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Pickens man receives 16-year term

February 26, 2014
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A 34-year old Pickens man has been sentenced in an underage sex case in his home county. The office of the 13th Circuit Solicitor has announced that Christopher Lee Meadows received a 16-year prison term this week after being convicted by a jury of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree. According…

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Judge files full order

February 26, 2014
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A South Carolina judge has filed a full order of his earlier ruling in favor of a set of Oconee County zoning challengers. It’s an approximate 15-page order that details Judge Lawton McIntosh’s ruling in favor of Jean Jennings, David McMahan and others in their challenge of Oconee County’s agricultural residential zoning classification. The plaintiffs…

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Proterra makes a statement

February 26, 2014
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The following statement was released today on behalf of Proterra, the maker of Seneca’s fleet of electric buses. The statement, from Heidi McNary, vice president of marketing, reads, “We recognize that there has been some public concern about the delay in getting EV buses into revenue service in Seneca. Any advanced technology requires careful vetting,…

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When will the electric buses run?

February 26, 2014
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To get an answer to when Seneca’s four electric buses will make their official debut, we went last night to Seneca’s all-point man for buses—gas-powered or electric. “The when is going to still be up to Proterra (the manufacturer,) said Halbig. In a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview, Halbig said the four buses are in the process…

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OMC: “We want to hear from YOU!”

February 26, 2014
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According to Oconee Medical Center, your opinion is important when it comes to a potential affiliation with the Greenville Health Systems. OMC is gathering comments to help its board of directors make the important decision. You can register your thoughts by calling 864/885-7191, by email at feedback@oconeemed.org or by going to the website www.oconeemed.org/feedback.  …

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Cell tower vote delayed

February 26, 2014
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Oconee County has decided to delay a vote on whether to vary from its zoning law to allow a cell tower in Mountain Rest—-in spite of a large turnout of support last night for the Verizon application. Josh Stephens, zoning administrator, advised the board of zoning appeals of several points on which the county requires…

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Group invites OCC #3 candidates

February 26, 2014
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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,…

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Stirring the waters political

February 26, 2014
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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…

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Seneca moves ahead with major utility projects

February 26, 2014
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Seneca moves forward with a pair of major utility improvement projects. At a special meeting, the city council signed off for the final time on an application, seeking an $11.6 million state loan to pay for work at the Seneca water treatment plant at the tip of Normandy Shores on Lake Keowee. It’s a loan…

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Guilty pleas settle copper power line crime

February 26, 2014
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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…

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  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Democratic Party's Breakfast Meeting
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