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Tower and road requests

May 13, 2014

Tower and road development applications are headed this month to the Oconee County Board of Zoning Appeals. The tower application is not your normal communication tower, for which an exception must be made under the county’s zoning enabling law. It would be a 65-foot tower on Dogwood Hill Road near West Union. The applicant is…

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At least two more Corbeil-Cammick matchups

May 13, 2014

In advance of next month’s GOP primary, there are to be at least two more joint appearances by the candidates seeking to be their party’s nominee for Seat One, Oconee County Council. Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick are invited to appear at a Town of Salem forum to take place at 6:30 Thursday night at…

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Project “Tau” to be unmaked next week

May 13, 2014

At a final reading next week by Oconee County Council, details are expected on a new economic development project that promises as many as 77 new jobs in Oconee County. So far, the project has been referred as the code name “Tau”—even though work on an existing building has been visible near Seneca. According to…

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More trouble for Oconee mom

May 13, 2014

An Oconee mother arrested in Idaho and charged with custodial interference has been re-arrested and this time charged with removing her ankle monitor. Laverne Marie Bennett was jailed at the start of Mother’s Day weekend after deputies, reacting to a tamper alarm, went to an address near Westminster and found Bennett after a son had…

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County Council candidates speak in Seneca

May 13, 2014

Practically all seats were taken in a Gignilliat Community Center meeting room last night for a candidates’ forum arranged by the Oconee Republican Party. The participants were the three men and one woman bidding for seats this year on County Council—along with Probate Judge Kenny Johns who seeks a second term with no ballot opposition.…

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Democratic hopeful for Superintendent of Education

May 13, 2014

Oconee County Democrats invite the public to meet and hear a candidate for State Superintendent of Education. Dr. Tom Thompson, Dean of Graduate Studies at South Carolina State University, speaks at 9 o’clock Saturday morning at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center.

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Blue Ridge holds annual meeting

May 13, 2014

A crowd estimated at five thousand took in last night’s annual membership meeting in Pickens of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. Blue Ridge reported that the crowd for the 74th yearly gathering numbered 2,734 members. Westminster resident Dick Martin left the occasion the winner of the evening’s grand prize—a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck. During…

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Potential prospect pays a visit!

May 13, 2014

A potential prospect for Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park paid a one-hour visit yesterday. County Administrator Scott Moulder said the prospect had a look at the county’s industrial park property on highway 59, but no commitments were made.  

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Tractor-trailer leaks hazardous chemical

May 12, 2014

Anderson County HAZMAT responders and other emergency responders were mitigating what was described as a small leak of hydrogen chloride this morning from a tractor-trailer truck. The mishap scene is I-85 northbound at the nine-mile marker. Capt. Matthew Littleton of the Anderson Sheriff’s Office says it became necessary to order an evacuation within a 300-foot…

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Political forum tonight in Seneca

May 12, 2014

A political forum tonight in Seneca will draw candidates for Oconee Probate Judge and two seats on the Oconee County Council (Districts 1 and 3.) The forum is sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party and will take place at 6 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Everyone is invited.

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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