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Pastor-led prayer to return to city meetings

May 7, 2014

At the urging of Walhalla Councilman David Underwood, preacher-led prayer will be returned to start city council meetings. And the mayor and the rest of council last night accepted Underwood’s offer to allow him to make the arrangements to invite a different minister each time. Underwood told his colleagues that the U-S Supreme Court this…

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Mayor pro-tem supports Sunday sales

May 7, 2014

T-J Bagwell, son of a preacher, says he’s a non-drinker. But when it comes to allowing others to imbibe on the Lord’s Day, Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says that’s OK with him. At last night’s City Hall meeting, Bagwell announced his support of this year’s countywide vote that will allow beer and wine sales in restaurants…

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Pioneer to buy property

May 7, 2014

Pioneer Rural Water is now agreeable to consummating a deal in which the district buys 25 acres from Oconee County, on which to build its first treatment plant. The property is located within the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. At their regular meeting yesterday, the board members voted to sign off on…

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Corps to fund Pioneer’s allocation study

May 7, 2014

The Army Corps of Engineers is now willing to pay for a study to determine the quantity of raw water that Pioneer Rural Water District is eligible to draw from Lake Hartwell. That’s key to Pioneer’s plans for a treatment plant. At the start of yesterday’s meeting, Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt read aloud an…

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Penny sales tax priority goes to Seneca library

May 7, 2014

In ranking one-cent sales tax priorities, the Oconee County Council has given top priority to building a replacement library at Seneca. The council last night assigned a number two priority to a water line in the Salem area that District Two’s Wayne McCall believes will create the potential for jobs. Approving or rejecting paying an…

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Public appeal made in home burglary case

May 6, 2014
Public appeal made in home burglary case

A day-time Oconee County home burglary that has remained unsolved for three months has led the Sheriff’s Office to make an appeal for information to solve the case. The burglary at 580 Lawrence Bridge Road occurred March 10. It netted thieves a T-V and several household items, including some weaponry. A cash reward from Crime…

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10-year old hurt in car-bicycle accident

May 6, 2014

A 10-year old boy was hurt this morning in an accident involving a car and his bicycle in the Bayshore home development in Oconee County. He was taken to the hospital. State troopers reported the accident around 8 o’clock this morning on Bayshore Drive. According to a spokesman for the state patrol, the accident occurred…

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Sinkhole found in northeast Georgia

May 6, 2014

A sinkhole 20-feet deep opened up this morning on a rural road in Hart County, Georgia. The Georgia DOT has announced emergency repairs are underway on SR 51—six miles north of Hartwell. For now State Route 51 is closed. A detour route will be announced.

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The cost to “mothball” or “button up”

May 6, 2014

The Seneca Board of Architectural Review last night turned its attention to what’s left of a former home on South Oak Street. The board instructed the city staff to find out the estimated cost to secure the house from the elements. The address is 305 S. Oak Street.    

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Tweaking the lake overlay

May 6, 2014

The more diverse public comment heard by the Oconee planning commissioners the better decisions the commission, as a whole, can make when it comes to future home development on Lake Keowee. That’s the view today of Josh Stephens, the Oconee County zoning administrator following last night’s commission meeting. The commissioners reached no decision about what…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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