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Public may speak on proposed land deal

May 31, 2013

Oconee County Council entertains public comment next week on a proposal to sell a small part of its Golden Corner Commerce Park to allow Pioneer Rural Water District to build a treatment plant. The public hearing is high on the agenda for Tuesday night’s 6 o’clock meeting in council chambers. An Atlanta, Georgia certified public…

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OC seniors taking final exams

May 31, 2013

In the last week of the public school year, Oconee seniors are taking exams—-and those results are a key to final grades that’ll impact the numbers of students who will qualify for diplomas. An announcement of the final numbers, according to Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas, will be made next week. Graduation day for the seniors…

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CoC awards Ambassador scholarship

May 31, 2013

A Walhalla girl who one day would like to serve her city government was announced last night the winner of a scholarship awarded by the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce. The announcement of the $500 scholarship for Marley Fischer was made during the chamber’s annual membership and award dinner last night at the civic…

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One special exception OK’d, second deferred

May 31, 2013

Duke Energy will be allowed to put up a five-story office building within the protected area of Oconee Nuclear Station, but a separate request to allow a cell phone tower at Long Creek was deferred until next month. Several Long Creek property owners and others turned out to oppose a cell tower they say would…

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Seneca home lay in ruins

May 31, 2013

Fire, believed to have started in the basement, has taken a heavy toll on Seneca’s Normandy Shores peninsula. Hours after fire fighters were sent to 407 Northampton Road smoke spewed from the Kennedy home. A husband, wife, and their grandson all managed to get out of the house without injury. Because of the wood components…

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Bogus bills turn up in Walhalla and West Union

May 30, 2013

Fake currency has turned up in Walhalla and West Union, and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating. The first incident occurred last Saturday in Walhalla when a woman who was in the process of selling a piece of furniture discovered the intended buyer had left her with a counterfeit $20 bill. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for…

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Roundup UPDATE

May 30, 2013

The numbers of drug suspects being sent to the Oconee Detention Center from today’s sweep by the Seneca Police Department is expected to swell the prisoner count. At last report, 18 to 20 of the 38 suspects were in custody. Capt. Steve Pruitt at the Law Enforcement Center said today’s overall count stood at 133—11…

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Why “scoping” sessions differs from public hearing

May 30, 2013

The heading of an announcement reads, “Public hearings Begin to Plan for the Future of Atlanta-Charlotte Passenger Rail Service.” But a representative of the South Carolina Department of Transportation today explained why it’s better to refer to next week’s events as public “scoping” sessions in place of public hearings. “It’s more general in nature, more…

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Thirty-eight drug suspects sought

May 30, 2013

In Seneca, the war against drugs is an ongoing struggle. And that struggle has resumed today with a police round up of 38 suspects—wanted on 70 warrants, charging an array of offenses, according to Police Chief John Covington. By 10 o’clock this morning, 20 suspects had been arrested. Covington says the sweep will continue through…

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ACC Clean Energy Challenge

May 30, 2013

A team of Clemson University bio-systems engineering faculty and students won a $5 thousand second place prize in the ACC Clean Energy Challenge. Named Brewcovery, the team created a plan for converting food and brewery waste into sustainable products for growing grains and energy crops.

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  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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