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Plans for new Seneca museum made official

February 7, 2014

An explanation of a project to restore slave dwellings across the country and the revelation of plans for Seneca’s first African-American history museum highlighted the 2014 city luncheon marking February as Black History Month. A large gathering in the Gignilliat Community Center got to see sketches of the vision for the Bertha Lee Strickland Museum,…

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Restaurant sales in the millions!

February 7, 2014

They’ve run some numbers at Seneca City Hall that show the voracious appetites of the city’s diners translate into big restaurant sales and tax revenues for city government. Joel Seavey, the city’s financial director, recently ran some figures for the benefit of Riley Johnson, the city’s events coordinator. Seavey examined figures derived through the city’s…

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Oconee Democrats prepare to reorganize

February 7, 2014

Fewer than nine months remain before the 2014 general election. And today the Oconee Democratic Party is inviting county Democrats and like-minded Independents to attend their party’s biennial local precinct meetings. They’ll take place 9 a-m to noon Saturday, February 15 at Walhalla Depot—College and Mauldin streets. In a statement, Chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire said, “We…

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Lease renewal time for Courthouse Inn project

February 7, 2014

A one-year arrangement is expiring between Oconee County and businessmen wanting to develop the county’s former courthouse building into a hotel. No work has taken place at the site while John Powell and Jim Carswell attempt to line up investment money for what they hope will be a 55-room boutique hotel, at the corner of…

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Library worker receives statewide honor

February 7, 2014

The volunteer administrator for the Oconee Public Library, Janice Lovingood, recently received the Administrator of the Year Award from the SC Association of Volunteer Administration. The award was given during a conference at Pawley’s Island. The statewide association works to promote volunteerism across the state. Lovingood is a member-at-large on the 2014 organization board and…

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Alexander addresses prescription drug abuse

February 6, 2014

State Senator Thomas Alexander will take a legislative approach to the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. The Oconee-Pickens Republican and Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell unveiled a proposal to protect vulnerable seniors from prescription drug theft and reduce drug abuse and trafficking in the state. “It is my hope that this legislation will clear up…

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DUI defense specialist Ronnie Cole

February 6, 2014

A 38-year lawyer gave a Seneca audience this afternoon an informative and entertaining talk about the perils of driving in a drunken manner—especially in a state that comes down hard on those who commit DUI. Ronnie Cole of Anderson is known as a specialist in defending those charged with driving under the influence. And, for…

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Top OSD leader mulls County Council run

February 6, 2014

On the eve of the start of qualifying, the Oconee School Board chairman has confirmed talk in Seneca that he’s contemplating a run for the County Council District Three seat. He’s Andy Inabinet, retired principal and an eight-year county school trustee. At noon tomorrow, those Seneca area residents wanting to succeed the late Archie Barron…

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A stadium may come Walhalla’s way

February 6, 2014

The current Walhalla High sports a football stadium with a panoramic view of the mountains. And the school is line for a brand new stadium as part of the complex that’ll make for the new high school on highway 11—now under construction. Those stadiums may be factors in leading the county school board of trustees…

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“It’s a good way to start the New Year,” Blackwell says

February 6, 2014

An official announcement today that an Oconee County manufacturer is expanding. U-S Engine Valve announces a $29.5 million expansion of its operations on SC 11 near 123 . . . and it will mean at least 125 new jobs. The company is an automotive supplier of high-engineered valves. Those valves are designed to increase fuel…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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