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Zoning variance to be requested Tuesday

January 23, 2015

At its meeting next week, Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a variance request inside a lake residential district. The hearing is part of the board’s meeting at 6 o’clock Tuesday night in Council Chambers at the Oconee County Administrative Complex in Walhalla. The public may attend.  

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Travel program promotes engineering careers

January 23, 2015

Hundreds of students across South Carolina get the chance over the next three months to try their hands at four kinds of engineering that hold the promise of high-paying jobs that could be critical to the country’s prosperity. A Clemson University team will visit five cities through April to show students how the science and…

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Fire on W. Pine Grove Road

January 23, 2015

Fire broke out last night in the kitchen of a W. Pine Grove Road home inside the Fair Play fire district. No one injured. Beginning around 7:30, fire fighters were on the scene for a couple of hours and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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The award goes to … Seneca

January 23, 2015

Seneca has received an award for Best T-shirt design for its Cruising on Main t-shirt. That award, received by Events Coordinator Riley Johnson and Recreation Director Rick Lacey, was presented during a Myrtle Beach conference of the South Carolina Festival and Events Association.

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Fraud alleged at Fair-Oak Elementary

January 23, 2015

A woman who served as president of the PTO at Fair-Oak Elementary School has been arrested and charged with breach of trust. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the arrest yesterday of Misty Brook Cain Radel, 41 years old, related to an investigation of financial fraud that began at the school in November. A statement…

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Burglars looked, but apparently did not steal

January 22, 2015

Burglars at a house near Seneca last week apparently did not steal anything from a house at 1810 Sandifer Boulevard that is now in possession of the Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton. Nevertheless, the Oconee Sheriff’s Office is pursuing what happened as a criminal investigation and seeks the public’s help to solve the crime.…

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Anderson woman sentenced in federal court

January 22, 2015

An Anderson woman, owner of a manufacturing plant, has been sent to federal prison for a sentence of more than six years. U-S Attorney Bill Nettles made the announcement that Nancy Marie Stein of American Screw and Rivet Corporation was sentenced yesterday in Greenville for bank fraud and storing hazardous wastes without a permit. Stein…

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Andersonian charged with housebreaking near Seneca

January 22, 2015

A 31-year old Anderson man has been arrested and charged with housebreaking and larceny near Seneca. Arrest affidavits allege Joseph David Marcus committed housebreaking “without breaking” and stole a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol, valued at $180 dollars. The crime occurred June 12, 2013 on Chesswood Drive.

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In Westminster, request denied

January 22, 2015

A recommendation by the Westminster Planning Commission to deny a zoning change that would have allowed a boarding house at 207 N. Isundega Street has been upheld by the city council. The action came this week as part of the council’s regular January meeting. At that meeting, also, the council chose Councilman Bill Brockington as…

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Architects asked to redraw plans

January 22, 2015

Architects at work on plans to renovate and add to the 30-year old building that houses Oconee County’s Corinth-Shiloh fire station have been asked to go back to the drawing board, with the idea of scaling down the original cost estimate. Bill Box, president of the all-volunteer fire station near Clemson, made the announcement this…

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Calendar

  • January 30, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
  • February 7, 2015 12:00 pmBenefit for Jack Norris
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