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Bracing for the event!

February 10, 2014

Oconee and the Upstate, along with north and northeast Georgia, are bracing for a significant weather event. A winter storm watch has been issued beginning at 6 tomorrow morning through 7 Thursday morning. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quotes meteorologist Harry Geripetritus of the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg as saying this is going to be…

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OC hosts fire fighters leadership meeting

February 10, 2014
OC hosts fire fighters leadership meeting

Oconee played host over the weekend to a leadership institute sponsored by the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Charle King, Oconee fire chief, says it was a special opportunity to help develop future leaders in the fire and emergency service fields. Participants, instructors and supporting staff spent the weekend at Oconee State Park and visited several…

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I-85 accident

February 10, 2014
I-85 accident

A car headed southbound on I-85 went out of control and struck a safety rail. No one injured in yesterday morning’s accident that occurred 50 feet before the bridge to Georgia. Fair Play Volunteer Fire Department responded.

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Young Pickens man charged with Oconee homicide

February 10, 2014
Young Pickens man charged with Oconee homicide

Oconee Sheriff’s Office has placed additional charges against a 17-year old man charged Saturday with involuntary manslaughter. Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central was charged with involuntary manslaughter in a homicide early Saturday near the Oconee-Pickens line. A 21-year old North Carolina man, Rashean Parker II, was found on the ground with what appeared to be…

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Weekend Oconee homicide

February 8, 2014

The Oconee coroner has classified the death early today of 21-year old man as a homicide. And, he says, the Sheriff’s Office is investigating. Coroner Karl Addis identified the victim as Rashean Parker II, of Gastonia, North Carolina and former Pendleton resident. According to Addis, Parker died of a gun shot to the chest and…

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First day OCC qualifier

February 7, 2014

Seneca attorney Paul Cain was an opening day qualifier today. He’s the first candidate for a special election to fill the vacant Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Cain signed up as a Republican. The filing period runs two weeks.

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Plans for new Seneca museum made official

February 7, 2014

An explanation of a project to restore slave dwellings across the country and the revelation of plans for Seneca’s first African-American history museum highlighted the 2014 city luncheon marking February as Black History Month. A large gathering in the Gignilliat Community Center got to see sketches of the vision for the Bertha Lee Strickland Museum,…

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Restaurant sales in the millions!

February 7, 2014

They’ve run some numbers at Seneca City Hall that show the voracious appetites of the city’s diners translate into big restaurant sales and tax revenues for city government. Joel Seavey, the city’s financial director, recently ran some figures for the benefit of Riley Johnson, the city’s events coordinator. Seavey examined figures derived through the city’s…

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Oconee Democrats prepare to reorganize

February 7, 2014

Fewer than nine months remain before the 2014 general election. And today the Oconee Democratic Party is inviting county Democrats and like-minded Independents to attend their party’s biennial local precinct meetings. They’ll take place 9 a-m to noon Saturday, February 15 at Walhalla Depot—College and Mauldin streets. In a statement, Chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire said, “We…

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Lease renewal time for Courthouse Inn project

February 7, 2014

A one-year arrangement is expiring between Oconee County and businessmen wanting to develop the county’s former courthouse building into a hotel. No work has taken place at the site while John Powell and Jim Carswell attempt to line up investment money for what they hope will be a 55-room boutique hotel, at the corner of…

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