Tech’s spring commencement

Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck delivers Tri-County Tech’s spring commencement address tomorrow night at 6 at the Anderson Civic Center. Degrees, diplomas, and certificates will be awarded to 580 students. Selleck became chairman and president in 2011. He is responsible for the coordination of all operations of the Michelin Group in North America. Besides families and guests of the […]

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McCall eyes dangerous exotic snake law

Most people know enough to stay away from dangerous snakes, but there are some people in Oconee County who fancy such snakes as pets. And that, County Councilman Wayne McCall fears, creates danger for them and others. As the chairman of the county committee concerned with public safety and health, McCall is seeking support for a law that would forbid […]

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Deputy honored as mentor

Oconee sheriff’s deputy Charles Mulwee proudly wears a pin on his uniform that recognizes him as a mentor to elementary school children in Seneca. Mulwee volunteers as a mentor to children at the Blue Ridge, Northside and Ravenel elementary schools. And recently, he was among a group of volunteers who received special recognition during a breakfast sponsored by Blue Ridge […]

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Mayor proposes aid for the auditorium

An idea floated last night by the Walhalla mayor appears to have traction. Mayor Danny Edwards suggested the city donate $5 thousand to help the Walhalla Civic Auditorium pay to repair its roof. Councilman T-J Bagwell says he knows of no other organization that brings more people from the outside to Walhalla. The money would come from the city’s hospitality […]

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Pastor-led prayer to return to city meetings

At the urging of Walhalla Councilman David Underwood, preacher-led prayer will be returned to start city council meetings. And the mayor and the rest of council last night accepted Underwood’s offer to allow him to make the arrangements to invite a different minister each time. Underwood told his colleagues that the U-S Supreme Court this week came down on the […]

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Mayor pro-tem supports Sunday sales

T-J Bagwell, son of a preacher, says he’s a non-drinker. But when it comes to allowing others to imbibe on the Lord’s Day, Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says that’s OK with him. At last night’s City Hall meeting, Bagwell announced his support of this year’s countywide vote that will allow beer and wine sales in restaurants and convenience stores and said […]

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Pioneer to buy property

Pioneer Rural Water is now agreeable to consummating a deal in which the district buys 25 acres from Oconee County, on which to build its first treatment plant. The property is located within the county’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. At their regular meeting yesterday, the board members voted to sign off on county’s documents which will commit […]

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Corps to fund Pioneer’s allocation study

The Army Corps of Engineers is now willing to pay for a study to determine the quantity of raw water that Pioneer Rural Water District is eligible to draw from Lake Hartwell. That’s key to Pioneer’s plans for a treatment plant. At the start of yesterday’s meeting, Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt read aloud an email from the Army Corps […]

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Penny sales tax priority goes to Seneca library

In ranking one-cent sales tax priorities, the Oconee County Council has given top priority to building a replacement library at Seneca. The council last night assigned a number two priority to a water line in the Salem area that District Two’s Wayne McCall believes will create the potential for jobs. Approving or rejecting paying an extra penny on the sales […]

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Public appeal made in home burglary case

A day-time Oconee County home burglary that has remained unsolved for three months has led the Sheriff’s Office to make an appeal for information to solve the case. The burglary at 580 Lawrence Bridge Road occurred March 10. It netted thieves a T-V and several household items, including some weaponry. A cash reward from Crime Stoppers awaits the person whose […]

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