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Act 98 to fund three OC road projects

January 17, 2014

The SC Department of Transportation has approved contracts to resurface more than 270 roads in 33 counties. Oconee will see three road projects as part of the first group of projects approved under Act 98 using revenue collected from the state vehicle sales tax. The Oconee re-surfacing will take place at Whitfield Road in Fair…

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8 for 4 so far!

January 17, 2014

With a little less than one hour remaining in the deadline, candidates  seven and eight qualified for Seneca’s March 11 city council election. Filing this morning were Diane Rozman of Bobolink Drive and Joel Arnold of W.N. 2nd Street.

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Duncan revives energy bill

January 17, 2014

South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman has revived his energy bill called “EXPAND.” Jeff Duncan calls the Energy Exploration and Production to Achieve National Demand Act a jobs bill. He reintroduced the bill yesterday in Washington. Duncan says this bill would open the way for a comprehensive energy policy, which the country lacks.

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DOT truck flips near Westminster

January 17, 2014

A SC DOT dump truck has turned over near Westminster and the driver sent to the hospital. A fellow DOT worker said the injured driver appeared to have been shaken and was sent to the Oconee Medical Center to be checked. The dump truck flipped shortly before 10 this morning on the Blackjack Road at…

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Anderson plant expands

January 17, 2014

A maker of reinforcement materials for the composite and building industries is expanding its operations in Anderson County. The $10 million investment by CHOMARAT North America means 20 new jobs, along with new equipment and additional manufacturing space. The company seeks to diversify its business into new markets that include industrial, automotive, and aerospace.  

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“Raising the roof” about Benghazi

January 17, 2014

CNN quotes Senator Lindsey Graham as saying Hillary Clinton “has to clear the air on Benghazi” if she wants to be President. And, on the Senate floor yesterday, South Carolina and Oconee Republican Graham demanded answers and accountability from the White House regarding the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission Compound in Benghazi. Senate…

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Twelve, 1-cent tax requests make the deadline

January 17, 2014

A dozen applications made this week’s deadline to be considered for proceeds from a potential one-cent local sales tax in Oconee County. It’ll be left to the voters in November to decide whether the tax is worth the projects proposed. And it’ll be the duty of the Oconee Capital Sales Tax Commission to recommend which…

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Machinist wins City Hall appeal

January 17, 2014

Walhalla will permit a machine shop to open inside a commercial building in a general residential district. Barry David Brown won his appeal last night at City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3 to 1 to make the exception. Elizabeth Hoadley cast the lone dissenting vote. Two neighbors expressed concern for the potential…

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Duncan worried over the $ effect on 3rd District

January 16, 2014

It’s one thing for lawmakers in Washington to agree on a budget to avert another shutdown of the government but, according to South Carolina’s Jeff Duncan, it’s another when the agreement impinges on some badly-needed money by local governments in the Third Congressional District. Duncan told reporters today that rural counties in his district, such…

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On the deadline eve, two Seneca filers

January 16, 2014

Two men have signed up as candidates for the Seneca City Council election—with less than a day of qualifying still open. The candidacies today by Stuart Pohl and Robert Holbrooks make it a six-candidate field, so far, for four seats. All four incumbents—Scott Durham, Ernest Riley, Joel Ward and Andrea Alewine—are running again.  

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  • 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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