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Trustees chairman raises hopes for an ordinance

August 22, 2014

The ink has dried on an assistant attorney’s general opinion covering the disposition of taxes and fees accrued from Oconee County delinquent collections. But the chairman of the school board is hopeful for an eventual settlement in favor of the public schools. Andy Inabinet indicated yesterday all it would take would be an Oconee County…

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Busy Greenville intersection to be re-configured

August 22, 2014

A busy Greenville intersection is to undergo a re-configure, courtesy of funding from the state’s Act 98 fund in the South Carolina Transportation Infra-structure Bank. The contractor, Flatiron-Zachry Joint Venture, receives more than $230 million to re-surface, replace ramps, and build additional lanes at interstates 85 and 385. The project is aimed at greater traffic…

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“Back to School Splash” tomorrow

August 22, 2014

Oconee school children are back in the classroom, but there’s still time for a fun summer event. A “Back to School Splash” takes place tomorrow at the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool. The Foothills YMCA and Lifepoint Church are partnering to have the pool open at 12:30 and to serve hot dogs. Free games and activities…

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Mayberry approaches Obtoberfest in popularity

August 22, 2014

Figures given Oconee County’s ATAX Commission indicate that when it comes to attracting tourists, Westminster’s Mayberry Days is gaining on Walhalla’s Oktoberfest. Mayberry Days and Oktoberfest are among 11 organizations and projects that are applying for about $30 thousand of the county’s latest proceeds from hospitality and accommodation taxes. The commissioners reviewed applications yesterday and…

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Sertomans hold their annual awards dinner

August 22, 2014

Seneca Sertomans held their annual awards dinner last night. Lynn Henderson of Blue Ridge Elementary School received the Service to Mankind Award. That award recognized Henderson for her help to the civic club for nominating children for Camp Sertoma. Hank Field was recognized as Sertoman of the Year.

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Westminster house fire

August 22, 2014

A fire is reported to have been quickly extinguished last night in Westminster, at the corner Brown and Frank streets. The call to a house fire shortly before 7:30 is believed to have been confined to the garage at that residence. No injuries reported.

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Rotarians pepper Cain over broadband

August 21, 2014

The multi-year project to bring access to high-speed internet across Oconee County, in the opinion of the newest county councilman, has made for concern and excitement. But Paul Cain concedes that, of late, there has been more concern over FOCUS broadband—the rising costs and complaints that members of the public still can’t hook on. Cain…

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Seneca traffic accident

August 21, 2014

The police in Seneca responded to a traffic accident this morning on By-Pass 123.  It happened around 9:45  at the Pinecliff Drive traffic lights.  No other details immediately available.

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Man arrested in 10-year old burglary case

August 21, 2014

With help from Pickens County, Oconee sheriff’s officers have arrested a man wanted on charges arising from crimes 10 years ago. Law enforcement reports show Rodney Edrew Hendricks arrested and charged with burglary and theft May 2, 2004 at a home near Seneca. It was a back-door burglary, in which the homeowner was out of…

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Hungry burglar in Salem

August 21, 2014

  The burglar that made his way into a store in Salem early yesterday morning was hungry. In the incident, the Dollar General on Main Street lost beef jerky and other snack items that carried a value of under $2 thousand. A deputy sheriff who responded to the crime found evidence of a burglary and…

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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