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Tech students fare well

February 6, 2013

Tri-County Tech students placed first in two categories during the S.C. Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition. Ten, two and four-year colleges competed last weekend at Tech’s Easley campus. Representing Tri-County were Matt Duncan, a university transfer student from Clemson; Manuel Manley, an information technology major from Pendleton; and Sohang Patel, a pre-pharmacy…

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Soldier Addis back in the U-S-A

February 6, 2013

Army Sgt. 1st Class George Addis has returned stateside after overseas deployment at a forward operating base in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name to anti-terrorism military operations involving U-S troops and partners. Addis is a signal supports system chief assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint…

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Extracting itself from lawsuits

February 6, 2013

Court documents show Oconee County in the process of extracting itself from a pair of aeronautics-related lawsuits. At the Clerk of Court’s office, a formal order is anticipated to spell out the dismissal of the case of a North Carolina pilot who sued, alleging deer hit his Piper Mirage as it started to take-off from…

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Library leaders visit OCC

February 6, 2013

Chairman Danny Day of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees vowed last night his board will end years of debate about where to build the Seneca replacement library and, once it does, will return to County Council with its hand out. “I know it is hard to find funds,” Day said.  And he said said…

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What Oconeeans say about bus service

February 6, 2013

A consultant last night highlighted to Oconee County Council what county residents are saying about the need to expand passenger bus service beyond the Seneca area. Ernie Boughman of the URS Company in Columbia said an updated survey, reflecting responses for a 25-questionnaire, will be ready for presentation by the end of March. Boughman said,…

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First phase costs rise at Echo Hills

February 6, 2013

Oconee County councilmen are unhappy that the cost of first phase development at the Echo Hills industrial park on highway 11 is increasing by $100 thousand. At second reading last night, what had been a $2.5 million general obligation bond rose by $100 thousand. County Administrator Scott Moulder explained the added cost reflects the handling…

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Missing truck now considered stolen

February 6, 2013

A new model truck discovered missing at a Seneca dealership is now considered to have been stolen, and the police are investigating. The police have identified the truck taken from Leader Ford on By-Pass 123 as a 2013 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4 X 4 white with tan rock panels. To try to locate the…

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Two straight days of threats

February 6, 2013

Two straight days of telephoned bomb threats keep law enforcement busy trying to catch the caller. The threats have been concentrated in and around Seneca to schools, banks, retail stores, and the hospital. Police Chief John Covington says, “We have had the voice described as male, then female and then a computer generated voice.” One…

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OCC acts after executive session

February 6, 2013

Legal complications are delaying the transfer of the former Oconee Courthouse. After a closed door session and without further explanation, County Council voted to table third and final reading of the ordinance that would convey the building and property to hotel developers. Answering reporters’ questions, County Administrator Scott Moulder said the delay should not be…

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Highway contractor paying late penalty

February 5, 2013

For failure to finish the work by the end of an extended contract period, the general contractor for Sheep Farm Road is paying a late penalty, according to Ryan Miller, resident construction engineer for the DOT. Miller said the penalties assessed the US Group of Columbia are liquidated damages the amount of which, Miller says,…

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