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Do or die for Warpath project?

September 25, 2014

An organization that monitors Lake Keowee developments believes a decision will be made next month whether to move forward with a long-talked about project on the Pickens County side of the lake. Jack Lewis, president of FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee, referred today to the Warpath Landing project which developers have been pursuing for more than…

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Sheriff issues new statement

September 25, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has issued a new statement about the investigation of the death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  And this time Crenshaw notes that, as speculation continues about the death, his office has released all information that it can without compromising the integrity of the investigation.  He says, “With that in mind, the sheriff’s…

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Friendly reminder on the way from county government

September 25, 2014

As many as 74 thousand Oconee County tax bills are to be placed in the U-S mail in two weeks. A delay in receiving a revised assessment covering Duke Energy, Oconee’s largest taxpayer, accounts for a two-week delay in mailing the 2014 bills, according to County Auditor Ken Nix. The bills hit the mail on…

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Second arrest in Shrine Club theft

September 25, 2014

A second man has been arrested in the investigation of a theft this summer at the Blue Ridge Shrine Club near Seneca. Oconee sheriff’s officers last night arrested Andrew Lane Carver Jr. on charges of grand larceny and burglary third degree in the theft of a smoker valued at $2 thousand. Last month a second…

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Hipps’ death probe continued thru the night

September 25, 2014

Investigators from Oconee Sheriff’s Office were out last night–furthering investigating the myterious death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says he’s aware that the investigators were out until at least 1 o’clock this morning, perhaps later.  Crenshaw promises an update shortly.

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Anchors aweigh for area sailor

September 25, 2014
Anchors aweigh for area sailor

 Hartwell, Georgia native Willie Keese is serving aboard the USS John S. McCain, living and work at a Navy base in Japan.  Only 20 years old, seaman apprentice Keese finds himself with lots of responsibilities, but he considers it a great experience and has told the Navy he plans to make his service a career.…

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One-cent projects to be explained

September 25, 2014

Oconee County projects to benefit from a one-cent increase in the sales tax are to be explained during a public meeting tomorrow morning at Walhalla Civic Auditorium. All county taxpayers are invited to the event that begins at 9 o’clock at the Civic Auditorium. “This will be an opportunity for the voters to hear from…

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Plans to be offered tonight

September 25, 2014

Seneca residents get a look tonight at architect’s drawings for the city’s new utilities complex behind City Hall. The City Hall information meeting begins at 6 o’clock.

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Judge’s patience runs thin

September 25, 2014

The Walhalla municipal judge yesterday levied a fine against a Torrington Road resident after being told the homeowner had failed to remove three disabled cars from his property. Doug Nuckolls was cited under a city ordinance brought to the court’s attention by James Ashton, city code enforcement officer. Nuckolls was ordered to pay a fine…

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Tea Party meeting tonight

September 25, 2014

An in depth look at Islam is promised during tonight’s meeting of the Seneca Tea Party. The Tea Party meets 6:30 to 8:30 at the Gignilliat Center.

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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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