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Longtime county worker retires

March 11, 2014

For a long-time Oconee County employee, retirement is something she can recommend and something she’s already begun to enjoy. Kay Olbon was gardening this morning—only a few days after leaving the county’s employ as its director of human resources. On Friday, she wrapped up a career of 22 years, 9 months. Olbon started work with…

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Documenting structures in a floodplain

March 11, 2014

Oconee County employees have begun to document floodplain structures. The county’s Community Development Department will look specifically for structures in or near the floodplain documented by FEMA—the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to David Stokes, department director, his department’s employees will be driving vehicles properly marked as county vehicles and will carry official identification. “We…

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Prescribed burn at Mountain Rest

March 11, 2014

A U-S Forest Service prescribed burn is planned this morning near Cassidy Bridge Road at Mountain Rest. And plans call for that prescribed burn to begin around 10 o’clock. While the burn is underway, the road to Hell’s Hole Campground will be closed.

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Marker to denote 1943 plane crash

March 11, 2014
Marker to denote 1943 plane crash

 A remote part of Oconee County, the vicinity of a military airplane crash during the Second World War, will become a memorial site—thanks to an effort inspired by county residents. A B-25 Army Air Corps plane crashed into a mountain top at night on March 10, 1943—21 miles north of Walhalla and just one mile…

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Fire department outgrows its building

March 11, 2014

An Oconee County volunteer fire department has announced plans to expand and renovate its 31-year old station building. Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department paid an architect to draw plans and has received an estimate that it’ll cost $325 thousand to add sleeping quarters, a training room, and study rooms for university students who serve as fire fighters.…

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Four city councils meet tonight

March 11, 2014

The governing bodies in four of Oconee’s municipalities are in action tonight. And, for at least three of them, executive session matters highlight their agendas. Westminster City Council plans a private meeting for a personnel matter, not specified in the pre-meeting agenda. Walhalla City Council plans to go behind closed doors at seven o’clock for…

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Mayor’s portrait unveiled

March 11, 2014

A portrait of the late Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy has been unveiled, as the first of a series of oil portraits to be commissioned of each of that city’s former mayors. Abernathy’s was unveiled Friday at the Clemson Area Transit facility. Public transit was a dream of Abernathy’s, and the background of portrait depicts a…

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Seneca votes today!

March 11, 2014

Seneca voters have a date at the polls today. The field of city council candidates this year is evenly divided between incumbents and challengers. The eight candidates seek four seats on the city council. Voting takes place at the Shaver Recreation Center from 7 a-m to 7 p-m.

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Five heating and air units stolen

March 11, 2014

Five heating and air units were stolen from New Haven Medical Services on Nelson Lane near Seneca, and the public’s help is being requested to solve this crime. The crime scene is the former location of Gold’s Gym. The value of the heating and air conditioning units taken is reported around $30 thousand. Anyone with…

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Makeup date for the candidates

March 7, 2014

A make-up date and new location have been arranged for a couple of Oconee political candidates. The next Limited Government for Oconee meeting will be 5:30 p-m Wednesday, March 12 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. A spokeswoman for the organization said, “Both candidates, Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet who are running for County Council District…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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