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Disputed $610K payment “encumbered”

May 14, 2014

Chairman Joel Thrift of the Oconee County Council expressed hope last night that the county and the Joint Regional Sewer Authority can reach an amicable solution to a dispute that threatens sewer expansion in the unincorporated areas of the county. A withheld annual payment of $610 thousand by the county to the sewer authority was…

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Second budget version voted

May 14, 2014

Oconee County councilmen, meeting as the budget committee, have accepted a substitute budget as presented by Scott Moulder, the county administrator. The council accepted an amendment from District One’s Paul Corbeil that restores $60 thousand for animal spay and neuter and adds $50 thousand for the Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau. The new budget version…

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Tractor-trailer fire near I-85

May 14, 2014

The driver of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with mini-blinds noticed smoke coming from the trailer and pulled to the side of I-85 late yesterday afternoon in Oconee County. The driver disconnected the trailer at exit 4. Fire fighters from Fair Play and Double Springs arrived to find the trailer in flames and were able to…

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Seneca police find stolen truck, arrest driver

May 13, 2014

A pickup truck, the target of a Seneca traffic stop on Sunday, turned out to have been stolen. Its driver, Jerry Dale McCall of Anderson County, was charged by the police with possession of stolen vehicle. The police say they were aware of an alert from Oconee Sheriff’s Office, about the 1999 black Ford Ranger…

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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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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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