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Deputies “wearing” new technology

May 22, 2013

Oconee deputies have begun wearing new technology. The result is that you will be watched more closely. Called AXON Flex and made by TASER International, on-officer video cameras are clipped to an officer’s clothing or worn on a special set of glasses made by Oakley Inc. Once a deputy is sent to the scene of…

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Blackwell merits advanced accreditation

May 22, 2013

Oconee County’s chief economic development recruiter has earned South Carolina Certified Economic Developer status by completing the S.C. Economic Developers’ Advanced Symposium. Richard Blackwell completed a course to provide an advanced education experience in theory and practice of economic development. Topics covered included workforce and leadership development, product and infrastructure development, negotiation and deal structuring,…

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Councilmen question preferred library site

May 22, 2013

Two members of Oconee County Council raised questions this morning about whether the library board’s preferred property to build a new Seneca library is best. Councilman Paul Corbeil, as chairman of the county’s Capital Project Advisory Committee, said he would like to hear an expression from the city’s leadership about the library board’s preferred property—-4.3…

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Don’t forget Stumphouse and Issaqueena

May 22, 2013

In the view of one Walhalla water customer, about 500 acres sold and placed into conservation six years ago could still be used for Walhalla’s future benefit. Dan Pollock told Walhalla City Council that his study of the legal documents covering a heritage preserve at Stumphouse Mountain and Issaqueena Falls shows there are certain uses…

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Help on the way for Seneca’s Dietterick

May 22, 2013

If no changes are made before Seneca’s proposed budgets are adopted, City Administrator Greg Dietterick apparently will get some additional manpower. In response to a question by 96.3/WGOG NEWS, City-Clerk Treasurer Joel Seavey is quoting Mayor Dan Alexander as saying that money is being included in the new general operations budget to create Seneca’s first…

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Bagwell wants “a little more from every citizen”

May 22, 2013

The preliminary budgets approved last night by Walhalla City Council raise utility and sanitation charges, but the mayor pro-tem says it’s not enough. And Councilman Tjay Bagwell said he still wants every Walhallan to pay “a little more.” Bagwell last night complained that in adopting the budgets, as proposed, the city council will be perpetuating…

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$10 thousand pay raise for Moulder

May 22, 2013

Scott Moulder’s new three-year deal to continue as Oconee County Administrator will pay him an extra $10 thousand a year and jump his base salary to $155 thousand. According to action approved last night by the County Council, Moulder can look forward to unspecified adjustments in his pay in the years going forward.  

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Stormy night

May 22, 2013

Parts of Oconee County experienced a stormy night. A back porch  fire spread to an attic in a home near Walhalla on the Zion Road. No injuries reported. Between 10 and 15 trees fell during the stormy weather that hit Long Creek. Some of the residual effects this morning included electric power lines down in…

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ATV accident causes serious injuries

May 22, 2013

A man thrown from the driver’s side of an ATV in a remote part of Oconee County wound up in an ambulance for a trip to the hospital. Yesterday’s mid-day accident required responders to trek about two and a half miles of rough trails and steep terrain off E. Stamp Creek Road to find the…

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Belk’s big bash

May 21, 2013

The Belk department store chain in the Carolinas has been around for 125 years—-74 years with stores in Seneca. And next week Belk plans a breakfast meeting for VIPs and a special presentation in front of the store. Heather Trevino, Belk’s Seneca manager, says plans for the Wednesday, May 29 observance are falling together nicely.…

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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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