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DOT: two Oconee bridge projects

March 12, 2013

Crews from the state Department of Transportation are involved in two rural Oconee County bridge projects. When completed, one of those projects will allow for the lifting of a detour now several months old north of West Union. Mike Smith, resident maintenance engineer for the DOT, said the Burns Mill Road Bridge is being replaced.…

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April-May to be key months for new WHS

March 12, 2013

Oconee School District still awaits the guaranteed maximum price for its first new high school construction in more than 20 years. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations, told the county board of trustees to expect the guaranteed maximum price at its meeting early next month, to be followed in May by start of the…

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Truck wreck strews mulch near I-85

March 12, 2013

A tractor-trailer accident near I-85 this morning deposited mulch all over an off-ramp at exit 4. Oconee County Dispatch reported no accident injuries, although assistance was required for a medical problem at the scene. State troopers reported the accident shortly before 4:45 this morning.

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Minor bus accident injuries

March 12, 2013
Minor bus accident injuries

Oconee School District officials say three students sent to the hospital after yesterday’s bus accident suffered minor injuries. A fourth student and the driver are OK, according to Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for operations. Thorsland went to the scene late yesterday afternoon to gather evidence of what was the third bus accident within the…

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School bus wreck in western OC

March 11, 2013

An Oconee School District official says a school bus has been involved in an accident this afternoon on the Unity Church Road. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, it’s believed the bus carried four students and a driver—on a route home from the West-Oak middle and high schools. There is no confirmed word yet about injuries.…

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It’s almost like clockwork

March 11, 2013

Westminster’s electric power supplier is uping the ante. PMPA has approved a 7.3% increase in the charge it makes to member city Westminster. What Westminster elected leaders decide to pass onto their retail customers could be decided during tomorrow night’s city council meeting. According to the city administrator, the city council has a number of…

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SHS team competes in mock court trial

March 11, 2013

A student team from Seneca High School took part in regional mock trial competition. The event enabled the students to experience what it would be like to assume various roles in a court setting—such as attorneys, witnesses, and bailiff. The team presented the prosecution and defendant sides of a fictitious case from a panel of…

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Third of four suspects arrested

March 11, 2013

The Seneca police say they have now arrested the third of four suspects in their investigation of a home burglary late last year on Foxfire Court. According to police and jail records, arrested over the weekend on charges of petty larceny and burglary second degree was Ngoumou Keshy Jamal Watsoni, 21 years old. After being…

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Tech dedicates instructional setting

March 11, 2013

In 23 years’ teaching, Doug Allen says he has never seen as many requests for technically-skilled employees as he has in recent months. According to Tri-County Technical College, Allen should know. For he teaches industrial electronics classes and is acting dean of the engineering and technology division. Allen and Tech students should notice a night-and-day…

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Not a sinkhole after all!

March 11, 2013
Not a sinkhole after all!

At first what happened Saturday to street in an Oconee home development was thought to have been a sinkhole or, at least, the makings of one. The depression found on W. Camelia Lane in the Millbrook subdivision, according to Seneca Light and Water’s Bob Faires, turned out to be a broken service line that “washed…

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