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Seneca to negotiate anew

August 27, 2014

Seneca’s mayor and council are being told it’s time to start to negotiate a new wholesale electric contract for the city. The negotiations determine how much Seneca will pay for its future electric power supply and, in the end, how much its retail customers will also pay. The current contract, with the Southern Company, expires…

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Decision on group home expansion delayed 2nd time

August 27, 2014

An Oconee regulatory board, for a second time, delayed a decision on whether Whetstone Academy in Mountain Rest may expand its quarters to help troubled boys of middle school age. There is opposition from neighbors to the private school’s plans to increase its capacity to 32 students. Last night Gary Littlefield, member of the board…

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Seneca loses 200 thousand gallons of water

August 27, 2014

A water line gave way near Seneca and now a new patch of asphalt covers highway 28 north of Parkway Products—to show where the crews of Light and Water made their repairs early yesterday morning. Bob Faires, utilities superintendent, says the mishap cost Seneca about 200 thousand gallons of water. Faires described what happened as…

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Sheriff’s Office warns of new scam

August 26, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office warns the public of a new scam. Someone who claimed to be calling on behalf of the court tried to bilk a Westminster senior citizen out of money. The caller claimed the senior citizen was being fined for not appearing for jury duty. And, if the senior citizen bought a green dot…

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Defendant changhes plea

August 26, 2014

An Oconee jury had been picked to hear the arson case against a man in a wheelchair, but the defendant stopped his trial this morning by pleading guilty to two charges.  For the crimes of arson third degree and throwing bodily fluids, Robert Clarence Walters was placed on home incarceration for five years.  The 46-year…

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Seneca project deemed appropriate

August 26, 2014

A project planned by two homeowners on Seneca’s S. Cherry Street has been voted worthy of a certificate of appropriateness. At their City Hall meeting, the Board of Architectural Review approved the roof and chimney plans of Jack and Judith Zuverink at 410 S. Cherry. The project fell within the review of the board because…

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Piped sewer planned for lake home project

August 26, 2014

For a rare occasion, developers of a Lake Keowee home development plan to install piped sewer in place of the traditional septic tanks. The development is planned in the vicinity of South Cove Road near Seneca. And it’s a pleasing prospect to “FOLKS”—Friends of Lake Keowee. The organization strives to ensure that the lake, created…

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Back to jail for murder defendant

August 26, 2014

It’s back to jail for one Oconee County murder defendant. In the General Sessions Court, Judge Lawton McIntosh yesterday denied bond for Christine Davis Black. She and John Muriel Black Jr., are charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the stabbing death last month of Christine Black’s father, Donald…

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Oconee Medical Center posts July loss

August 26, 2014

More patients were using Oconee Medical Center last month, but other factors combined to make July another month of financial loss. The hospital directors received reports last night showing that higher than anticipated charity care and one-time expenses made for a negative bottom line of $245 thousand. July was the ninth month of the fiscal…

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TV show wants your “American treasures”

August 25, 2014

The national television show American Pickers has cash to buy what it considers your “American treasures”—such as motorcycles, old toys, and pre-1940 telephones. And the producers are coming to the Carolinas next month to film. The Oconee County chamber of commerce executive director says that means there’s a chance for you to make a deal…

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Calendar

  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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