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Next step? A letter of intent

March 20, 2014

Officials of both Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health Systems are focusing their vision on a letter of intent toward the much talked about potential alliance between the two health care organizations. The task force of representatives from both sides met yesterday in Greenville and discussed what comes next. They also talked about a consulting…

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Salem pleased at 1% commission’s vote

March 20, 2014

This week’s vote by the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission recommends two Salem area projects go on the ballot for this fall’s referendum, and one town official describes Salem leaders as very pleased. Pleased even though that in one of the projects, the commission lumped a new library which, until Monday’s meeting, had been…

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Motor graders humming

March 20, 2014

Dirt is being moved today in Walhalla to prepare the site to build the new Oconee jail. County motor graders were moving dirt this morning on the property between the cemetery and the Law Enforcement Center. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says a guaranteed maximum price for the project is to be presented during the April 1…

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The Week of the Young Child

March 20, 2014

Pickens County United Way takes part next month in “The Week of the Young Child” by focusing public attention on the needs of children, their families and the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The Clemson community is being asked to collect books for children ages birth to 3 during the week…

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On the campaign trail

March 20, 2014

Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet took their campaigns for Oconee County Council #3 this morning to a Republican Party breakfast at Seneca. We’re told the crowd was small.

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Third term for Duncan?

March 20, 2014

The Third District congressman will be a candidate for re-election this year in South Carolina. Jeff Duncan, a Republican from Laurens, is completing a second term and he wants to make it a third term. Duncan today expressed dissatisfaction with the economic recovery and he wants to be able to do more work toward a…

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Copper theft UPDATE

March 20, 2014
Copper theft UPDATE

 Deputies and investigators are investigating a major copper theft at the construction site for the new Walhalla High, on SC 11 in Picket Post community. The crime occurred sometime between 6 p-m yesterday and 6 this morning. Targeted were storage trailers and their copper wire and tubing. Though no dollar amount was immediately available, Sheriff…

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The haul appears to be significant

March 20, 2014

Thieves helped themselves to what’s being described as significant quantities of copper during the night from the construction site for the new Walhalla High School. They did it, according to a school district official, by breaking into several construction trailers belonging to project contractors. We’re told that sheriff’s officers are on the scene, beginning their…

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What goes into an important government job

March 20, 2014
What goes into an important government job

 Operating and maintaining a dam requires technical aptitude, skills, teamwork—and lots of training. The Army Corps of Engineers provides a rigorous, four-year apprenticeship program that trains college students to work high-demand jobs at hydroelectric plants in the region. The Corps employs mechanics, electricians, operators and other technical experts at three dams on the Savannah River:…

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Two appeals to be heard at City Hall

March 20, 2014

Two appeals are to be heard tonight at Seneca City Hall. The Board of Zoning Appeals will convene two hearings beginning at 6 o’clock. The board is set to hear variance requests from Marshall and Phyllis Buchanan at 710 S. Walnut Street and from Patrick and Pamela Mize at 847 Perkins Creek Road.

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  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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