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“Bad move for the community,” doctor says

February 27, 2014

A doctor well familiar with Oconee Medical Center warns that a marriage to a Greenville health organization will be bad for the Oconee County community. Dr. Tauqueer Alam, an internal medical specialist, sees an OMC affiliation with Greenville Health Systems as surrendering too much control to Greenville and will really harm Oconee when it comes…

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The last of 12 projects makes its pitch

February 27, 2014

All 12 hopefuls for a share of Oconee sales tax money have completed their presentations. The last two submitted their requests during presentations last night to the county Capital Sales Tax Commission. The request from the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, for $6.7 million, is the third largest that the sales tax commissioners have entertained.…

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Multiple charges against a second family member

February 27, 2014
Multiple charges against a second family member

 An Oconee man wanted on outstanding warrants was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy this week during a traffic stop that was part of a routine road patrol on highway 24. Warrants against Jesse Logan Waters accuse the 37-year old Westminster area resident of unlawful neglect of a child. Waters was also charged with traffic violations…

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The right to reconsider or appeal

February 27, 2014

The Oconee County administrator says the county has the right to ask for reconsideration or file an appeal of a judge’s decision in favor of zoning protesters. Scott Moulder said yesterday County Council has yet to make a decision on either option, as the county has just received Judge Lawton McIntosh’s complete order in the…

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PRT commissioners vote today

February 27, 2014

At their meeting today, the Oconee County PRT commissioners cast votes on requests for the spring cycle of hospitality and accommodations tax grants. The meeting takes place at noon at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Tea Party meets

February 27, 2014

The program for tonight’s Seneca Tea Party meeting is the video “America’s Godly Heritage.” The meeting takes places 6:30 to 8:30 at the Seneca Gignilliat Community Center, and everyone is invited.

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Exception requested!

February 26, 2014

Walhalla has scheduled a public hearing next month on a downtown business request for a beer/wine permit. The board of zoning appeals will consider the application during a hearing at 5:30 p-m Thursday, March 6 at City Hall. The applicant is Palmetto Bakery and Café on Main Street. According to James Ashton, zoning administrator, the…

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Pickens man receives 16-year term

February 26, 2014

A 34-year old Pickens man has been sentenced in an underage sex case in his home county. The office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor has announced that Christopher Lee Meadows received a 16-year prison term this week after being convicted by a jury of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree. According…

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Judge files full order

February 26, 2014

A South Carolina judge has filed a full order of his earlier ruling in favor of a set of Oconee County zoning challengers. It’s an approximate 15-page order that details Judge Lawton McIntosh’s ruling in favor of Jean Jennings, David McMahan and others in their challenge of Oconee County’s agricultural residential zoning classification. The plaintiffs…

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Proterra makes a statement

February 26, 2014

The following statement was released today on behalf of Proterra, the maker of Seneca’s fleet of electric buses. The statement, from Heidi McNary, vice president of marketing, reads, “We recognize that there has been some public concern about the delay in getting EV buses into revenue service in Seneca. Any advanced technology requires careful vetting,…

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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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