Board to hearing zoning variance

At City Hall tonight in Seneca, the board of zoning appeals entertains a request to vary from the zoning ordinance. The applicant and property owners are Joel Rice and E Squared Ventures for property zoned highway commercial at 15684 Wells Highway. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock.

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Recycling top priority for Oconee Solid Waste

A report from the Department of Health and Environmental Control shows Oconee one of only three South Carolina counties to exceed the state recycling goal of 40% in fiscal year 2013. DHEC’s Solid Waste Management Annual Report was released this week. Oconee Solid Waste staff and users of the manned convenience centers reduced the amount of municipal solid waste that […]

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Oconee chooses Teacher of Year

A faculty member at the Hamilton Career Center has been proclaimed Teacher of the Year in the Oconee School District. The honor bestowed on Jonas Crooks came during an event yesterday afternoon at Walhalla High School. Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle Schoo, Tammy Bramlettt of West-Oak Middle School and Stephanie Brewer of Tamassee-Salem Middle School were selected Honor Roll Teachers […]

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Have a question for the candidates?

Salem extends the welcome mat for the public to meet and hear the candidates this year for the area seat on Oconee County Council. The town’s political forum tomorrow night is reserved for Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick, the two Republicans who meet for the District One seat in the June Republican primary. The forum will take place in the […]

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United front marshaled for 1-cent tax

Those who have a stake in the success of an Oconee County ballot proposition this fall intend to offer a united front when it comes to its passage. An example is the attitude taken by Danny Day, an assistant public defender who chairs the Oconee Library Board of Trustees. Day predicts that adding a penny to the sales tax charged […]

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Open house to discuss Oconee Nuclear’s performance

The government’s nuclear watchdog has scheduled an open house to discuss how well the Oconee Nuclear Station did its job in 2013. It’s an informal open house scheduled by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take place 6 o’clock Thursday evening, May 22 at Duke’s World of Energy, and the public is invited. There will be information posters and NRC staff […]

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Fake FedEx checks passed in Walhalla

Three counterfeit FedEx checks were passed recently at a Walhalla convenience store, and the police have identified three out of town residents as the suspects. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says Lt. Paul Harris is pursuing arrest warrants for the three alleging that they managed to cash three bad checks for a total of $730 dollars. It’s possible the check passers made […]

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New Seneca drug sweep

A new drug sweep in Seneca targets 34 suspects. By 10:45 this morning, one dozen suspects were in custody. Chief of Police John Covington vowed, “We will continue actively seeking the remainder throughout the day, night and days to come until we have them all.” The results are what the police term undercover operations by the narcotics division and the […]

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Motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecks in Walhalla

The Walhalla police say a motorcycle stolen in Clemson wrecked this morning on Playground Road and one person was taken to the Oconee Jail. Lt. Matt Patterson said the police were alerted by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office that a county sheriff’s officer had spotted the Honda CR-V motorcycle on South Carolina 183/the Pickens Highway at Country Junction, headed toward the […]

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