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No damage or life safety concerns

February 17, 2014

South Carolina DOT reports all bridge inspections conducted in the earthquake area are complete and no damage or life safety concerns were discovered. DOT bridge personnel began their inspections at daybreak Saturday—the morning  following the 4.1 shake which many residents of our area felt and heard.      

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Seismic event UPDATE

February 15, 2014

As result of the seismic event late last night, bridge inspectors and other engineering personnel are checking U-S 123 at Lake Hartwell, U-S 76 at the Chattooga River, and U-S 29 at the Savannah River below the Lake Hartwell Dam. Last night’s seismic event at 10:23 p-m occurred with the epicenter seven miles west/northwest of…

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Thief took envelope containing $500

February 14, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office released a description today of a person of interest in a case of theft last month at a convenience store. A store customer accidentally dropped a bank envelope containing $500 dollars  inside the store. The crime occurred January 5 in the Countryside Exxon in the Tokeena-Crossroads Community. Later, once the woman realized…

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Little rest for Blue Ridge workers

February 14, 2014

Electric power service has been restored across the service area of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, but there have been only a few hours of rest before its crews and contractors took up the assault against the wintry weather in other parts of South Carolina. Nearly 80 Blue Ridge workers have been sent to help…

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Seneca takes a preliminary step

February 14, 2014

Seneca City Hall is back doing business today, and the clerk-treasurer, Joel Seavey, says it’s good to be back on the job—after being relegated to his home by this week’s weather. Before non-essential city services came to a halt, the mayor and council braved the elements on Tuesday night at the start of the first…

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A good time to remember the business community

February 14, 2014

Oconee’s business community hopes the holiday weekend will be what it needs to help shake-off the losses from this week’s weather days. And the leader of the county chamber of commerce says the calendar should help. Today is Valentine’s Day—a good day to remember the love of your life with a purchase from one of…

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Snow make-up days to be discussed

February 14, 2014

At their meeting Monday night, Oconee school trustees will consider their options for school make-up days. The school district this week lost three full days to the ice and snow storm, but plans to re-open schools Monday morning.    

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Second “John Doe” lawsuit filed

February 14, 2014

An attorney filed a personal injury lawsuit this week on behalf of a former Oconee County student alleging that a former teacher-coach sexually abused the boy when he was a student in the late 1990s. It’s the second time that attorneys have filed civil complaints against Richard Trey Gardner III, who went to prison last…

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Area growers to address state meeting

February 14, 2014

Organic and sustainable growers and supporters from Oconee and Pickens counties will address the State Growing Conference. The meeting takes place Saturday, March 1 at Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Institute of the Carolinas. The speakers include Billy Carson of Billy’s Goat Hill, Westminster. Leland Gibson of Gibson Farms, Westminster will be part of a panel…

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Tracing Walhalla history

February 14, 2014

Bill Segars lives in the Pee Dee region of Hartsville, but he takes great interest in the history of the Episcopal Church in South Carolina—especially in the Upstate. “So tell everyone,” he said, “especially the City of Walhalla, what a jewel they have in the St. John’s Church building. In my opinion, Old St. John’s…

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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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