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County tells Walhalla it’s willing!

May 8, 2013
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After a long closed-door meeting, Oconee County Council has directed its administrator to tell Walhalla that the county is willing to help arrange state prison inmate labor to restore the municipal swim pool. In line with the action taken after executive session, the county—through Sheriff Mike Crenshaw—would be responsible for housing, feeding, transportation and normal…

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Seminar tonight on veterans benefits

May 7, 2013
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Oconee Veterans Affairs Officer Jerry Dyar holds a seminar at 6 tonight at Belvedere Commons in Seneca. The purpose: to educate veterans and their spouses on benefits and changes.

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CU to get new Greenville presence

May 7, 2013
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Clemson University announced the receipt of a gift today of a 70-thousand square foot building in downtown Greenville. It’s envisioned to be the home of the university’s College of Business and Behavioral Science—the largest graduate program with more than 300 students. According to the announcement, the multiple story building is the gift from the partners…

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Congressman making up his mind

May 7, 2013
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Whether the bill to let states collect tax on Internet sales will follow the regular House committee process or go straight to floor for a vote was unclear earlier today, according to information from the office of Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan. A spokesman for the Laurens Republican said he is still listening to peoples’…

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Office building would exceed county’s height limit

May 7, 2013
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A five-story office building in the planning by Duke Energy would rise so high that it would exceed Oconee County’s height limit for buildings. According to Josh Stephens, county zoning administrator, any request for a building exceeding 65 feet in height automatically triggers consideration by the board of zoning appeals. Duke’s building would reach 80…

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Special week at the welcome centers

May 7, 2013
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Drivers who pull into the welcome centers as they enter South Carolina this week will notice a party going on. It’s South Carolina’s way to extend a special welcome to visitors. The state Welcome Center at Fair Play on I-85 is one place for the grand celebration. Dawn Duncan, tourism manager at the Fair Play…

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Will OC students PASS?

May 7, 2013
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Nearly five thousand Oconee public school students are clearing their desks today for the PASS test. The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards is a test for grades 3-8. Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, says, “I know our teachers have worked hard to prepare students in Grades 3-8, and I wish our students the best of…

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Vietnam vets install officers

May 7, 2013
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Vietnam vets install officers

Officers are in place for Oconee County’s Vietnam Veterans organization. Ernest Riley is the president; Dave Bertges, vice president; Rick Gibson, secretary; and Harvey Spencer, treasurer. The Roger Merck Chapter #1017, Vietnam Veterans of America meets the fourth Monday of the month at the American Legion Post home on Walhalla’s North Church Street. The gatherings…

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Adding onto the church!

May 7, 2013
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In a regulatory hearing tonight in Clemson, a contractor seeks approval for an addition to the University Lutheran Church. The applicant is the Trehel Corporation. Tonight’s Board of Architectural Review hearing begins at 6 o’clock at City Hall.

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Seneca’s share of the load increases

May 7, 2013
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Oconee’s largest municipality will bear a larger load of the obligation during the next year to pay the costs of wastewater treatment. During a discussion last night of the next budget, Bob Winchester of Joint Regional Sewer Authority announced Seneca’s percentage of the treatment costs will increase by approximately two percent—from 61 to 63%. It’s…

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  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
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