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Off to the coast they are bound!

July 23, 2013

Members of Oconee County Council will attend this year’s conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties. The meetings and events are planned Friday, August 2-Wednesday, August 7 on Hilton Head, at the Marriott Beach and Golf Resort.  

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A daylight home burglary near Westminster

July 23, 2013

A day-time home burglary near Westminster is being investigated by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, with help from family members of the victim. The burglary occurred late yesterday morning on Wisteria Drive near U-S 76. According to the investigating officer’s report, a family member reacted quickly yesterday by removing the keys from the ignition of a…

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Seneca may have found a tenant!

July 23, 2013

Seneca may have found a tenant for its industrial park complex on the grounds of the former Pro Pex Plant on Shiloh Road. At its meeting tomorrow, the board of directors of the Seneca Facilities Corporation will take up “one or more lease agreements” involving property at what is commonly referred to as the Seneca…

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Beauty to reign supreme!

July 23, 2013

Golden Corner Pageants presents a triple crown pageant this weekend in Walhalla. The evening, called “Let’s Rock”, begins at 7:30 Saturday night at the high school. Winners will represent South Carolina’s Golden Corner in the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant in November in North Charleston. Eleven contestants are entered…

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Fill out a ballot for Seneca!

July 23, 2013

Even if you don’t ride a “CAT” bus, Seneca wants your opinion as to the color scheme that’s selected for its fleet of electric buses. Seneca has contracted with a company to make the electric buses, but now’s the time to select their colors, according to Riley Johnson, Seneca Events Coordinator. Johnson says you can…

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Tax-free weekend in two weeks!

July 23, 2013

A tax-free weekend will soon greet consumers buying back-to-school supplies, clothes, household items and computers. South Carolina’s 14th annual Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a-m Friday, August 2 and finishes at midnight Sunday, August 4. According to an announcement by the Oconee School District, the county’s classroom teachers will receive a $275 check for…

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Website values return for a CU degree

July 23, 2013

A website’s list on the rate of return for someone with a college degree shows that Clemson graduates get the highest return on their college investments than those at other colleges and universities in South Carolina. AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranked the top colleges in South Carolina with low net costs in tuition and fees whose graduates have…

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ROW acquisition starts this month

July 23, 2013

The state this month begins right-of-way acquisition to allow for improvements at the tricky junction of S.C. 59 and 24 in the Crossroads Community. Senator Thomas Alexander and Representative Bill Sandifer are told in a letter from DOT Traffic Safety Engineer Brett Harrelson that additional rights-of-way will be needed to make way for adding left…

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Emergency Department soon to be its own patient

July 23, 2013

Soon some patience is going to be required of Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department. The time draws near for the start of a 12-phase renovation of the emergency section of the hospital. Pat Smith, vice president for patient care, says the work is to be undertaken in 12 separate phases, with nurse’s station the first…

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Patient numbers down and income is reflected

July 23, 2013

The consuming public simply has little time for going to the hospital in summer, and Oconee Medical Center’s financial ledgers for June are reflecting that. Kevin Herbert, finance officer for OMC, told the board of directors the budget writers were off the mark in June. “Our total consolidated net revenue was about $864 thousand under…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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