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$10M investment headed to Seneca, Dietterick says

November 6, 2013

A new development to make as much as a $10 million investment in Seneca by locating on property adjacent to the new Hampton Inn and Suites was announced by Seneca’s Greg Dietterick during last night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The city administrator used the agenda spot for extended public comment to extol the…

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“Barrels on fire”

November 6, 2013

Fire fighters were sent to a Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca address late last night where they found barrels on fire at the Triple-H recycling center. That fire was extinguished quickly and did not require the presence of the county’s HAZMAT squad, according to Oconee County Dispatch.

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Hiker wounded at Mountain Rest

November 6, 2013

A Blackhawk helicopter zipped east across the Walhalla sky late yesterday afternoon—transporting an injured hiker for medical treatment. Fire fighters, in their cross-training as medical responders, went to the assistance of a man said to have been the unintentional victim of a gun shot wound in the vicinity of SC 28 and Yellow Branch Falls.…

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Walhalla-Westminster results

November 5, 2013

Voters at Westminster chose change today. The two council incumbents were defeated. Winning the city’s three council seats were Doug Williams, with 107; Yousef Mefleh with 97; and Bill Brockington with 90. The other finishers were incumbent Reid Adams, 56; incumbent Rusty Cater, 71; and Susan Ramey, with 77. Two Walhalla council incumbents are the…

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A deal between PRWD and Hart County

November 5, 2013

Word from Oakway this afternoon: Pioneer Rural Water has a rough agreement in place for the district to piggyback onto Hart County, Georgia’s Lake Hartwell withdrawal permit for the supply of water for the plant Pioneer is planning inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park. The Pioneer board gave Terry Pruitt, the general manager, the authority…

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Rescue in progress!

November 5, 2013

Walhalla fire fighters, in their cross-training capacity as medical responders, are among those in Mountain Rest this afternoon assisting a man who is said to be the unintentional victim of a gun shot wound in the vicinity of SC 28 and Yellow Branch Falls. Arrangements are being made for a helicopter to fly the wounded…

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Four implicated in school theft

November 5, 2013

The police in Walhalla say an 18-year old man and three youngsters of juvenile age have been implicated in the theft last week of a computer from a room at the James Brown Elementary School. Curtis Rogers, assistant chief, said the young man of adult age—Thomas Jay Simmons—has been charged with burglary second degree. Rogers…

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Homeowner and defendant called to testify

November 5, 2013

Another defendant in Stoneledge versus IMK Development and others took the stand today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. The lawyer for Stoneledge townhouse owners called home builder Rick Thoeness. The home builder’s company, Marick Construction, became involved in the project to build and sell Stoneledge town homes, after the original builder, Bostic Brothers Construction,…

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JRSA to hold permit, despite no immediate use

November 5, 2013

Scott Moulder and Bob Winchester have talked, and both agree there’s a need to hold onto a state permit—for which there is no immediate need. Winchester, executive director for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, announced at last night’s commissioners meeting that $800 dollars is being paid to DHEC to renew the land application treated…

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Libraries to line up for the new penny tax

November 5, 2013

Chairman Danny Day of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees says library projects countywide, not just one in Seneca, should be considered as beneficiaries of a one-cent local sales tax—in the event voters say yes during what’s expected to be a referendum one year from now. It’s not a matter of if the county libraries…

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