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Nothing scenic about Sheep Farm Road

February 27, 2013

Oconee’s Sheep Farm Road opens a rural landscape which could not previously be viewed from the window of a motor vehicle.  However,  the brand-new, five-lane highway won’t carry the distinction of a scenic highway and the rules such highways must adhere to. The county planning commission this week voted to recommend against a scenic highway…

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Takin’ it to the street!

February 27, 2013

For street events, such as Seneca’s Jazz on the Alley, patrons of permitted bars and restaurants may enjoy beer and wine at tables set up in Ramcat Alley. The question arises whether a patron, with a glass of liquor in his hand, may do the same. The Seneca city attorney is not sure. Though the…

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Hit-run fatality

February 26, 2013

State troopers are reporting a hit-run traffic fatality in Anderson County, at 511 Sharon Church Road the Liberty area.

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Time for a new Walhalla festival

February 26, 2013

From her perch on Walhalla’s N. Catherine Street, Maxie Duke has an idea for a new festival in the County Seat. A festival, she says, that can make a mark in ways similar to Walhalla’s Oktoberfest and Mayfest. The point she makes is that, thanks to groups of determined people, Walhalla about five years ago…

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As another cliff approaches….

February 26, 2013

The automatic spending cut sequestration is on the mind today of the Oconee County superintendent of education. Dr. Mike Lucas is worried that spending cuts beginning Friday will impact what Oconee County spends for public education, beginning with the federal government’s next budget year starting this fall. Lucas is hoping for political compromise. Without, he…

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New OC Planning Commission leaders

February 26, 2013

New leadership is in place within the Oconee Planning Commission. At its meeting, the commissioners last night elected Walhalla area resident David Lyle chairman. Ryan Honea of Fair Play, who had been chairman, made the motion to name Lyle. Seneca’s William Gilster was chosen vice chairman. A town home project is headed to the Seneca…

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Alabama will extradite

February 26, 2013

An Oconee sheriff’s officer says two men inside a vehicle which pulled over yesterday for a routine traffic stop have been determined to be wanted on charges in Alabama, and the state often referred to as the Cotton State will extradite. The traffic stop, initiated by officer Mayer yesterday afternoon on the Shiloh Road near…

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Seneca’s “BOAR” takes action

February 26, 2013

Applicants Kenneth and Annette Rochester and Gregory and Lindsey Coutu have their desired certificates of appropriateness to make changes. For the Rochesters, it’s their business at 103 E-N 1st Street. For the Coutus, it’s their home at 303 S. Townville. City planner Tamy Sanford said the Board of Architectural Review approved the certificates during last…

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OMC board hears financial reports

February 26, 2013

Oconee Medical Center reports a positive bottom line in January. It’s the fourth straight month for a positive margin for the hospital. Expenses fell below budget in January and that, according to hospital officials, helped produce a positive January margin of $1.4 million. But the final ink applied to the hospital’s ledgers for the year…

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I-T switch upcoming at OMC

February 26, 2013

April 1 will be No Fools Day at Oconee Medical Center. That’s the day the hospital launches its new information technology system for medical records. After outlining to the board of directors the changes ahead, vice president for operations Hunter Kome explained to reporters why Paragon, the new way, will be better than the old.…

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  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
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