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Seneca rounds up drug suspects

November 20, 2013

On a cold, windy morning the Seneca police are trying to clear their city of drug law violators. Chief John Covington says this roundup of 41 suspects, wanted on 60 arrest warrants, arises from six months’ investigation by his department’s narcotics unit. Suspects are wanted for offenses including distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, controlled…

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Grant awarded for public art

November 20, 2013

Seneca has been named a recipient of a $5 thousand grant that will allow for art works in public places. The grant from Hughes Investments for the purpose of community vibrancy was announced at a meeting yesterday of the organization Ten at the Top. It goes to the city and the Blue Ridge Arts Association.…

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Streetscape plan shown!

November 20, 2013

Walhalla’s Streetscape project dominated the city council’s regular November meeting, as landscape architect Clint Rigsby displayed what a four-block section of Main will resemble once the thoroughfare is reduced from four to two lanes of travel—between Ann and Tugaloo streets. “Sidewalk zone, angle parking, a back-out buffer space, 12’ travel lanes, a median in the…

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Car break-in probe turns up suspect

November 20, 2013
Car break-in probe turns up suspect

  The Clemson police say their investigation of home burglaries and car break-ins throughout the east side of their city has turned up a suspect. The police have released a photo of a white male in a white shirt using a credit card stolen in one of the car break-ins. He is also considered a person…

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Controversial ordinance gets OCC OK

November 20, 2013

Oconee County Council approved last night an ordinance to require the Joint Regional Sewer Authority to provide more details when it submits requests for payments—such as an annual $600 thousand payment. First reading approval was unanimous on the part of the council, though the JRSA is anything except pleased. Before last night’s council meeting, JRSA…

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OCC says yes to merger

November 20, 2013

Oconee County will fire up the ammunition needed to win at the game of economic development. The long-talked merger between the county Economic Development Office and the public-private partnership Oconee Alliance sailed through during last night’s County Council meeting, following presentations by County Administrator Scott Moulder and Alliance Chairman Robert Halfacre. The council, however, postponed…

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West Union policeman resigns

November 19, 2013

A West Union policeman is resigning effective the latter part of the month. Trey Federici’s resignation will leave the small Oconee town with one officer only, Police Chief Mike Eppes. Mayor Linda Oliver says it’s her understanding Federici is leaving for personal reasons. He had been a West Union policeman since June and, according to…

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A new low in relations between OC and the JRSA?

November 19, 2013

“Like a poison pill” is the phrase used today by the chairman of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to describe the JRSA’s reaction to finding out about an ordinance scheduled to be introduced at tonight’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. That ordinance, to be read on first reading, calls for detailed invoices from…

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North Carolinian arrested at accident scene

November 19, 2013

The Walhalla police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol combined to place five charges against a Greensboro, North Carolina man who allegedly stole a car from a motel and wrecked it a short distance away. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla Police said James Samuel Sams is accused Friday morning of taking a parked car…

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An alliance for Oconee tourism

November 19, 2013

The two employees of Oconee’s Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, as the result of tonight’s County Council meeting, could be on their way to being official Oconee County employees. The council is to receive a recommendation from staff for CVB Director Ken Sloan and Marketing Director Charlotte Waters to become county employees of the county…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
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