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Penny sales tax priority goes to Seneca library

May 7, 2014

In ranking one-cent sales tax priorities, the Oconee County Council has given top priority to building a replacement library at Seneca. The council last night assigned a number two priority to a water line in the Salem area that District Two’s Wayne McCall believes will create the potential for jobs. Approving or rejecting paying an…

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Public appeal made in home burglary case

May 6, 2014
Public appeal made in home burglary case

A day-time Oconee County home burglary that has remained unsolved for three months has led the Sheriff’s Office to make an appeal for information to solve the case. The burglary at 580 Lawrence Bridge Road occurred March 10. It netted thieves a T-V and several household items, including some weaponry. A cash reward from Crime…

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10-year old hurt in car-bicycle accident

May 6, 2014

A 10-year old boy was hurt this morning in an accident involving a car and his bicycle in the Bayshore home development in Oconee County. He was taken to the hospital. State troopers reported the accident around 8 o’clock this morning on Bayshore Drive. According to a spokesman for the state patrol, the accident occurred…

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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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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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