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Tax credit deal in place for new hotel

September 18, 2013

Oconee County Council made good on a commitment to allow the developer of a new Seneca hotel a tax credit agreement. But the final action last night required a series of parliamentary procedures as District Two’s Wayne McCall made an unsuccessful attempt to refer the deal and related matters for the county attorney’s study. McCall…

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GCCP sewer line awarded

September 18, 2013

An Oconee County Council of one mind last night when it came to a project that, for years, has been nearly talked and argued to death. The council awarded the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer project to a Columbia area firm, and County Administrator Scott Moulder indicated he’ll issue a notice to proceed as early…

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Rabun gets Georgia job!

September 17, 2013

A former Oconee County administrator has found work in the state of Georgia. Word has been received in Oconee that Ron Rabun will go to work as the next administrator of Lee County, near Albany. He served as Oconee County administrator from 2004 to 2006.  

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Sgt. Evatt deploys to Afghanistan

September 17, 2013

An Oconee County native has embarked on his second deployment to northern Afghanistan. Sgt. Andrew Evatt will serve until July next summer as a combat engineer for the U-S Army. Evatt is based out of Fort Lewis, Washington. He’s the son of Mike Evatt of the Keowee Community and is a 2008 Walhalla High graduate.

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Congressman to make OC appearances

September 17, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan makes at least two Oconee County appearances. The Laurens Republican has Oconee County in his schedule Thursday, September 26. He’ll speak to the Seneca Rotary Club at 1 p-m at the International Deli. Later that afternoon, he’ll be the featured guest for a meeting of the Stamp Creek Republican Precinct from 4:30…

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Driver who fled checkpoint arrested

September 17, 2013

The police in Seneca arrested a man they’ve been looking for since a middle of the night safety checkpoint last weekend at E. Main and N Cherry streets. The police began to handcuff the driver after stopping a Ford Expedition, but he ran away—with the cuffs attached to one of his wrists. The police say…

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Salvage operations continue Presbyterian Church

September 17, 2013

Community volunteers are joining Walhalla Presbyterians today in salvage operations at the fire-damaged church at E. Main and S. Johnson streets. State Senator Thomas Alexander, who is acting as a spokesman for his church, says, “We are moving forward.” In the meantime, the investigation to pinpoint the fire cause remains open and church leaders.  Fire…

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Culvert work along rain-damaged road

September 17, 2013

A Pickens County road damaged by this summer’s heavy rains is getting attention today from county crews. Six families live along Warbranch Road near Central. Planning and working with the homeowners, police, fire and other services, Pickens County work crews are starting a culvert project on Warbranch Road that they hope to finish in 72…

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Friday is National POW/MIA Day

September 17, 2013

Clemson University’s Air Force ROTC and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120 in Seneca are among organizations drawing attention to National POW/MIA Day this Friday. Cleta Bryson of the Legion Auxiliary says her unit is dedicated to ensure that America’s prisoners of war and those missing in action are honored and not only memorialized. CU’s…

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Fish kill in Lake Hartwell

September 17, 2013

Why were so many striped bass found floating in Lake Hartwell  September 7? The Army Corps of Engineers and the DNRs in Georgia and South Carolina investigated the scene, 2.5 miles upstream from the Hartwell Dam. Biologist Jamie Sykes found that high outflows resulting from exceptionally high rainfall dissolved oxygen levels and affected the water…

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