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First phase costs rise at Echo Hills

February 6, 2013
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Oconee County councilmen are unhappy that the cost of first phase development at the Echo Hills industrial park on highway 11 is increasing by $100 thousand. At second reading last night, what had been a $2.5 million general obligation bond rose by $100 thousand. County Administrator Scott Moulder explained the added cost reflects the handling…

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Missing truck now considered stolen

February 6, 2013
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A new model truck discovered missing at a Seneca dealership is now considered to have been stolen, and the police are investigating. The police have identified the truck taken from Leader Ford on By-Pass 123 as a 2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4 X 4 white with tan rock panels. To try to locate the…

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Two straight days of threats

February 6, 2013
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Two straight days of telephoned bomb threats keep law enforcement busy trying to catch the caller. The threats have been concentrated in and around Seneca to schools, banks, retail stores, and the hospital. Police Chief John Covington says, “We have had the voice described as male, then female and then a computer generated voice.” One…

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OCC acts after executive session

February 6, 2013
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Legal complications are delaying the transfer of the former Oconee Courthouse. After a closed door session and without further explanation, County Council voted to table third and final reading of the ordinance that would convey the building and property to hotel developers. Answering reporters’ questions, County Administrator Scott Moulder said the delay should not be…

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Highway contractor paying late penalty

February 5, 2013
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For failure to finish the work by the end of an extended contract period, the general contractor for Sheep Farm Road is paying a late penalty, according to Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT. Miller said the penalties assessed the US Group of Columbia are liquidated damages the amount of which, Miller says,…

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Contractor gets four OC resurfacing jobs

February 5, 2013
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During the last month of winter and the first two months of spring, Oconeeans can look for crews from a Greenville road paver at resurfacing projects near Seneca and Walhalla. Ashmore Brothers has been awarded a contract to resurface sections of four roads and highways. And Ryan Miller, construction engineer for the DOT, says a…

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Communiy access for dental work

February 5, 2013
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The Oconee Medical Center Foundation recently accepted a $30 thousand gift from the Howard Green Foundation to help fund a new community access dental clinic for low income, un-insured adults through the Mountain Lakes Access Health network. The gift was made possible through the efforts of Ivor Rich, the Green Family Foundation vice president who…

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CU to dedicate new Life Sciences Facility

February 5, 2013
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CU to dedicate new Life Sciences Facility

In a public ceremony, Clemson University will dedicate the new, 100 thousand square foot Life Sciences Facility on campus. Friday’s public events include the dedication ceremony at 1 o’clock and self-guided tours of the facility from 1:30 to 3:30. The facility, adjacent to the Poole Agricultural Center near the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts,…

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Graham disapproves of Hagel

February 5, 2013
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Lindsey Graham says a fellow Republican is the wrong choice to be the next Defense Secretary. The South Carolina U-S senator issued this statement today on the nomination of Chuck Hagel: “Chuck Hagel is a good man, but these are dangerous times. What kind of signal are we sending to the Iranians when our nominee…

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Careful! Deer out and about

February 5, 2013
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Wildlife and human civilization are mixing in a poor way today in Oconee County. State troopers report two collisions this morning involving deer and motor vehicles. The first took place shortly before 7:30 on s. highway 11. Nearly 90 minutes later, there was a second accident on S.C. 130 at Keowee Key.

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