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Tech cuts $785 dollars from OC budget request

April 21, 2014

Tri-County Technical College delivered a new budget request of Oconee County today that seeks $785 dollars less than that which the county is funding this year. Dr. Ronnie Booth, college president, predicted the Oconee County councilmen would like what they saw—even before the councilmen received a handout that breaks down Tech’s requests of its three…

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Driver alleged to have evaded Westminster police

April 21, 2014

A Westminster motorist was lodged in jail Saturday afternoon after the police say the driver took evasive action and violated traffic laws. The pursuit of the man arrested, Justin Mario Wilson, started at Main and South Spring streets, proceeded to Dickson Street and then ended at an apartment unit on South Spring. According to the…

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New system to reserve campsites

April 21, 2014

A new system that’ll debut this spring will allow anyone, no matter where they are, to reserve space at Oconee’s three county parks. Starting this Thursday, reservations will be available to Oconee residents through the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism or by calling the Reserve America call center. Online reservations for everyone begin May 8…

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Court term this week

April 21, 2014

A one-week term of the Oconee General Sessions Court opens this morning at Walhalla, with Judge Robin Stillwell of Greenville presiding. Six defendants are listed on the trial docket. They face charges that include resisting arrest, burglary, criminal domestic violence, and drug offenses.

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Tea Party meeting this week

April 21, 2014

The public is invited for a meeting this week of the Seneca Tea Party. It’ll take place 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday night at the Seneca Gignilliat Center. On the program will be an update on illegal immigration and political hopefuls Edda Cammick of Oconee County Council One and Jonathan Hill of South Carolina House District…

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Governor hopeful to raise money in OC

April 21, 2014

A hopeful for South Carolina governor will be in Oconee County next week to raise money for his campaign. Vincent Sheheen will appear at a fundraiser on his behalf at the Tiki Hut restaurant near Seneca Wednesday, April 30.

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Urging a vote May 20

April 21, 2014

Regardless of party affiliation, the leader of Oconee Democrats, Rosellen Aleguire, says all eligible Seneca voters should remember to cast a ballot during a special election next month. On Tuesday, May 20 voters in Oconee County Council District Three are being asked to go to the polls and select a candidate to complete an unexpired…

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Fire damages new Seneca beauty parlor

April 21, 2014

Fire broke out during the rain Saturday evening in a new beauty salon on Seneca’s Frontage Road near Miracle Circle. Seneca Fire Department spokesman Chris Cartee said the fire was confined to two rooms in the Beautiful You Hair Care and its cause was being investigated on Saturday. No one was injured. At the time…

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Dexter: Oconee County shortchanged by state

April 19, 2014

Whether you are an Oconee Republican, a Democrat, or an Independent, Reg Dexter says you should be concerned that South Carolina fails to fully fund the Local Government Fund. Dexter, the District Five Oconee County councilman, conceded Saturday that most people probably don’t know about the Local Government Fund or understand its importance. The County…

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Plant evacuated after suspected ammonia leak

April 17, 2014

Responders say an Oconee manufacturing plant temporarily evacuated its workers today after a suspected ammonia leak. The scene was the Greenfield Industries manufacturing plant on U-S 123 between Seneca and Clemson. Chief Mike Zambito of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department said some workers who complained of irritated eyes were examined by medics. Responders were alerted around…

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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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