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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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Crenshaw to speak to Rotary

March 12, 2014

Second-year Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw speaks during tomorrow’s meeting of the Seneca Rotary Club.

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New business venture for Davenport Funeral Home

March 12, 2014

Davenport Funeral Home of Walhalla will keep its highway 11 location at West Union. But the funeral home, owned by Larry Hendrix, is branching out with a new office near Seneca. Plans call for the Blue Ridge Cremation Society office to open Monday at 10708 Clemson Boulevard near Blue Ridge Orthopedics. According to Hendrix, Blue…

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Salem to pursue exercise class

March 12, 2014

Town of Salem remains hopeful that the county Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners will include their request recreation and senior center on the ballot for this year’s one-cent sales tax referendum. In the meantime, there is sentiment in Salem to go ahead and start a small exercise class, as a recreation offering. At the suggestion…

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Equipment theft arrests at CU

March 12, 2014

Two Anderson County men have been arrested and charged with stealing more than $30 thousand in equipment from a housing warehouse at Clemson University. The university identifies one of the men arrested as a temporary housing employee. That employee, Kamil Tarnowski, 22-year old Townville resident, was charged with grand larceny and petty learceny, according to…

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SRO Dukes feels fine after 168-mile walk

March 12, 2014

The school resource officer for Tamassee-Salem Middle/High School reports feeling fine after the first leg of a walk from the mountains to the sea. Norman Dukes raised about $2 thousand in pledges, money which will be split between two departments of his school. He spent 62 hours over a 15-day period in completing a 168-mile…

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Hear the candidates this evening!

March 12, 2014

The re-scheduled Limited Government of Oconee political forum for the District Three county council candidates takes place at 5:30 this evening at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet make this joint appearance in advance of their meeting April 1 in a special GOP primary. They seek their party’s nomination to run to…

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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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