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First day event at Devil’s Fork State Park

December 16, 2013

Christmas is a week away, but those who make up Friends of Jocassee are thinking ahead to the start of 2014. The Lake Jocassee group is announcing plans for a First Day celebration at Devil’s Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee. They are planning a 5K run, guided ranger hikes, and a loon plunge in…

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Tea Party meeting to focus on Senate race

December 16, 2013

A meeting this week of the Seneca Tea Party focuses on next year’s race for the U-S Senate in South Carolina. The meeting takes place 6:30 to 8:30 Thursday night in the Seneca Gignilliat Community Center, and the public is invited.

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DHEC re-structuring closes Oconee office

December 16, 2013

The state health agency’s decision to regionalize means no more Oconee County office for copies of birth and death certificates. But the Oconee coroner’s office has advice on where and how to obtain a birth or death certificate which may be required to obtain a driver’s license, passport, documentation for employment, or life insurance benefits.…

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Projects won’t sell themselves, Fuller says

December 13, 2013

Don Fuller said today that no matter how attractive a project might sound, the project alone won’t sell itself. And that’s why Fuller recommended to his fellow Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners today it’s incumbent that those who favor a one-cent local sales tax referendum envisioned for next year’s general election take an active…

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Fair Play parade moved to Sunday

December 13, 2013

Fair Play parade organizers have been watching the weather. Ahead of all the rain and cold temperatures for tomorrow, the 2013 Fair Play Christmas parade has moved to its inclement weather date. It’ll now take place Sunday at 2.

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Howiler to leave the OMC board

December 13, 2013

A change in leadership is ahead for the policy-making board at Oconee Medical Center. Dr. Bill Howiler, the current board chairman, is ineligible for re-appointment to the board after completing two straight four-year terms. A hospital spokesman says Howiler’s replacement will be voted on during the board’s January meeting. Walhalla resident Thelma Miller currently serves…

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Thrift in line for contract

December 13, 2013

A road builder near Seneca is in line for an Oconee County paving contract worth more than $340 thousand. Oconee County staff recommends County Council award the contract to Thrift Development, low bidder for the work. Four roads are involved, two in the Seneca area—Dobson Cove and East Capewood Avenue; and two are in the…

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“An unexpected opportunity to purchase” 102 Lura Lane

December 13, 2013

At its meeting next week, Oconee County Council will consider a resolution to buy additional property for its project to build a new jail. According to information that has gone out with the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, “This resolution addresses an unexpected opportunity to purchase a tract of real property abutting the construction site for…

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Bids to be let for OC highway work

December 13, 2013

By the middle of next year, Oconee motorists should be able to enjoy a smoother surface on which to maneuver through one of the county’s busiest intersections.  A DOT official tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the state’s bid letting to re-surface a short section of 123 at Seneca will take place in January, with the expectation that…

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Photos with Santa for a good cause!

December 13, 2013

By taking advantage of an opportunity for photos with Kris Kringle himself, you’ll be helping one of Oconee’s best causes tomorrow—-the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. All photos will cost $10 dollars and the proceeds go to help animals housed at the shelter. Children and well-mannered leased pets are welcome from 10 a-m to 2…

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Calendar

  • March 6, 2015Silver Dollar Concert
  • March 6, 2015 8:00 pmAndy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium
  • March 7, 2015Benefit Hot Dog Plate Sale for Aleine Teague
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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