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Sewer ordinance set for public hearing

December 10, 2013

An ordinance that would change the way Oconee County does business with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority is headed for a public hearing. Ordinance 2013-36 has passed two of the required three readings at the county council level. It now is set for a public hearing during next week’s council meeting, which begins at 6…

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Annual audit delivered to OSD

December 10, 2013

Oconee County public school spending during the previous fiscal year totaled $85 million. The outside audit report, presented to last night’s board of trustees meeting, showed state revenue covered a drop in local tax revenues. And it means the district likely will be able to avoid having to take out a loan against future tax…

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After days of rain, sun peeks through

December 10, 2013

The sun is making its return today to the sky over Oconee County—just in time for the rescheduled Walhalla Christmas Parade at 5:30 this evening. The sun was out also this morning at the new high school construction site in Picket Post community. And, though the grounds are wet, a district official says the building…

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Fires may be burglary-related

December 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are trying to figure out who’s responsible for crimes in the former mill village of Utica near Seneca. Crimes to be solved are home fires and church burglaries, and the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to relay any information that may be helpful. Jimmy Watt, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says the latest incident…

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Poultry truck wreck blocks intersection

December 10, 2013

A country cross-road near Westminster remains blocked to regular traffic this morning—the result of a poultry truck accident. At one point, that accident left chickens everywhere and a major cleanup facing Oconee County HAZMAT. Bobby Williams, chief of the county’s hazardous materials response team, said the accident occurred around 2 a-m at Greenfield and South…

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“What should have been done was not done”

December 10, 2013

What’s past is past, but two Seneca officials implored a crowd of Adams subdivision residents and others last night that they want to work together to find a satisfactory resolution as to what becomes of the former Kellett Elementary building and property. In ways made clearer than before, Seneca’s utilities director said no longer is…

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Worker’s dismissal leads to police case

December 9, 2013

A 56-year old man in Seneca is accused of kicking and using a stick, possibly a small baseball bat, to beat a co-worker who dismissed him from his job. The police say in the incident the victim was thrown from a loading dock and lost consciousness. The police yesterday arrested Donald Paul Gentile and charged…

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OC factory to make upgrade

December 9, 2013

A $5 million investment is being announced today to upgrade the Ulbrich Precision Flat Wire plant near Westminster. The Westminster Highway operation makes precision flat and fine wire products, along with a special ribbon in the manufacture of solar modules. And the Westminster plant also operates a focus factory dedicated to the research development of…

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For a second time, fire damages Utica home

December 9, 2013

Fire fighters say they quickly put a stop to a fire yesterday at a home near Seneca without anyone having been hurt. But it was the second time since Thanksgiving that fire fighters have found themselves faced by a fire at that same Utica address. Once again, according to Oconee Deputy Fire Chief Grahl Haney…

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Graham to enroll in Obamacare SC

December 9, 2013

U-S Senator Lindsey Graham will enroll in Obamacare’s South Carolina health care exchange and forego the special taxpayer subsidy available to members of Congress. “I don’t think Members of Congress should get a special deal,” Graham said in a statement from Washington. “Obamacare is being pushed on the American people and we should live under…

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