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Road paver at work this week

April 22, 2013

A road paver has announced it will be at work on projects this week in Oconee and Pickens counties. Today is the start of work by King Asphalt on highway 11 between Antioch Church Road and Sunset community. That work is scheduled to last until around May 7. Tomorrow King will work on the Coneross…

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Police chief says funds well spent

April 19, 2013

Thirty thousand dollars spent one year ago is paying off today for the Seneca Police Department, according to its chief. John Covington said the $30 thousand dollars approved by city council was enough to finish equipping all patrol vehicles with up-to-date car video/audio recording equipment and replace out-dated units. It also allowed the police to…

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Oakway student wins honorable mention

April 19, 2013

An Oconee County public school student gained honorable mention in this year’s Project Sentry Logo Contest, sponsored by the U-S Attorney’s Office in South Carolina. A certificate of appreciation and a ribbon went to Oakway Intermediate School’s Lilly Smith, who competed in the grades 3-5 division. The statewide contest gives South Carolina students a chance…

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40-unit apartment complex proposed

April 19, 2013

Alabama concerns are pursuing a 40-unit apartment complex at the edge of Seneca city limits and are requesting the city to annex the 19.45 acres involved. A city planning commission hearing May 20 will take up the annexation and the designation of a zoning classification to cover the property at 336 Maple Grove Road, near…

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OC’s jobless rate falls to 7.9%

April 19, 2013

Oconee County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.9% in March, from the February rate of 9%. The number of employed Oconeeans was 29,037 and the unemployed totaled 2,482. The Department of Employment and Workforce reported the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.4% in March from February’s 8.6%. Across the state unemployment numbers are at the…

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Local docs join Playsafe board

April 19, 2013

Two long-time physicians in the Seneca-Clemson area have joined the board of directors of Playsafe. The non-profit organization provides certified athletic trainers to secondary schools and community athletic events in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. Among Playsafe’s newest board members are Dr. John McRoberts, Clemson dentist since 2000, and Dr. Larry Bowman, team physician for…

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Lake Hartwell services reduced

April 19, 2013

Significant cuts in federal spending are leading the Savannah District, U-S Army Corps of Engineers to close one primitive campground and partially close six day use areas for the 2013 season. Service reductions affecting the Oconee-Pickens area include partial closing of the Friendship Day Use Areas. Mullins Ford and Lawrence Bridge Recreation Areas will be…

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Sandifer embraces school choice

April 19, 2013

An Oconee state lawmaker has been recognized in Columbia for his support of public school choice. At an event at the steps of the Statehouse, Representative Bill Sandifer received a golden apple award from the South Carolina Chapter of Public School Options. The organization quoted the Seneca Republican as saying, “One of the best pieces…

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Duncan-Napolitano on person of interest

April 18, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan and the Department of Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano, engaged in a contentious question-answer session about a person of interest in the Boston terrorism attack. That person of interest was eventually cleared of any involvement, according to Duncan, the Third District representative from South Carolina. But Duncan questioned Napolitano about an apparent…

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Defendant found not guilty

April 18, 2013

An Oconee jury found the defendant not guilty this afternoon on both charges. Melissa Dawn Ramey walked speedily out of the courtroom, proclaiming her innocence and faith in the judicial system. The jury found the 37-year old woman not guilty of grand larceny and burglary at a Long Creek farm caretaker’s home in 2011. Ramey…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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