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Stolen boat returned to its owner

October 11, 2013

A fishing boat, stolen in Georgia, surfaced yesterday on the South Carolina side of Lake Hartwell. And now the owner has been reunited with his Ranger bass boat. The boat was found along the shoreline and turned over to a Hart County investigator to return to the owner.  

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Church fire probe could wrap up late next week

October 11, 2013

A week from today, the investigation of the Walhalla Presbyterian Church fire could wrap up—not only with a determination of the origin of the September 13 fire, but also its cause. Chief Doug Kelley of the Walhalla Fire Department says October 18 is the day insurance investigators from Charleston plan to return to Walhalla for…

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Suspected fire forces train to stop

October 11, 2013

Smoke and apparently fire could be seen from a freight train passing through Oconee County this morning on its way to Georgia. Tracking the train from Seneca to Westminster and beyond, emergency personnel in the county were able to reach Norfolk Southern personnel, and the train was stopped for a brief time while train crews…

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Employers wish to meet job seekers!

October 11, 2013

Job seekers are asked to bring resumes to meet employers next week in Seneca. SC Works Link holds its first monthly hiring event 9 a-m to noon Thursday, October 17 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Among employers who’ve confirmed they’ll be present are First Quality Tissue, US Engine Valve, Central Textiles, JM Mold South, and…

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Seneca canine takes top honors in competition

October 11, 2013

At Chattanooga, Tennessee recently canines ran fast, flew high, and bit hard. They were competing in a championship event to determine the best at snagging spinning discs in mid-air. When the dust settled, a canine from Seneca won top honors. “Abbey Moose” won the Women’s MicroDog Division. The canine belongs to Seneca resident Donna Bradley.…

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One man’s view of the 2008 (1-cent) defeat

October 11, 2013

Why, in 2008, did 56% of the voters say no to paying an extra penny of sales tax to pay for projects that would benefit all of Oconee County? You can ask Keowee Key resident Don Fuller. He has several theories. Fuller is back as a project sales tax commissioner and he gave his colleagues,…

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Gearing up for General Election 2014

October 11, 2013

A half dozen Oconeeans last night were told to make room on their calendars for a great deal of preparation leading to General Election November 2014. That’s Oconee County’s next opportunity to convince the citizenry of the worthiness of paying an extra penny of sales tax for a project or projects for the public good.…

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Copper taken from WHS construction site

October 11, 2013

Some time Wednesday night or early Thursday thieves raided the construction project for the new Walhalla High School. Their take amounted to 273 feet of copper—worth more than $2 thousand. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, quotes investigators as saying the theft occurred in a part of the new school building and copper…

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Megachurch closes Oconee County land deal

October 10, 2013

Property that, for decades, was the location for an Oconee County textile plant is now officially in the hands of a large church. In the last two weeks, records in the county Register of Deeds show that Concord Road, Anderson’s Newspring Church has bought two separate parcels that front both 123 and Lake Hartwell just…

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Georgia “Y” to shutter its doors

October 10, 2013

In Oconee County, there’s a movement to establish the county’s first YMCA. But in nearby Stephens County, Georgia they’ve thrown their hands ups in despair. WNEG reports this week that the Toccoa-Stephens YMCA will close at the end of the month—for good! The CEO, Robin Dake, says the decision by the board of directors is…

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  • 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
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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