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Municipal leaders see strength in numbers

August 12, 2014

Part of last night’s meeting of the Oconee Municipal Association was spent by the mayors and the council members simply getting to know each other. They agreed it has been far too long since they last met. Seneca Mayor Alexander, Walhalla Mayor Edwards and the others left Seneca City Hall last night in agreement that…

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Public’s input can help solve crime

August 12, 2014

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office can use your help to solve the theft of last week of a vehicle near Salem. The crime was reported Thursday morning on n. highway 11 near Fall Creek Road. Stolen was a 1980s model Chevy flatbed with a grey cab and a black bed. Deputies quote the owner as saying…

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Seneca intersection needs “open-heart surgery”

August 12, 2014

Seneca’s 123-130/E. N. 1st Street intersection has received a new coating of asphalt but, in the opinion of the city administrator, that’s not enough. Greg Dietterick last night said the intersection requires “open-heart surgery.” At a meeting of the Oconee Municipal Association, Dietterick said he’s hopeful that the government service agency, the South Carolina Appalachian…

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Municipal leaders make their choice

August 12, 2014

The mayor pro-tem of Westminster, Bill Brockington, will represent the Oconee Municipal Association on the board of directors of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments. County municipal leaders say it’s an important position because those who serve can be influential in securing government grants for local improvement projects. Brockington, a retiree, is eager to…

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Qualifying closes with no changes

August 11, 2014

The qualifying period for Oconee School Board candidates expired at the noon hour today, with no changes. That means Andy Inabinet, incumbent and board of trustees chairman, goes into the November General Election as the one and only ballot candidate for Seat Three, the Seneca area. There is ballot competition for Seat One. Incumbent Jerry…

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NEA grant for Pickens

August 11, 2014

National Endowment funds in the amount of $25 thousand are coming to the city of Pickens. The announcement was made Jane Chu, chairman of the NEA. Sixty-six projects in 38 states are being approved for $5 million worth of “Our Town” grant money. The money for Pickens will go to the project Preserving Our Southern…

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Stolen car destroyed in fiery accident

August 11, 2014

A car stolen on Friday near Walhalla turned up in a fiery accident near West Union. And Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports one person has been arrested. Law enforcement records show Nathan Dwight Heaton, 34, of Mountain Rest charged with grand larceny after a 2000 Dodge Stratus was stolen from an address on the Westminmster Highway.…

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Road repairs underway!

August 11, 2014

Repair work started this morning on a county road in the Tamassee Community.  According to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Services, Saturday night’s torrential downpours washed out Lester Lane.  Earlier Krein mis-identified the damaged road as Bumgardner Drive.

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Vacancy to be filled in Salem

August 11, 2014

A vacancy in Salem is to be filled tomorrow night when Jim Williams is scheduled for the oath of office as municipal judge. Williams, an attorney in Seneca, is to be sworn in during the regular August meeting of town council, which begins at 6 o’clock.

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Car runs off I-85

August 11, 2014
Car runs off I-85

Public safety responders report a car left I-85 southbound in Oconee County and struck a sign for the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway.  No one reported hurt in the accident below the highway 59 bridge over the interstate.  State troopers reported the accident shortly before 6:30 this morning.  Among the responders:  members of the Fair Play…

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  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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