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Two RFQs received for Walhalla Streetscape

August 14, 2013

Two companies showed interest today in the job of designing and building the Walhalla Streetscape project. Both companies hail from the Upstate. They are Seamon-Whitesides of Greenville and Langley Land Planning and Association of Easley. At City Hall, city officials said the companies responded to requests for qualifications. The submissions apparently do not include how…

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Walhalla can learn from Hendersonville, Moss says

August 14, 2013

Today’s an important day for Streetscape. Walhalla is scheduled to learn just how much interest there is from potential contractors willing to re-work Main Street, across the downtown’s core business district. Proposals from design-build firms are due at City Hall no later than 2:30 this afternoon. A recent visit to Hendersonville, North Carolina has Walhalla…

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Trial moves to the defense stage

August 14, 2013

In two days, the plaintiff’s side made its case for medical malpractice against an Oconee County physician. Now it’s the chance for Dr. Frank Rao’s side to present its defense.  A jury will decide. The Rao side began its defense this morning by calling to the stand a fellow Oconee doctor—Greg Enders, an anesthesiologist at…

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Seneca FFA members to make KY road trip

August 14, 2013
Seneca FFA members to make KY road trip

  Five FFA students at Seneca High School are planning a trip this fall to the national convention in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll be there in October. Taking part as finalists in the national agri-science fair will be Alexus Moore, Brittany Shook, K’Undra Martin, Emmalee Rawlings, and Christa Addis. The fair is competition for FFA members interested…

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10 personnel deployed

August 14, 2013

Ten Oconee County fire personnel cross the county line into Anderson this morning to help fire fighters battle an apartment complex fire. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the fire occurred at the Azalea apartments at I-85 and SC 187—the Wild Hog Road.  

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Pushing paraphernalia out!

August 14, 2013

In Seneca last night, Frankie Pearson asked the mayor and city council to require the enforcement of a law on the books that forbids stores from selling items that illegal drug users can fashion to facilitate their habit. “They’re selling crack pipes in our stores in this county, Pearson said during the public comment period…

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Need work? New Seneca Hampton Inn hiring

August 14, 2013

The newest hospitality and accommodations project in Oconee County is looking for a staff. The new Hampton Inn and Suites in Seneca is looking for workers, including someone to manage housekeeping. Those interested in working at the 100-room hotel should apply at the Clemson Hampton Inn. Sherrie Cobb, director of sales for the Hampton Inn,…

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An update on what happened to visiting team

August 13, 2013

More than a week has gone by since a group of visitors to Seneca became the victims of a crime for which the motive is not easily explained. The theft of $9 thousand equipment belonging to a Sumter baseball team remains under investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. A Crimestoppers (864/638-STOP) reward remains posted for…

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Expert witness for the plaintiff

August 13, 2013

A Massachusetts doctor, testifying this afternoon for the plaintiff, said it’s his opinion a Seneca doctor was “grossly negligent” in his care of a surgery patient who died in a hospice home at 27 years old. Dr. Robert Carpenter testified as an expert witness in ear, nose, throat, and neck thyroid surgery. He testified for…

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Oconee wrong end on highway safety list

August 13, 2013

A list put together by the motor club AAA places Oconee and Pickens among the state’s most dangerous counties for motorcycle accidents. The most dangerous county for motorcycle collisions and injurious motorcycle crashes was Horry County, home to Myrtle Beach. After Horry, other counties ranked as the best chance of being in a motorcycle collision…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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