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Aftermath of the deep freeze

February 5, 2014

Freezing temperatures and a water pipe burst last month left the offices of Oconee’s South Cove Park un-inhabitable, and last night the County Council came to the rescue. At the recommendation of its administrator, the council authorized the demolition of the office and building and their replacement. The estimate to replace is in the vicinity…

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Grant request deadline is Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2014

Groups that want to share in the latest cycle of Oconee County accommodations tax money are running up on a deadline. Their requests must be submitted at the county’s High Falls Park by 2 p-m Friday, February 14. All applications are to be reviewed by the Parks, Recreation and Tourism commissioners during a February 20…

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MoreSun locates to Oconee Incubator

February 4, 2014

Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Center, along with the Oconee Economic Alliance, announced today that MoreSuns Designs will locate within the Oconee Business Development Center in downtown Walhalla. Chanda Morrison, owner of MoreSun Designs, works freelance to produce e-newsletters and other internet content for the community. Morrison has designed a website for her husband’s business, MoreSun Custom…

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Arrest made in theft of outdoor equipment

February 4, 2014

A theft some time during 2013 has landed a 33-year old Oconeean in jail. The arrest of Winfred Allen Cawthon was reported yesterday morning by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, Cawthon is accused of stealing a tractor, radiator, starter, and wiring harness from a pasture on Rebecca Lane and Cobb Bridge Road in…

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Why 2-9-64 so special to Marty McKee

February 4, 2014

If in Oconee County there’s a greater fan of the Fab Four, or the Mop Tops, from a grimy English seaside city, other than Marty McKee, well, let that person stand…and come to the fore. For McKee, there are a number of reasons to explain why he could claim such a title. He’s a walking…

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Rep. Bowen pushes for I-85 widening

February 4, 2014

A state lawmaker from Anderson County says he’s a regular at monthly meetings of the South Carolina Transportation Commission to press the need for roadwork in the Upstate—especially Interstate-85. But Rep. Don Bowen says it’s going to take more than being a nag to get action on three-laning 85 from Anderson County exit 19 through…

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Store worker charged in thefts

February 4, 2014

A 30-year old Walhallan has been arrested and charged in the theft of items at the store where he worked. Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced breach of trust charges against Adam Ray Baker as part of an investigation of the theft of $1,100 worth of merchandise at Seneca’s Wal-Mart. Taken from the store were 39 DVDs,…

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Who’s best to succeed Seneca’s Eddie Adams?

February 4, 2014

Four men have notified a committee in Columbia that they intend to apply and be screened for the open Third Congressional District seat on the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. It’s the seat vacated recently by the resignation of Seneca’s Eddie Adams. The hopefuls so far are Ray Gunnells of Honea Path, William Lowrish…

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Seneca holds special luncheon Friday

February 4, 2014

Seneca’s signature event to mark February as Black History Month will be a luncheon on Friday. It’s planned as a three-hour event, from 12 to 3, at the Gignilliat Community Center where there will be speakers, including representatives of the island country Barbados. In the meantime, Seneca has begun an effort to plan the city’s…

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“Lot of good ideas for building and 12 acres”

February 4, 2014

The task force to find an alternate use for a former Seneca school building and property is in no rush. And, as Mayor Pro-tem Ronnie O’Kelley put it last night, the committee wants to avoid doing something just for the sake of doing it. O’Kelley is a spokesman for the group of city officials and…

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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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