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Where’s your return?

February 17, 2014

At least until the snow and ice hit last week, the South Carolina Department of Revenue had been in what was described as “full production and processing individual income tax returns.” By Monday last week, the DOR reported the following: a total of 261,704 returns processed. Nearly 25 thousand of those were paper returns. Some…

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Seneca Planning Commission in action tonight

February 17, 2014

Zoning actions are front and center for tonight’s meeting of the Seneca Planning Commission. The commissioners will hear requests to zone properties on Wells Highway, E. N. 1st Street, Abbott Street, and Millie Lane and Abbott Street. The hearings begin at 6 at City Hall.

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President’s Day observance

February 17, 2014

The office of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce at Seneca is closed today on President’s Day. And, on this day to honor U-S presidents, a U-S senator pays a call to Walhalla. Senator Lindsey Graham makes an appearance during today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. Graham is a dues-paying member of the club.

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No damage or life safety concerns

February 17, 2014

South Carolina DOT reports all bridge inspections conducted in the earthquake area are complete and no damage or life safety concerns were discovered. DOT bridge personnel began their inspections at daybreak Saturday—the morning  following the 4.1 shake which many residents of our area felt and heard.      

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Seismic event UPDATE

February 15, 2014

As result of the seismic event late last night, bridge inspectors and other engineering personnel are checking U-S 123 at Lake Hartwell, U-S 76 at the Chattooga River, and U-S 29 at the Savannah River below the Lake Hartwell Dam. Last night’s seismic event at 10:23 p-m occurred with the epicenter seven miles west/northwest of…

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Thief took envelope containing $500

February 14, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office released a description today of a person of interest in a case of theft last month at a convenience store. A store customer accidentally dropped a bank envelope containing $500 dollars  inside the store. The crime occurred January 5 in the Countryside Exxon in the Tokeena-Crossroads Community. Later, once the woman realized…

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Little rest for Blue Ridge workers

February 14, 2014

Electric power service has been restored across the service area of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, but there have been only a few hours of rest before its crews and contractors took up the assault against the wintry weather in other parts of South Carolina. Nearly 80 Blue Ridge workers have been sent to help…

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Seneca takes a preliminary step

February 14, 2014

Seneca City Hall is back doing business today, and the clerk-treasurer, Joel Seavey, says it’s good to be back on the job—after being relegated to his home by this week’s weather. Before non-essential city services came to a halt, the mayor and council braved the elements on Tuesday night at the start of the first…

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A good time to remember the business community

February 14, 2014

Oconee’s business community hopes the holiday weekend will be what it needs to help shake-off the losses from this week’s weather days. And the leader of the county chamber of commerce says the calendar should help. Today is Valentine’s Day—a good day to remember the love of your life with a purchase from one of…

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Snow make-up days to be discussed

February 14, 2014

At their meeting Monday night, Oconee school trustees will consider their options for school make-up days. The school district this week lost three full days to the ice and snow storm, but plans to re-open schools Monday morning.    

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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