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Special exception OK’d

September 19, 2013

Oconee tonight is on the way to getting a new jail. The Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals voted to grant the county a special exception that’ll allow the new jail to be built on the cemetery side of the current penal facility. The vote was 5-1-1. And afterward Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said he’s confident that…

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TV pilot to film at the Lighthouse

September 19, 2013

A Lake Keowee restaurant developer says a film company will use parts of his restaurant for an episode of a pilot TV program. Dick Cottingham of the Lighthouse Restaurant says Orion Star Productions of Burbank, California hopes to use the Lighthouse bar in making the series called “Morningside.” From what Cottingham understands Morningside will attempt…

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Saluting Seneca’s teachers of the year!

September 19, 2013

Teachers of the Year from Seneca’s five public schools were treated to lunch and given plaques by the Rotary Club. Rotarian Wayne Gallimore said he’s impressed that the choices made as to who deserves teacher of the year are selections made by the teacher’s peers. This year’s honor goes to Tara Bowen of Seneca High…

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Washington squabble puts Duncan visit at risk

September 19, 2013

The partisan discord in the nation’s capital between Democrats and Republicans over Obamacare and a potential government shutdown may force Congressman Jeff Duncan to cancel plans next week to make public appearances in Oconee County. Seneca Rotary Club President Lowell Macher today spoke in a tone of resignation that Duncan will have to cancel his…

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Honea: an early Sewer South believer

September 19, 2013

Emissary or intermediary? Which title befits a southern Oconeean who has been a believer in Sewer South and the Golden Corner Commerce Park from the early days? Ryan Honea this week drew the thanks of Council Chairman Joel Thrift by taking the time and effort to speak to southern Oconeeans whose properties run along the…

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Conference call to decide funding request

September 19, 2013

Chairman Sam Dickson of Oconee’s State “C” Fund Committee says he’ll schedule a conference call of committee members in two weeks for a decision on whether to fund what’s been described as a “temporary fix” to a traffic backup on Seneca By-Pass 123. On behalf of the South Carolina DOT, Randy Russell asked the “C”…

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State “C” funds committed for GCCP

September 19, 2013

South Carolina “C” fund money will be used to pave a “T”-shaped road within the Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. At the request of Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, the county “C” fund committee this morning committed $200 thousand for the project. Moulder said the county had received a contractor’s estimate of more…

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Road work to close part of Seneca street

September 19, 2013

A contractor has announced that part of Seneca’s N. Townville Street will be closed starting Monday for road construction. According to Earth Materials Grading of Belton, N. Townville Street—from E. N. 2nd to Hopkins Road—will remain closed until mid December. Affected traffic should follow a detour route onto N. Depot by E. N. 2nd and…

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Jail exception hearing tonight

September 19, 2013

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw hopes the second time will be the charm! The Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals tonight will sit in judgment of the worthiness of the county’s newest application to build the replacement jail—opposite the 36-year old jail on S. Church Street. The board two years ago denied the county a special exception to…

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Water confab at the Hartwell Dam

September 19, 2013
Water confab at the Hartwell Dam

 Historic is the way a Georgia state lawmaker described yesterday’s meeting about water. State, federal and local leadership joined together at the Hartwell Dam to discuss how better to manage the Savannah River basin. The Georgia and South Carolina governors were there, and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley praised efforts to work together. Oconeean Ben Turetsky…

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