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Smoke inhalation in home fire

November 12, 2013

Fire gutted the inside of a home near West Union, and one person required medical attention. Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said last night cause of the fire at 446 Cedar Tree Road was under investigation. One occupant, trying to save a pet, suffered smoke inhalation and required a trip to the hospital.  

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Sanctuary Pointe looks for “a trigger”

November 9, 2013

On a Lake Keowee peninsula Saturday the talk was about what’s in store for a Lake Hartwell peninsula. El Henry, one of the master developers for Sanctuary Pointe, gave a rare public presentation on where he and his partners stand in starting a mixed-use hospitality resort development on 325 acres that have been sub-leased from…

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A new report card for OSD and its schools

November 8, 2013

A new report card from the state on the Oconee School District and its individual schools tracks their overall performance and improvement from last year to this year. In the category of Absolute Performance, all Oconee schools kept the rating they received in 2012. Twelve of the 19 schools received “excellent” or “good” exceeding progress…

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Mainstay of OC manufacturing to expand

November 8, 2013

State and local officials today are announcing the expansion of the Seneca area’s Borg Warner. The plant on the Wells Highway is to get an investment of $24.6 million and about 105 new jobs. It’s seen as good news for the Oconee County manufacturing sector and further sign that South Carolina’s automotive industry continues to…

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Emergency funds to arrive in 90 days

November 8, 2013

Eight Oconee County programs that help the disadvantaged can count on emergency money to arrive from the federal government in about 90 days. The eight services will share in more than $28 and a half thousand dollars from FEMA—Federal Emergency Management Assistance. According to Oconee United Way, the following programs will benefit: utility help from…

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First thing to say is “thanks”

November 8, 2013

A state department head from Columbia said last night at the Hamilton Career Center that the first thing he wanted to say to all of the people who make Oconee’s free medical clinic possible is thank you. Before making the keynote talk at Rosa Clark’s annual appreciation dinner, Anthony Keck of the Department of Health…

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Jury sides with townhome owners

November 8, 2013

Verdicts amounting to $5 million dollars have been awarded to the plaintiffs in an Oconee County civil trial that alleged construction defects at a Lake Keowee home development. Those verdicts were returned by a Common Pleas jury last night in favor of Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association and individual townhouse owners. The jury returned…

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Rosa Clark fetes those who make it possible

November 8, 2013

A tablecloth dinner, prepared by the culinary students at Hamilton Career Center, awaited the volunteers, donors and staff that make Oconee County’s only free medical clinic possible. Rosa Clark Medical Clinic held its annual appreciation dinner last night. The clinic, on Seneca’s South Oak Street, is able to provide free prescription medications and physician and…

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Angela Hamilton compiled Adams’ history

November 8, 2013

The home development Adams subdivision behind the Seneca Fire Department is known for its single-family homes, a couple of large churches, and a nationwide distinction accorded a 20th century woman referred to last night in high esteem. It fell to Angela Hamilton to wrap a bow around the lively and spirited community meeting where Adams…

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Presbyterians decide to rebuild

November 8, 2013

A cause for the September fire that damaged the Walhalla Presbyterian Church still eludes fire fighters and the congregation. But a report from a structural engineer suggests that remaining walls of the E. Main Street church are sound. And that’s enough, according to church spokesman Thomas Alexander, for the congregation to rebuild at the existing…

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  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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