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Seven charges against Seneca motorist

February 24, 2014

A broken tail light led to an early morning traffic stop in Seneca. And the police wound up charging the driver with seven offenses alleging violation of drug and traffic laws. The police say they stopped the vehicle shortly before 3 a-m Saturday on the 600 block of South Oak Street and placed the driver,…

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Wildfire on SC 183!

February 24, 2014

A fire yesterday afternoon consumed one to two acres of brush and grass along SC 183/the Pickens Highway. Walhalla Fire Department answered the call.  

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Oconee students learn healthy eating habits

February 24, 2014

Elementary school students in Oconee County are learning about the importance of healthy eating. At the same time, they are honing culinary skills, with the help of the school district’s food service supplier, Sodexo. The Oconee district is one of more than 150 districts across the country holding Future Chef events this winter. The local…

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Court time in Oconee this week

February 24, 2014

A circuit court judge from Berkeley County, Rupert Markley Dennis Jr., presides over a term this week of Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The office of the 10th Circuit Solicitor has prepared a docket of eight cases for trials week. Defendants are charged with grand larceny, shoplifting, and drug offenses.

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Hearing tonight at City Hall

February 24, 2014

A public hearing takes place at 6 tonight at the Seneca City Hall. Before the Board of Architectural Review, Daniel Smith Jr. seeks a certificate of appropriateness at 106 Ramcat Alley.

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All candidates accept forum invitation

February 24, 2014

All eight candidates entered in the 2014 Seneca election have accepted invitations for tonight’s political forum in Seneca. The event, sponsored by the League of the Women Voters of the Clemson Area, takes place 6:30 to 8 o’clock tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. All Seneca voters are urged to attend to meet the candidates…

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State association recognizes Oconee

February 24, 2014
State association recognizes Oconee

 Oconee County and its sheriff’s office have been recognized for a program in which every certified officer received a tourniquet kit. The recognition came thru the South Carolina Association of Counties Workers Comp Trust, and a formal recognition will be made during the March 18 meeting of the Oconee County Council. An application for the…

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Economic Alliance expands membership

February 21, 2014

At an inaugural meeting today, the board that governs the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that more is better. Its chairman, Glenn Buddin, says the board decided to expand membership from 19 to 27. The additional members will include ex-officio seats for community representative and paying private sector representatives. Having a board so large creates the…

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New economy forces developers to be patient

February 21, 2014

An ambitious project envisioned for Oconee’s southern tip remains in the waiting stage for the necessary investment money. One of the developers said today said the reality of today’s economy forces them to stay patient. But El Henry told a large gathering at Seneca there have been some recent promising development. Expressions of interest, as…

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Why Spartanburg and not Oconee?

February 21, 2014

A representative of the South Carolina Department of Commerce, speaking in Oconee County, would not directly answer a question today as to whether a Japanese company had ever considered Oconee as a location for its next global manufacturing plant. Nor would Allison Skipper say if Oconee County had even been under consideration. However, Richard Blackwell…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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