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Hotel gets variance from zoning law

November 22, 2013

The members of a Seneca appeals board were in a forgiving mood last night when it came to a mistake of a few feet in the calculations for a sign to advertise the city’s new Hampton Inn and Suites. At question was a small free-standing sign along E.N. 1st Street. Hampton Inn and Suites requested…

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Faires: “We’re going to think of something else”

November 22, 2013

A committee of Seneca officials and Adams subdivision residents had trouble last night deciding a name for their group, but they had no trouble coming up with ideas for an alternate use of the property for which the city has contracted to build a utilities complex. At the start last night, utilities superintendent Bob Faires…

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New names indicator of worsening problem?

November 21, 2013

Some of the names on the roll of those being arrested in Seneca’s current drug roundup are new to the police. So, is that a sign pointing to worsening drug problem in the area. Not necessarily, in the opinion of Chief John Covington. “I cannot attribute this ‘in whole’ to a worsening drug problem; however,…

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Oconee couple married on that grey weekend 50 years ago

November 21, 2013

An Oconee couple celebrates 50 years of marriage this weekend. Their wedding took place on the day of the murder of President Kennedy’s alleged assassin. And Lois and Lou Hansen were at work at their jobs in Washington two days earlier when word from Dallas came of the Kennedy assassination. Horrifying as the events were,…

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Lucas: AG opinion no applicability to OSD

November 21, 2013

Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee Superintendent of Education, said today a legal opinion sent last week for the state Department of Education means no changes for the Oconee School District—when it comes to high school diplomas. Dr. Mick Zais, state superintendent, requested of the Attorney’s General office an opinion on whether school districts may issue their…

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A complaint about the section on complaints

November 21, 2013

The way the law reads if you spot a zoning violation in Oconee County your complaint can’t be considered unless you live within the zoning district of the subject complaint. “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee—thinks that’s just wrong and wants Oconee County to remove Section 38-2.7 from the zoning enabling law which reads: “All complaints of…

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Food drive benefits Walhalla pantry

November 21, 2013

Students at Keowee Elementary School collected non-perishable food items for the benefit of the food pantry operated by Walhalla’s St. Luke Methodist Church. Over one month’s time, Keowee’s Service Learning Club collected more than 15-hundred items for a pantry that helps meet the monthly needs of about 250 Walhalla families. The Service Learning Club met…

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Oconee’s All-County Band

November 21, 2013

Thirty-five students at Walhalla Middle School were selected by audition for the school district’s All-County Band Clinic. Six of the Walhalla students placed first in their section. At the clinic, students learned five pieces of music and presented concert on Tuesday evening.

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Stakeholders ink hydro re-licensing deal

November 21, 2013

After more than 12 thousand hours of meetings and three thousand lunches, the Keowee-Toxaway hydro re-licensing stakeholder team has an agreement which Duke Energy says will mean water and recreation benefits to the region. A signing ceremony yesterday formalized the contract among Duke Energy, community stakeholders and government agencies that outlines enhancements in water resource…

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Pickens GOP meets tonight

November 21, 2013

At their meeting tonight, Pickens County Republicans hear from one of four announced challengers for the U-S Senate seat held by Lindsey Graham. Senate hopeful Nancy Mace of Charleston speaks to the Pickens Republicans at 7 at the Rosewood Center in Liberty.

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