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Alexander for Seat 3, OCC?

January 27, 2014

Look for an announcement this week from Dan Alexander as to whether the long-time Seneca mayor will make the leap to county politics. He is rumored to have interest in Seat Three, Oconee County Council—the seat opened last week by the death of Archie Barron. Alexander is in the midst of his latest four-year term…

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Third man charged with murder

January 27, 2014

A third man has been charged with murder in Oconee County, and the Sheriff’s Office investigation into the death of Richard Alan Marszalek continues. The latest to be charged and jailed is Zack Daniel Patterson, a 23-year old resident of W. Pine Grove Road. Investigators believe 61-year old Marszalek was killed during an altercation sometime…

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Fire damages Westminster home

January 27, 2014

Fire late yesterday morning damaged a home in Westminster. Chief Chris Smith says the fire damaged a corner of the home at 110 Cornelia Avenue. Smith classified what happened as an accidental fire. No one hurt.

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Red Flag lifted statewide

January 27, 2014

The Red Flag Fire Alert, in force since Saturday morning, is now lifted by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. Fire managers ended the alert based on improving weather conditions. Calmer winds and higher relative humidity means fire is less likely to spread. But the Southeast is in the midst of wildfire season and care should…

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Andrew Brown wins a variance to zoning law

January 24, 2014

A Seneca regulatory board granted a variance last night to the city’s zoning law that allows Andrew Brown to place a manufactured home on vacant property at 1104 E. S. 2nd Street. No one spoke in opposition during a City Hall hearing conducted by the board of zoning appeals, according to Tamy Sanford, city planner.…

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Heritage Fair offers know-how and financial aid

January 24, 2014

A necessary component of the food supply is the agricultural practice of beekeeping. And the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in Oconee seeks to help. The fair board of directors offers a beekeeping class and a scholarship to entice youngsters to get interested. Board member Jeff Blackwell says most beekeepers are aging, and new energy…

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A case of rape under investigation

January 24, 2014

The spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an investigation is in progress of a report of rape. But Jimmy Watt, the spokesman, says, “…due to the fact that it is an active and ongoing investigation, and to preserve the integrity of the investigation, we are not able to release any information at this…

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Five hurt in two-related Seneca wrecks

January 24, 2014

The police in Seneca say the injuries to five people who went for hospital treatment a multiple-vehicle accident yesterday are all non-life threatening. Lt. Robert Tribble said two of the injured went to Oconee Medical Center by ambulance and three others went on their own for treatment. What happened shortly before 10 yesterday morning just…

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Businessman assumes OMC chair seat

January 24, 2014

An Oconee businessman has risen to chairman of the board at Oconee Medical Center. Rick Phillips succeeds Dr. Bill Howiler, who leaves the board of directors after two terms in office. Besides Phillips, the slate of new hospital officers are Thelma Miller, vice chairwoman; Bo Wilhite, secretary; and Cecil Turner, treasurer.    

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Future freshmen to gather at WOHS

January 24, 2014

Imagine you’ve attended nothing other than a small elementary or middle school and, all of a sudden, you’re headed to your county’s largest high school. That’s what lies ahead for the next rising class of 9th graders at West-Oak High School. The school has announced “Future Freshmen Night” for the future class of 2018 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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