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Large inflatables no longer allowed on Duke lakes

May 13, 2015

Duke Energy Lake Services announces that no longer are large recreation inflatables permitted on the lakes within the Keowee-Toxaway project. Shore management guidelines required by the federal government and arrived at thru negotiations with stakeholders now forbid the use of recreation equipment such as trampolines, slides, and diving boards. Those kinds of inflatables can block…

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Analysis suggests business license reform

May 13, 2015

An economic analysis points up problems with the current structure of the business license tax in South Carolina. The state Home Builders Association calls attention to a study by Dr. Russell Sobel, economic professor at The Citadel. Sobel believes the current system damages South Carolina’s economy and local governments. According to the Home Builders, businesses…

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The electronic way of keeping a government record

May 13, 2015

On the recommendation of the city’s clerk-treasurer, Seneca will pursue the electronic way of keeping its records. Mayor Dan Alexander says there are great advantages to going the paperless way. The city will spend $4,500 dollars for the software to make the change. Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey says although records will be stored electronically, the city…

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Artifacts in danger by loss of air conditioning

May 13, 2015

Oconee’s prized artifacts are in danger by the loss of all five air conditioning units at the Oconee Heritage Center. This Saturday’s Big Ole Hootenanny and Ice Cream Social have been cancelled, and Heritage Center curator Leslie White says there is an urgent need to raise $50 thousand to repair the air conditioning. White says,…

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Seneca makes appointments

May 13, 2015

Like the Oconee County Council, Seneca’s leaders were holding their own executive session last night. The city council recessed its regular May meeting to go into executive session for contract and personnel matters. And when the mayor and council emerged they voted to make appointments to their planning commission and board of zoning appeals.

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No action taken after closed session

May 13, 2015

Whatever the county attorney said during an executive session apparently was not enough for Oconee County Council to act once the private meeting went back to open session. Left hanging last evening was whether the council will agree to settle an airplane back tax lawsuit, on the terms of the defendants. Unlike last Friday, yesterday’s…

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Pre-trial hearing in Westminster v. First Citizens

May 13, 2015

At one point yesterday, the judge said, “I’m not real impressed by the city of Westminster’s case.” But as the hearing wound down, Judge Lawton McIntosh somewhat changed his tune, saying the city’s case against First Citizens Bank is interesting and he’s going to do more reading on it before ruling on a motion by…

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Senior coupons

May 12, 2015

Once again, free coupons will be available to Oconee County seniors for produce this summer. Partnering with the South Carolina DSS, the Oconee United Way is announcing details for those seniors, 60 and above whose incomes qualify, to receive coupons starting Tuesday, June 2. You apply by bringing your qualifying information to the United Way…

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Water sports competition this weekend at Lake Keowee

May 12, 2015

Two days of water sports take place this weekend on Lake Keowee. That means wakeboard and wake surfing competition Saturday and Sunday, with awards ceremonies each day at 4 o’clock at South Cove Park. Oconee’s Phil Shirley, the county PRT director, is among those extending the Oconee welcome mat to the South Carolina International Novice…

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Car accident near the airport

May 12, 2015

Sirens could be heard in the vicinity this morning of the Oconee Airport near Clemson.  That vicinity turned out to be Airport Road at Seneca Creek Road.  There, according to the highway patrol, a car accident occurred shortly after 10:30.  Injuries were reported.

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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