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Lura Lane house doubles as contractor’s office

July 17, 2014

A house purchased by Oconee County adjoining the property for the new jail will double as an office for the project’s general contractor. Beyond that, County Administrator Scott Moulder, says it’s uncertain at this point what will happen to the house once the jail is finished for a scheduled opening in May of next year.…

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They’re back!

July 17, 2014

All four re-worked electric buses have been returned to Seneca. And Ed Halbig says it’s now a matter of re-training the drivers and running the buses on shadow routes before they begin to accept passengers. It has been a long process for Seneca to replace its gas-powered buses with the electric buses. But Halbig, the…

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Scott and colleagues want answer

July 16, 2014

Senator Tim Scott says he and four other Labor Committee colleagues want the Obama administration to explain a mandated wage increase for employees of fast food restaurants at federal locations—such as military bases. The announcement by the South Carolina Republican says new mandates by the Department of Labor will negatively impact South Carolina and its…

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Trial set for defendant in 2013 stabbing near Seneca

July 16, 2014

Trial docket is set for next week’s term of the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Atop the docket from the circuit solicitor’s office is the state’s case against Laquavius Cleveland. Sixteen years old at the time of his arrest, Cleveland is being tried as an adult and, according to the docket, faces charges that…

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Oconeean dead after North Dakota accident

July 16, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a 19-year old Oconeean involved in a car accident this month near Minot, North Dakota. Sandifer Funeral Home of Westminster will announce arrangements for Christopher Lewin, a West-Oak graduate, who died early today. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported Lewin’s SUV last week caught fire after skidding…

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County leaders beach-bound

July 16, 2014

Four of the five Oconee County councilmen have registered for this summer’s conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties. The meeting is planned Sunday through Wednesday, August 3-6 at the Marriott on Hilton Head Island. Only District Two’s Wayne McCall will skip the event. Some council critics say it’s a waste of time and…

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Delay in start of industry’s expansion

July 16, 2014

A delay in the timing of a tax credit agreement pushes back the start of the expansion for Greenfield Industries in Oconee County. The drill bits and tool-cutting operation now targets late July for the start of new buildings on the grounds of the plant along highway 123. “They’re asking that we extend the timeframe…

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Tax district to be rescinded

July 16, 2014

Oconee County officials have agreed to rescind a special tax district that was formedto raise money to upgrade a sub-standard road inside a subdivision near Seneca. The county and the homeowners in Stone Pond subdivision off highway 59 had pursued a special tax district. According to County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, tax bills of Stone…

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“No further discussions” on High-Tec Road

July 16, 2014

  Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift announced last night that because of problems over rights-of-way no further discussions are planned between the county and the DOT about county-owned and maintained High Tec Road. The narrow two-lane road behind Dogwood Plaza is a heavily used cut-thru between Wells Highway and the 123 intersection in front…

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Land clearing to start tomorrow

July 16, 2014

A project to build a combination coroner’s headquarters and a satellite station for the sheriff’s office is expected to begin tomorrow on the grounds of the Oconee Medical Center. At last night’s meeting of the county council, County Administrator Scott Moulder predicted the work will begin with land-clearing. The county has selected Roebuck Builders as…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
  • September 20, 2014 8:00 amGolf Tournament to Benefit Juvenal Diabetes Research in Honor of Page Holcombe
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