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Rotary tribute to Archie Barron

January 23, 2014

Today’s Seneca Rotary Club meeting is devoted to the late Archie Barron, the county councilman from Seneca and a Rotary member. Club members are being asked to bring a story or tribute to honor Barron’s memory. The funeral takes place 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Seneca Presbyterian Church.      

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Moulder: appeal still possible

January 22, 2014

As late as today, Oconee County had filed no appeal of last month’s loss of zoning challenge. And it appears the county’s decision whether to appeal will come down to the final days of the period for which the appeal is possible. The case involves the summary judgment won last month by David McMahan, Jean…

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A gift for the libraries

January 22, 2014

Oconee County Public Library is pleased to announce a $10,000 gift donated by Lem Chastain in memory of his mother. Chastain, who has a home in Mountain Rest, established the memorial fund with the goal to support literacy in that community. However, it will also be used to benefit the rest of the county. Part…

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At this hour: a plea of guilt

January 22, 2014

A 39-year old man stands in Oconee General Sessions Court and admits his guilt in taking indecent liberties with a teenage girl. As part of a negotiated sentence, Jamie Garner Smith is pleading guilty to the charge of assault and battery second degree. The sentence, as recommended by assistant solicitor Lindsey Simmons, would be three…

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Graham tours a mainstay OC plant

January 22, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham, back on familiar turf this afternoon, embarked on a tour of the Oconee manufacturing facility Lift Technologies on south highway 11. In tow was a camera crew, and it’s possible some of the video will show this year up in a Graham re-election commercial. At Lif-Tek today the parking lot was nearly…

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Missed court date? Blame the weather!

January 22, 2014

A New Jersey man had been scheduled to appear in the Oconee General Sessions Court this week to answer to a criminal charge, but he wound up with an excuse acceptable to the court. The man was supposed to have caught a flight south at 4 yesterday morning. Trouble was, that flight and most others…

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U-S Senate campaigners

January 22, 2014

Oconee County gets to see some of the hopefuls this week in the contest for a U-S Senate seat. The incumbent, Oconee County resident Lindsay Graham, returns to his stomping crowds for an appearance at 1 o’clock this afternoon at a local manufacturing plant. It’s there, we’re told, Graham apparently will do some filming for…

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Fire UPDATE

January 22, 2014

Last night’s fire in Salem displaced five people–three adults and two children. But Joe Nichols, Salem Fire Marshall, says the three people who were in the home 308 S. Oak Street got out safely, and no one was hurt. The fire is believed to have started in a back bedroom, but its cause is under…

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SPD seizes drugs, money, gun and liquor

January 22, 2014

Nine criminal charges arose from a one-car accident Sunday evening at Seneca’s Dalton Road and Leila Street.  And the police say they seized drugs, money, liquor, and a gun as they investigated an accident involving a van driven by Aaron Bernard Black, 42, of Creek Drive, Seneca.  According to the police reports, Black wound up…

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For the first time, the Transit Advisory Committee

January 22, 2014

  Oconee’s newly-formed transit advisory task force committee meets tomorrow night for the first time, and Chris Maldonado hopes to be there.  Maldonado is one of Walhalla’s strongest advocates for extending passenger bus service to the County Seat.   Maldonado relies on a bicycle to get around and, he says, “I want the “CAT” buses.”  The…

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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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