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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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Walhalla invites water study proposals

November 5, 2013

Securing Walhalla’s source for water has been a top priority for a couple of the city’s mayors. Now Walhalla invites qualified engineering companies to submit proposals to study a new raw water source and plant upgrade or replacement. Scott Parris, Walhalla utilities director, says his city wants to hear from professional engineers as to what…

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Case remains with plaintiffs’ side

November 5, 2013

A Trehel Corporation employee testified yesterday in the trial over the quality of work at a complex of Lake Keowee townhouses. John Folk’s testimony followed that of Derek Hodgin’s. A professional engineer, Hodgin was employed on behalf of Stoneledge homeowners to assess what’s needed to repair their townhomes. After a one-day break last Friday, the…

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Amid protests, project delayed

November 5, 2013

After meeting with protesters, Seneca’s utilities director says his city will wait one more week before starting work to convert a former school into the city’s new Light and Water complex. The first work begun yesterday morning came to an abrupt halt when protesters from neighborhood told workers to stop. “We didn’t know this was…

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Votes count today in two Oconee towns

November 5, 2013

Atop the hour (at 7 a-m,) Walhalla and Westminster voters may begin to cast their ballots to fill city council seats in their cities. Voting takes place at each city’s fire department and will continue until 7 tonight. In both Walhalla and Westminster, it’s a six-for-three proposition—meaning that each ballot contains the names of six…

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Police say man arrested driving stolen golf cart

November 5, 2013

Campus police at Clemson say they have arrested an 18-year old man who they say was driving a stolen golf cart. Grant Harris Henning of Little Silver, New Jersey was arrested around 2:30 Saturday morning after the campus police say they stopped a golf cart that was being driven with no lights on Cherry Road.…

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Pedestrian arrested at West Union

November 4, 2013

A man seen walking late at night in the middle of a West Union street was stopped by a county deputy and later arrested on three charges. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy approached the man to learn his identity and find out why he was walking in the middle of Railroad Street—in the…

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Civil trial enters week two

November 4, 2013

After a one-day break Friday, the trial over the quality of work at a complex of Lake Keowee townhouses resumed today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. In the first half of today, plaintiff’s witness Derek Hodgin completed his testimony. Hodgin was employed on behalf of Stoneledge homeowners to assess what needs to be done…

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Three OC police chiefs attend statewide meet

November 4, 2013

Three municipal chiefs of police from Oconee County were in Myrtle Beach over the weekend for a conference meeting of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association. Westminster Chief Dean Awalt said one of the conference speakers, the assistant police chief in Newtown, Connecticut imparted valuable information about how small town police departments can cope with…

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Protesters say site clearing called off temporarily

November 4, 2013

At least for the time being, a protest has succeeded in stopping the clearing of a former school property for a Seneca utilities complex. And the protesters, homeowners in the Adams subdivision, have been promised a meeting later today with Bob Faires, city utilities superintendent. Sandra Gray and others who have signed a petition campaign…

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