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Domestic violence complaint leads to arrest

March 6, 2013

What started as a late night domestic violence complaint from a home in Seneca led to the arrest of a 23-year old man at another location. Police department and arrest reports show Brody Lee Bridges charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession first offense, disorderly conduct, and assault and battery third degree. According to…

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Raines calls chamber’s requirements “strict”

March 6, 2013

In the next couple of weeks Paul Raines says he and his group will meet to decide whether to accept the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce’s conditions for staging “Week of Christmas” events on the Green, at Main and Catherine streets. A February 27 letter from the chamber gives Raines the go-ahead, provided there…

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Oconee teachers picked for science institute

March 6, 2013
Oconee teachers picked for science institute

Two Oconee County teachers have been selected to attend this summer’s Science P.L.U.S. Institute at Greenville County schools’ Roper Mountain Science Center. Funded by a S-C Education Improvement Act grant, the institute will allow Kristin Harms of Seneca Middle School and Sandy Whiteford of Walhalla Middle School to take intensive training in science teaching methods.…

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Meeting cancelled

March 6, 2013

The City of Walhalla Friends of the Pool meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 has been cancelled, according to a City Hall announcement.

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OC to reconsider stance on eminent domain

March 6, 2013

Oconee County Council would like to know the public’s attitude about the possibility of closing a county road—because a bridge owned by the railroad is no longer safe. The public’s feedback is to be sought on the possibility of closing Dyar Road near Seneca. The road, off the Old Clemson Highway, features a single-lane bridge,…

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The real solution to the drought

March 6, 2013

Last night’s hard rain was great for everyone concerned over Lake Hartwell, but the Army Corps of Engineers takes the position that while recent rain has been a relief, the only way to assure an exit from the drought is regular rainfall for more than a year. As for why the Corps’ requests for lower…

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Carrying a gun after hours

March 6, 2013

At the request of Pioneer Rural Water District workers, General Manager Terry Pruitt presented a request that those workers, who possess the proper permit, carry guns while on after-hours calls. But Pruitt cautioned the district board of directors that from the standpoint of potential liability, armed employees is something the directors should think about. And…

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PRWD study favorable for plant

March 6, 2013

The general manager for Pioneer Rural Water District pronounced an auditing firm’s report favorable for Pioneer to build its first treatment plant. Terry Pruitt yesterday addressed the water district’s board of directors and made reference to a stipulation imposed by legislation by State Representative Bill Sandifer, in the aftermath of controversies enveloping the retail supplier…

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Heavy damage to Mountain Rest home

March 6, 2013

Fire fighters within 30 minutes or so were able to put a stop to a home fire at Mountain Rest, but not before the fire caused heavy damage on Gnats Hollow Road near highway 28. No one injured. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the home was used as a primary residence, but the…

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“Trees down here and there….”

March 6, 2013

After a hard downpour, ‘Ol man winter huffed and puffed. “Trees down here and there and a couple of power lines,” but nothing major reports Oconee County Dispatch.

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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