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Back to the drawing board

December 11, 2013

Now that Seneca has abandoned a former school property for its utilities department, where might the Light and Water Department look for a new home? Utilities Superintendent Bob Faires dropped a hint during last night’s city council meeting. He told the mayor and council that his office is working with architects to adapt city property…

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Combat training completed

December 11, 2013

Army National Guard Private Justice Lee and Army Reserve Private Austin Chastain graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. They underwent nine weeks of training. Lee’s the son of Kat and Mike Lee of Seneca and Chastain is the son of Belinda Neal of Walhalla and David Chastain of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Dietterick: return money to the county

December 11, 2013

When it comes to a Joint Regional Sewer Authority resolution now before the member cities, it’s Greg Dietterick’s recommendation to release Oconee County from an annual $610 thousand obligation to the JRSA. The city administrator serves as an authority commissioner. Last night, in a report to the mayor and council, he gave the following basis…

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Electric bus service to start in 4 weeks

December 11, 2013

Monday, January 6 is to be a red-letter day for Seneca and for riders of free bus passenger service. At last night’s city council meeting, Ed Halbig announced January 6 as the day that Seneca’s four electric-powered buses will begin picking up and transporting passengers to their destinations. The buses have already arrived. They have…

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Seneca leaders: groundbreaking part of “new day”

December 11, 2013

Among those to look for in the audience at this morning’s ground breaking for the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer line is Frank Ables, a former county council chairman. While in office Ables championed the cause for economic development in District Five, the district he represented and home to property set aside for future development.…

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Hit-run accident near Salem

December 11, 2013

A Salem man was struck by a vehicle yesterday afternoon on highway 11 near Little River Road, and state troopers seek the public’s help to solve what they consider a hit-run accident. The man injured in the accident, 24-year old Dustin Bryson, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Trooper Tony Keller said the investigation…

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Deputy plans “Mountain to Sea” trek

December 10, 2013

On weekends this month and next, an Oconee deputy sheriff will walk from the South Carolina-North Carolina line to Columbia, to raise money for Tamassee-Salem High School. Deputy Norman Dukes says his goal is $4 thousand for athletics and special needs programs at the school where he works as a resource officer. Last school year…

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West Union leaders meet tonight

December 10, 2013

The regular December meeting of West Union Town Council begins at 6 tonight at Town Hall. Tonight the mayor and council will talk about late fees on water bills. There’s to be discussion and possibly a vote on yard sales.

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Sarah Wilson crowned Miss Walhira

December 10, 2013

A Walhalla High student who is expected to graduate in the spring with high honors is the 2013 Miss Walhira. Sarah Wilson received the crown at last Saturday night’s Miss Walhira Pageant in the school’s Hostetler Auditorium. The auditorium was crowded for the annual fundraiser for Walhalla High School’s yearbook. Ryonna Thompson won Miss Congeniality…

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Mistrial declared in Seneca Municipal Court

December 10, 2013

A jury could not reach the required unanimous verdict in a day-long trial in the Seneca Municipal Court, and the judge declared a mistrial. But that doesn’t mean the case of Seneca versus Sikes is finished. Judge Danny Singleton this morning said he has instructed both sides to try to come to an agreement or…

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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
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