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Temporary bridge opened in Pickens County

November 14, 2013

The South Carolina DOT opened a temporary bridge yesterday afternoon to replace the existing, damaged section on Jones Mill Road over Six Mile Creek in Pickens County near Daniel High School. The DOT uses temporary bridges because they save money by reconnecting motorists sooner than if they had to spend time and fuel on detours…

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Estimate: SCAG opinion 2-3 weeks off

November 13, 2013

The Oconee Treasurer and the county School District may have to wait only a few more weeks before the State’s opinion is ready on whether the district must receive a share of annual fees and penalties associated with county tax payments. Two months ago County Treasurer Greg Nowell, when challenged by the public schools, announced…

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Missionary hears from wife in the Philippines

November 13, 2013

An Oconee County-based missionary breathed a sigh of relief today on hearing from his wife in the Philippines, for the first time since a typhoon hit. Billy Owens, missionary for Unity Baptist Church, married a Philippine. By phone this morning, she told him she is OK—though she barely escaped injury or death. Unity Baptist Church…

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Fire hydrants in the middle of Main? Why not?

November 13, 2013

The Walhalla fire chief is thinking out of the box when it comes to Streetscape. Chief Doug Kelley has confirmed he has approached utilities superintendent Scott Parris with the idea of re-locating Main Street fire hydrants to the median, as part of the re-make of a four-block section downtown. Preliminary to converting Main Street, from…

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CU campus readies for night game

November 13, 2013

Tomorrow night’s ACC tilt between the Yellowjackets of Georgia Tech and the Tigers of Clemson University necessitates changes in tomorrow’s work schedule on the Clemson campus. “The employees are being asked to end their work day at noon Thursday. For the afternoon, they’ll be paid through the annual leave program, so they’ll be paid for…

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Two Walhalla traffic accidents

November 13, 2013

Two Walhalla traffic accidents occurred during the 9 o’clock hour this morning. Each occurred within a few minutes of the other and within one block of the other. The police say no one was hurt in either accident. The first wreck involved a government pick up truck and a van in what the police say…

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“Lakeview is their home”

November 13, 2013
“Lakeview is their home”

 Oconee County’s small Lakeview Assisted Living Facility, to some, may be a place forgotten or ignored. But its importance is striking, according to Doug Wright. The executive director of Senior Solutions said it took him a couple of years to properly grasp the role that Lakeview plays for those seniors with basically nowhere to go.…

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Camp tent near Seneca site of four arrests

November 13, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers say four people were ticketed for littering and violating the county’s drug paraphernalia law Saturday afternoon near Seneca, in the vicinity of Wells Highway and Stork’s Way. Officers were there to answer a call about someone living in a tent. They reported finding drug paraphernalia around the camp site and a red-colored…

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“We hope this never happens again”

November 13, 2013

The Seneca project to build a utilities complex in a neighborhood where it is not wanted is on an indefinite hold. In the meantime, a committee representing both the city and the homeowners will try for a resolution or a compromise. Mayor Dan Alexander made the announcement at last night’s city council meeting where protesters…

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Lakeview $10 thousand the better!

November 12, 2013

A small assisted living care facility, tucked away in a rural part of Oconee County, is $10 thousand better off today, thanks to the generosity of the foundation representing the communications giant Verizon. The donation by Verizon to Lakeview Assisted Care Facility, under the operation of Senior Solutions, was officially announced today in a ceremony…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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