“Progress coming along very well”

 Oconee school trustees are told that, at least so far, they need not worry about the new Walhalla High School meeting schedule. Trehel Corporation’s Jack Weber said three months full of rain earlier this year stymied construction, but the weather for recent months has created splendid building conditions, and the contractors have taken advantage. At one point late yesterday afternoon, […]

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Kellett controversy moves to city meeting

The controversy over whether Seneca should build its utilities complex in the midst of a residential neighborhood will be taken up during tonight’s regular city council meeting. According to the agenda, there is to be discussion and a possible motion. At a protest meeting last week, two Seneca officials laid out their hopes for a compromise. “….As to is it […]

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Smoke inhalation in home fire

Fire gutted the inside of a home near West Union, and one person required medical attention. Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said last night cause of the fire at 446 Cedar Tree Road was under investigation. One occupant, trying to save a pet, suffered smoke inhalation and required a trip to the hospital.  

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Sanctuary Pointe looks for “a trigger”

On a Lake Keowee peninsula Saturday the talk was about what’s in store for a Lake Hartwell peninsula. El Henry, one of the master developers for Sanctuary Pointe, gave a rare public presentation on where he and his partners stand in starting a mixed-use hospitality resort development on 325 acres that have been sub-leased from the state. In front of […]

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A new report card for OSD and its schools

A new report card from the state on the Oconee School District and its individual schools tracks their overall performance and improvement from last year to this year. In the category of Absolute Performance, all Oconee schools kept the rating they received in 2012. Twelve of the 19 schools received “excellent” or “good” exceeding progress toward South Carolina goals. Of […]

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Mainstay of OC manufacturing to expand

State and local officials today are announcing the expansion of the Seneca area’s Borg Warner. The plant on the Wells Highway is to get an investment of $24.6 million and about 105 new jobs. It’s seen as good news for the Oconee County manufacturing sector and further sign that South Carolina’s automotive industry continues to grow. The Coordinating Council for […]

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Emergency funds to arrive in 90 days

Eight Oconee County programs that help the disadvantaged can count on emergency money to arrive from the federal government in about 90 days. The eight services will share in more than $28 and a half thousand dollars from FEMA—Federal Emergency Management Assistance. According to Oconee United Way, the following programs will benefit: utility help from the Oconee Presbyterian Service Fund; […]

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First thing to say is “thanks”

A state department head from Columbia said last night at the Hamilton Career Center that the first thing he wanted to say to all of the people who make Oconee’s free medical clinic possible is thank you. Before making the keynote talk at Rosa Clark’s annual appreciation dinner, Anthony Keck of the Department of Health and Human Services said Rosa […]

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Jury sides with townhome owners

Verdicts amounting to $5 million dollars have been awarded to the plaintiffs in an Oconee County civil trial that alleged construction defects at a Lake Keowee home development. Those verdicts were returned by a Common Pleas jury last night in favor of Stoneledge at Lake Keowee Owners’ Association and individual townhouse owners. The jury returned a finding of negligence on […]

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Rosa Clark fetes those who make it possible

A tablecloth dinner, prepared by the culinary students at Hamilton Career Center, awaited the volunteers, donors and staff that make Oconee County’s only free medical clinic possible. Rosa Clark Medical Clinic held its annual appreciation dinner last night. The clinic, on Seneca’s South Oak Street, is able to provide free prescription medications and physician and lab services to thousands of […]

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