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“Oconee Courthouse Ventures”

January 4, 2013

Second reading of an ordinance is scheduled Tuesday night to allow the limited liability company Oconee Courthouse Ventures to purchase the county’s former courthouse that sits idle at  Walhalla’s Main and N. Church streets. The deal, as proposed, would allow John Powell and Jim Carswell to proceed with their plans to renovate the 1956 building…

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Strategic plan due Tuesday

January 4, 2013

Oconee County Council is to see an updated, five-year economic development strategy plan, as presented by Richard Blackwell, the director. And it has reserved time at Tuesday night’s meeting to act on the plan which is to offer a road map for the county to attract private investment. With financial support from the S-C Power…

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Meeting’s theme is reorganization

January 4, 2013

A theme to re-organize for a New Year runs through the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The meeting starts at 6 o’clock in council chambers in Walhalla, and begins with Probate Judge Kenny Johns giving the oath of office to Wayne McCall, Joel Thrift, and Reg Dexter. The three councilmen…

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A change in business as usual

January 4, 2013

After last year’s embarrassment, Oconee Medical Center seeks a change affecting a democratic process in the formation of its policy-making board. A tradition of yearly hospital association membership meetings has been the election of board members, on motions by association members attending the annual meeting. But last year the hospital struggled to get make a…

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Dietterick’s five-year crystal ball

January 4, 2013

The city administrator in Seneca wants the mayor and council to focus on a five-year plan for the city to undertake major projects. Those projects could include a new police station and expanded space for the street department. Because the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is light, administrator Greg Dietterick is asking the mayor and council…

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Lottery winner in Piedmont

January 4, 2013
Lottery winner in Piedmont

The S-C Education Lottery reports a Piedmont man won $200 thousand playing the lottery the day after New Year’s Day. The winner bought a $10 Red Hot Cash ticket, outside of the VGO Mart on River Road in his home town. For selling the claimed ticket, the store gets a commission of $2 thousand.

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Banners suggested to mark MLK Way

January 4, 2013

A main thoroughfare through Seneca soon will reflect the city’s tribute to a late civil rights leader, but not in time for the national holiday this month for his birth date. At a meeting planned January 15, Seneca’s Ed Halbig says leaders of the Oconee Chapter of the NAACP will be consulted as to whether…

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Earles Grove wreck injured three

January 4, 2013

State troopers report three people hurt in yesterday afternoon’s accident on S.C. 59 in the Earles Grove Community. Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred when a mail carrier’s truck slowed down and was struck from the rear by a Volkswagen Jetta. Elder said the mail carrier, Tiffany L. King of Westminster, was sent to…

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Accident UPDATE

January 3, 2013

New reports indicate the S.C. 59 accident injured three people and has required the temporary closing of the two-lane highway in Earles Grove community. One county responder said one of the injured was taken to a trauma center.  The impact resulted in one of the two vehicles involved, a mail truck, spilling mail across the…

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SC 59 wreck at Earles Grove

January 3, 2013

A traffic crash was reported shortly before 1:30 this afternoon in Earles Grove community. Ambulances and other responder units have responded, and one nearby resident says S.C. 59 is blocked on her side, at the Earles Grove Baptist Church.

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