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Riordan to be here adress hospital merger

July 10, 2014

The president/CEO of Greenville Health System, Michael Riordan, has accepted an invitation to come to Oconee County to speak to a meeting of the Oconee Economic Alliance. And Glenn Buddin, alliance chairman, says he expects Riordan will talk about the large health care provider and its imminent take over of the Oconee Medical Center. The…

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Drug-seized vehicles and equipment to highest bids

July 10, 2014

Drug-seized vehicles and equipment in the possession of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office will go to auction next month and be available to the highest bidder. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw announces the auction will take place at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, August 2 at the County Vehicle Maintenance Facility at 15026 Wells Highway, Seneca. The vehicles and…

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Moulder calls it a re-affirmation

July 10, 2014

What Scott Moulder heard at a meeting today was music to the ears of the Oconee County administrator. What the South Carolina State Ports Authority has to offer in the way of its main port in Charleston and its new in-land port at Greer is a re-affirmation, Moulder says, of the county’s partnership with Seneca…

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South Carolina’s main port takes no backseat

July 10, 2014

The main South Carolina port at Charleston is a busy place, but an official says you can expect the harbor port to become an even busier place in the future as the port improves, expands and adds customers. Jack Ellenburg of the South Carolina State Ports Authority elicited  wows from the crowd hearing him at…

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Dangerous exotic signs available

July 10, 2014
Dangerous exotic signs available

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw is spreading the word to owners of all dangerous exotic animals in Oconee County that warnings signs are available for posting. In a meeting this week, Crenshaw and members of an Oconee County Council public safety committee agreed to ask residents who own such animals to voluntarily place a sign on their…

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Wal-Mart worker arrested

July 9, 2014

A man who worked at the Seneca Wal-Mart has been arrested and charged with taking about $5 thousand in cash from the store. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Kenneth Dewayne McElreath on Tuesday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Sheriff’s reports identified the 38-year old McElreath as a former…

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Heavy equipment work recommended at industrial park

July 9, 2014

Up to $370 thousand worth of improvements are being recommended at Oconee’s under-construction Golden Corner Commerce Park near Fair Play. And County Council Tuesday next week will consider a recommendation that the county rent the necessary heavy construction equipment to complete the task. The recommendation before council Tuesday night is divide the rental agreement among…

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Economic Alliance holds forum

July 9, 2014

An official of the South Carolina State Ports Authority drops anchor tomorrow morning in Oconee County, to make a presentation on how the authority is working to compete in today’s global economy and the importance of a new “inland port” in Greer. Jack Ellenburg, senior vice president of economic development and projects, is guest speaker…

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Second Seneca museum to move forward

July 9, 2014

After an executive session, Seneca City Council committed the city to build its first museum reflecting local African-American history. According to Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, the council approved the drawings for the project. Those drawings are now to be sent to the finance committee for action on how the city will fund a project that could…

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Where exactly is the restaurant?

July 9, 2014

At its location in front of Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the McDonald’s Restaurant has long been known as the West Union McDonald’s. But where exactly does the popular restaurant sit—in or outside town limits? Mayor Linda Oliver says a determination carries great importance, with implications to town taxes and building permits. The town hopes to…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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