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Streetscape UPDATE

June 18, 2015

Streetscape workers have placed a two-inch tap for new service to Walhalla storefronts adjacent to Martha’s Marketplace Café. On Tuesday the city reported new water service was established for the Bantam Chef.

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Truck driver ticketed

June 17, 2015

The State Patrol has announced a citation of too fast for conditions has been issued to the driver of a semi-truck involved in today’s accident with a “CAT” bus near Seneca. Trooper Gary Miller said the ticket was issued to Westminster resident Jeremy Kane Godwin, whose semi-truck was pulling a flatbed trailer. Godwin was uninjured…

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Bus-truck accident near Seneca

June 17, 2015

As many as eight people are said to be undergoing medical treatment from a bus-truck accident near Seneca.  It happened late this morning on 123 and Carson Road and that wreck scene has forced traffic to detour.  One of the diversion routes is Seneca’s Lindsay Road.  Greg Dietterick, city administrator at the scene, said most…

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Proclamation recognizes 50-year business

June 17, 2015

After 50 years, the Duncans are still going strong in their family machine and tool business near Westminster. Several members of the family were present during last night’s County Council meeting to receive an official proclamation. In a building along 123/the Sandifer Boulevard, Oconee Machine & Tool operates 12 thousand square feet with 16 employees.…

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Oconee considers new piece of litigation

June 17, 2015

An executive session of the Oconee County Council broke up after more than one hour late last night, without action on a litigation matter that was added to the closed-door session. But, in its earlier open session, the council talked about joining a lawsuit in an attempt to recover lost Register of Deed fees. Those…

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Utility increases survive final budget readings

June 17, 2015

Water and sewer rate increases have survived final budget readings in Seneca. The city council last night gave second and last reading to a 2015-16 utilities budget that is calculated on raising both water and sewer rates by five percent. Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, said the increases apply equally to inside and outside municipal customers and…

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Terms approved for Seneca-Borg Warner lease

June 17, 2015

Seneca leaders have agreed to terms with a member of the industrial community to occupy space in the city’s commerce park bordering the Utica Mill Village. During a meeting yesterday of the Seneca Facilities Corporation, agreement was given to a seven-year lease for Borg Warner Torq Transfer Systems to open an operation in the commerce…

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Idea dropped for community relations council

June 17, 2015

When it comes to the workplace, Scott Moulder opposes discrimination. But the Oconee County administrator sees no upside to the idea of the county sponsoring a community relations council. A resolution to create such a council was removed from consideration last night, at the request of Councilman Paul Cain. That’s in spite of two requests…

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Oconee County pay raises, after all

June 17, 2015

Over the next 12 months Oconee County employees can look forward to pay increases after all. The County Council last night changed numbers in the new budget to reflect a $1,200 pay raise for each full time employee. The raises achieve council’s intent to ensure that employees making less than $30 thousand dollars, such as…

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Council tries to achieve a balance

June 17, 2015

To many people music, soft or loud, is entertainment. To some, however, music is nothing but unwanted noise when you can hear it pound through your home from the outdoors. For much of last night, Oconee County Council deliberations were aimed at a compromise of people’s rights. The council gave second reading to amending the…

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  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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