registration. If you have moved…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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