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Forest Service worker killed in NC

March 13, 2014

The U-S Forest Service is mourning the death of a 38-year old officer killed yesterday in the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina. Jason Crisp is survived by his wife and two children. Crisp and his K-9 partner were killed in the line of duty in Burke County—the details of…

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Awards presented for tornado safety posters

March 13, 2014

A 5th grader at Walhalla Elementary School is this year’s overall, grand prize winner in the annual Oconee County School Tornado Safety Contest. Kayleigh Toole receives a $45 cash reward and a weather radio. Oconee Emergency Services, contest sponsor, also named individual grade first and second place winners. The contest purpose is to educate children…

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Rozman holds on!

March 13, 2014

Oconee’s election commissioners added five provisional ballots to the Seneca vote totals announced Tuesday and, bottom line is, newcomer Denise Rozman holds onto the fourth highest total—meaning she gains a council seat. The official final tally of 314 Rozman votes means that incumbent, Ernest Riley at 311, has officially lost his bid to be re-elected.…

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OC arrests Fairfield County man

March 13, 2014

An elderly man in Fairfield County has been arrested and charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with a sex crime that occurred about 10 years ago. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified the arrested man as Douglas Clifton McFarland, 78 years old, of the Fairfield County town of Ridgeway. McFarland arrived yesterday at the Oconee Jail…

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Clemson leaders to get the scoop!

March 13, 2014

At its meeting Monday, Clemson City Council is to hear a report on why those Proterra electric buses have yet to begin picking up customers along Seneca routes. The report is to be made by Mayor J-C Cook III and Al Babinicz, director of Clemson Area Transit.

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OSB to act on reviseed calendar

March 13, 2014

Governor Haley has signed a bill to allow school boards to waive up to five days missed because of inclement weather this winter. And the Oconee School Board of Trustees is ready to act. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, said today, “We’re on track for the Board to forgive three of the six days we missed….”…

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New lease to access lake areas

March 13, 2014

Oconee County and the Army Corps of Engineers have executed a new lease agreement covering access areas on Lake Hartwell. In some areas, the county will step in to maintain and operate access ramps, campgrounds, and recreation areas for which Army Corps faces difficulty because of decreasing federal aid. Under the terms of the new…

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Swearing-in the new council members

March 13, 2014

Seneca has chosen 6 o’clock Tuesday night to swear-in the winners in this week’s city council elections. It’ll be a City Hall ceremony, to which the public is invited. But who exactly will be taking the oath that night is likely to depend on the outcome of an Oconee Election Commission meeting this morning at…

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Cain and Inabinet make first joint appearance

March 13, 2014

The two men who have their eyes on the vacant seat on the Oconee County Council made their first joint appearance last night in a forum designed to allow voters to size of each individual and learn where they stand on the issues. The appearance by Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet at a meeting arranged…

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Walhalla OKs pair of Streetscape motions

March 12, 2014

After an executive session, Walhalla City Council approved a pair of motions designed to get its Streetscape project moving. Passed was a motion to suspend a memorandum of understanding with contractor Town and Country Construction until a final cost estimate for the project is worked out. According to Nancy Goehle, city administrator, Walhalla reserves the…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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