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Throwing a committee at the request

January 15, 2014

A sub-committee is being formed to study whether the water and sewer authority in Hart County, Georgia should allow Oconee County-based Pioneer Rural Water District to draw water from Lake Hartwell, using Hart County’s easement. Pioneer wants to build a treatment plant, but lacks a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to draw raw…

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Malnourished horses required immediate care

January 15, 2014

Five malnourished horses requiring immediate care have been sent by the Oconee Animal Shelter to a veterinarian for treatment. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says those horses were presented yesterday to the shelter by an individual who said he could no longer care for them. Crenshaw said, “Our staff conducts what is known as a body score…

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Release agreement to be signed for “Elbow Grease”

January 15, 2014

The makers of the movie “Elbow Grease” have come and gone. But, in their path, some damage was left to Seneca property. But all is being made right, according to the Seneca city administrator. Greg Dietterick last night received city council approval for him or for Mayor Dan Alexander to sign a release agreement that…

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Projects commence at Seneca treatment plant

January 15, 2014

Some residents of Seneca’s Normandy Shores back up to the city’s water plant at the end of the lake peninsula. And relations between the two—the city and the homeowners—haven’t always been hunky-dory. But last night the president of the Normandy homeowners’ group, Phil Lane, paid a call to City Hall to publicly thank utilities superintendent…

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Burglary south of the RR tracks

January 15, 2014

Seneca police cars with their blue lights on, followed by an ambulance, created excitement late yesterday afternoon in a neighborhood south of the railroad tracks. “Our officers responded to a burglary in progress call over on Allen Street. The subject fled prior to officers’ arrival,” said Chief John Covington. The police said his officers did…

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Two people lost found safe

January 15, 2014

Two people lost were found safe late yesterday afternoon in rural Oconee County. A rescue team deployed to the trail that leads to Yellow Branch waterfalls north of Walhalla. Grahl Haney of Oconee Emergency Services said a man and a woman, in their early 20s, were found in woods and led to a safe area.…

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Aleguire makes a stop in the Capital City

January 14, 2014
Aleguire makes a stop in the Capital City

Rosellen Aleguire, chairwoman of the Oconee Democratic Party, was among some 30 Democrats and others from Oconee and Pickens who are in Columbia to press issues with the state’s leaders. A rally took place there. And Aleguire and the others got a meeting with Sen. Thomas Alexander at the Columbia office of the Oconee-Pickens Republican.…

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I-385 safety improvements

January 14, 2014

Data from the state Department of Transportation indicate fewer motorists are crashing into trees and dying along a stretch of I-385 in Laurens County since several trees were removed during a widening project about four years ago. The clear zone there was increased to meet the current national guidance. A clear zone is the un-obstructed…

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Millions spent, but JRSA not satisfied

January 14, 2014

Upgrades in an important sewer basin between Seneca and Clemson have allowed the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to emerge out from under a state consent order. But Bob Winchester, executive director of the Coneross Wastewater Treatment Plant, says while what the JRSA is left with does work, the end product is not entirely satisfactory.…

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Getting in on the 1-cent proposition

January 14, 2014

The volunteer group working to establish a 9-11 memorial in Oconee County applied this week for a spot on the county’s 1-cent sales tax referendum. Assistant Chief Brandon Shirley of the Keowee Fire Department, 9-11 committee chairman, submitted the application that seeks $420 thousand to build what the group believes will be the “finest 9-11…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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