Group invites OCC #3 candidates

Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet have a date to mark for their political calendars. The two hopefuls to fill the un-expired term of the late Archie Barron on Oconee County Council have been invited to speak during the next meeting of the group Limited Government for Oconee. The meeting takes place 6 o’clock Thursday night, March 6 at 2036 Sandifer […]

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Stirring the waters political

Seneca resident Allen Yarid wants his city to release a copy of a January financial report which he claims shows the city has lost wealth and has seen the value of its assets decrease. Speaking during the public comment part of last night’s meeting at City Hall, Yarid suggested the report is something that city council candidates, both incumbents and […]

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Guilty pleas settle copper power line crime

Pleas of guilty have settled a 2011 crime in Oconee that victimized the Duke Energy Corporation. Officers of Oconee General Sessions Court say three men yesterday pleaded guilty to offenses alleging “Metals/Injury to real property, fixtures or improvements to obtain nonferrous metals, damage of more than $10,000.” General Sessions Judge Rupert Markley Dennis meted out identical sentences to defendants Kevin […]

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OMC posts loss for January

Oconee Medical Center posted a negative bottom line in January for $22,771–traced to lower-than-expected patient numbers spending nights in the hospital. The board of directors heard a report that, for the year to date, OMC counts a negative bottom line of $452,302. The hospital had about 63 patients in the hospital per day in January, nearly 13% below budget. “Clearly, […]

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One hearing, one vote

Seneca has approved a certificate of appropriateness for re-modeling work at a doctor’s office inside the city’s historic district. After a hearing last night at City Hall, the Board of Architectural Review approved the certificate for Dr. Daniel Smith’s medical office at 106 Ramcat Alley. City planner Tamy Sanford says the certificate will allow for window work at Dr. Smith’s […]

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Special West Union meeting

A meeting tonight at West Union Town Hall is aimed at determining the small town’s true geographical borders. According to Mayor Linda Oliver, when her town was founded in the mid-19th century, the boundaries were drawn in a circle. But Oliver is confident that, as the result of the annexation of properties over the years, West Union’s true boundary has […]

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Candidates bat the issues!

Challengers for seats on Seneca City Council are suggesting better ways to run city government and believe new blood is needed. Their incumbent opponents, while conceding things can be improved, are defending their record in office which they believe will demonstrate that the city spending is paying off with new jobs and will result in a stronger tax base for […]

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