More trouble for Oconee mom

An Oconee mother arrested in Idaho and charged with custodial interference has been re-arrested and this time charged with removing her ankle monitor. Laverne Marie Bennett was jailed at the start of Mother’s Day weekend after deputies, reacting to a tamper alarm, went to an address near Westminster and found Bennett after a son had told them that their mother […]

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County Council candidates speak in Seneca

Practically all seats were taken in a Gignilliat Community Center meeting room last night for a candidates’ forum arranged by the Oconee Republican Party. The participants were the three men and one woman bidding for seats this year on County Council—along with Probate Judge Kenny Johns who seeks a second term with no ballot opposition. At the start, GOP Chairman […]

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Blue Ridge holds annual meeting

A crowd estimated at five thousand took in last night’s annual membership meeting in Pickens of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative. Blue Ridge reported that the crowd for the 74th yearly gathering numbered 2,734 members. Westminster resident Dick Martin left the occasion the winner of the evening’s grand prize—a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck. During the business session, Ben Bolt […]

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Potential prospect pays a visit!

A potential prospect for Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park paid a one-hour visit yesterday. County Administrator Scott Moulder said the prospect had a look at the county’s industrial park property on highway 59, but no commitments were made.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Tractor-trailer leaks hazardous chemical

Anderson County HAZMAT responders and other emergency responders were mitigating what was described as a small leak of hydrogen chloride this morning from a tractor-trailer truck. The mishap scene is I-85 northbound at the nine-mile marker. Capt. Matthew Littleton of the Anderson Sheriff’s Office says it became necessary to order an evacuation within a 300-foot radius. A motorist spotted the […]

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Political forum tonight in Seneca

A political forum tonight in Seneca will draw candidates for Oconee Probate Judge and two seats on the Oconee County Council (Districts 1 and 3.) The forum is sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party and will take place at 6 at the Gignilliat Community Center. Everyone is invited. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Fair-Oak Youth Center board meets tonight

The public has an invitation to attend a meeting tonight of the board for the Fair-Oak Youth Center. There will be discussion of the proposed Golden Corner Community Center—a project that’ll depend on whether Oconee voters approve this fall’s one-cent sales tax referendum. Tonight’s meeting takes place at the Fair-Oak Youth Center and begins at 6 o’clock. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Tech honor student graduates debt-free

A Tri-County Tech student from Seneca may follow a hectic schedule, but he managed to graduate as an honors student, debt-free, with a degree in automotive technology. And Jeremy Davies is not finished learning. He’s headed to Ferris State University for a bachelor’s degree. At Tech, Davies attended classes during the day and then moved on to put in an […]

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