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“An unexpected opportunity to purchase” 102 Lura Lane

December 13, 2013

At its meeting next week, Oconee County Council will consider a resolution to buy additional property for its project to build a new jail. According to information that has gone out with the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, “This resolution addresses an unexpected opportunity to purchase a tract of real property abutting the construction site for…

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Bids to be let for OC highway work

December 13, 2013

By the middle of next year, Oconee motorists should be able to enjoy a smoother surface on which to maneuver through one of the county’s busiest intersections.  A DOT official tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the state’s bid letting to re-surface a short section of 123 at Seneca will take place in January, with the expectation that…

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Photos with Santa for a good cause!

December 13, 2013

By taking advantage of an opportunity for photos with Kris Kringle himself, you’ll be helping one of Oconee’s best causes tomorrow—-the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. All photos will cost $10 dollars and the proceeds go to help animals housed at the shelter. Children and well-mannered leased pets are welcome from 10 a-m to 2…

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Graham to oppose budget deal

December 13, 2013

The House passed a budget deal, but Senator Lindsey Graham says when the agreement arrives in his chamber, he’s going to vote no. In a statement from Washington, the Oconee Republican said, “I believe it will do disproportionate harm to our military retirees.” The Senate Armed Services committee member gave these examples of how the…

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Crossroads home destroyed by fire

December 13, 2013

Fire took a devastating toll in the middle of the night in the Crossroads Community south of Seneca. Rural Fire dispatch reports a home near highway 24—350 Cedar Lane Road—was lost to fire. At first, authorities feared some or all of the occupants were trapped, but all three got out OK. Firemen answered the first…

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Schools dismiss for winter break

December 13, 2013

Oconee County public schools dismiss for the winter break one week from today, Friday, December 20. It’ll be an early dismissal day for students. Parents should plan for elementary students being dismissed around 11 and middle and high school students about 11:15. Beginning Monday, December 23, all school and district offices will be closed. They’ll…

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OC ranked high for job seekers

December 13, 2013

A report from a personal finance and consumer advocacy website names Oconee County one of South Carolina’s best places for job seekers. Nerd Wallet asked three fundamental questions when evaluating the state to gauge the top locations for job seekers: 1. Is the county growing? 2. Can you afford to live in the county comfortably?…

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The quality of Clemson water

December 12, 2013

Dissatisfied by the taste of Clemson water? You may be interested in a report to be made Monday night to the Clemson City Council. Scott Willett, executive director and general manager of the Anderson Joint Water System, reports regarding the enhancements to the water treatment process to improve the water quality.

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Charges announced in burglary case

December 12, 2013

The Sheriff’s Office is announcing arrests and charges today in a burglary case two days ago in the Oakway-Earles Grove area of Oconee County. The crimes occurred on Cottontail Drive. Money, guns, jewelry and tools were stolen.  

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Sandifer defense vote on H.3290

December 12, 2013

An Oconee state lawmaker defends his vote on a solid waste bill—a piece of legislation he co-sponsored. H. 3290, also called “Business Freedom to Choose Act,” passed the House of Representatives and awaits action in the Senate. The legislation place State Rep. Bill Sandifer of Seneca at loggerheads with the group Voice of Southern Oconee,…

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  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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