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One hearing, one vote

February 25, 2014

Seneca has approved a certificate of appropriateness for re-modeling work at a doctor’s office inside the city’s historic district. After a hearing last night at City Hall, the Board of Architectural Review approved the certificate for Dr. Daniel Smith’s medical office at 106 Ramcat Alley. City planner Tamy Sanford says the certificate will allow for…

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Special West Union meeting

February 25, 2014

A meeting tonight at West Union Town Hall is aimed at determining the small town’s true geographical borders. According to Mayor Linda Oliver, when her town was founded in the mid-19th century, the boundaries were drawn in a circle. But Oliver is confident that, as the result of the annexation of properties over the years,…

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Out of control fire near Salem!

February 25, 2014

Near Salem last night, a brush fire spread to a building. And that fire kept fire fighters busy for one hour. The fire was reported shortly before 8 o’clock on Crestview Drive near Quarterhorse Lane.

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Candidates bat the issues!

February 25, 2014

Challengers for seats on Seneca City Council are suggesting better ways to run city government and believe new blood is needed. Their incumbent opponents, while conceding things can be improved, are defending their record in office which they believe will demonstrate that the city spending is paying off with new jobs and will result in…

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Outpouring of concern at OMC!

February 25, 2014

Oconee County residents sat one and two rows deep last night in the meeting room of the board of directors at Oconee Medical Center. One month after a surprise announcement that the hospital at Seneca is entertaining the idea of affiliating with a larger health care organization, several Oconeeans took advantage of a chance to…

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Jury picked for criminal court trial

February 24, 2014

A jury has been selected to begin hearing testimony in the case of South Carolina versus Oconee County resident Kevin Todd Adams. The start of testimony is planned tomorrow morning in General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Adams, 40 years old, was arrested in May 2011 as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation of the…

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Chase starts in Walhalla and ends on SC 11

February 24, 2014

A police chase that started in Walhalla ended miles out of town. But it ended with the police and county officers finally getting their man. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla police says a city officer spotted an SUV run off College Street late Friday afternoon. Blue lights and sirens were turned on, but Rogers…

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Major Walhalla project slated for spring

February 24, 2014

The replacement of the roof at a fire-damaged Walhalla church will make for a major project this spring in the county seat. The congregation at Walhalla Presbyterian Church has decided it wants to re-build at its long-time location—E. Main and S. Johns Street. An architect and a builder have been hired, and church spokesman Thomas…

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Murder charge dismissed

February 24, 2014

At the pre-trial level, the charge of murder has been dismissed against one of two Oconee defendants. Magistrate Will Derrick has confirmed that, in a preliminary hearing Friday, he threw out the case of murder against Patrick Grant Covone—one of two men charged with the murder of Richard Alan Marszalek in late December. Magistrates hold…

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$2.3M worth of OC resurfacing projects

February 24, 2014

A Greenville road paver is in line for a pair of Oconee County re-surfacing contracts. And once the award of those contracts is official, a DOT engineer says, they will be worth of a total of $2.3 million to Ashmore Brothers. Josh Makison, DOT resident construction engineer, says the projects are re-surfacing of a little…

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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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