A Seneca-Oconee partnership

Sometimes two is better than one! The Seneca city administrator, Greg Dietterick, has a place on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council. Dietterick is being granted 10 minutes to address the council on the topic of a partnership between his city and the county. County Council’s meeting takes place Tuesday at Pine Street and begins with […]

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Junior Beta Club’s membership exceeds 100!

 The recent induction of 80 Walhalla Middle School students as members of their school’s Junior Beta Club has boosted the club’s membership past the 100 mark. The latest inductees—7th and 8th graders—joined the club during an October 15 ceremony, in which Walhalla High student Carson Brewer served as guest speaker. Carson is a former club member. Other speakers that evening […]

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“Expert” witness on the stand

An engineer from Westminster settled into the witness chair at 3:25 yesterday afternoon in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. And it’s from there that Derek Hodgin’s testimony will likely continue until some time today. As a forensic engineer, Hodgin and his company specialize in investigations of building problems. In this instance, he has been retained by the homeowners’ group at […]

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Check smoke detectors and replace batteries!

A new reminder today from Walhalla Fire Department that the time change this weekend is a good time to test smoke detectors and change batteries. To protect your loved ones and property, you should have at least one smoke detector in your home. Most detectors operate using a 9-volt batter. Newer detectors, however, run on a lithium battery that cannot […]

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Defendant Morris completes testimony

One of the defendants in the civil lawsuit alleging water intrusion at a Lake Keowee townhouse development testified today in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Mel Morris, part owner of a construction company, was the first of the multiple defendants to take the stand. Morris was called by the plaintiffs’ side. Waiting in the wings is Derek Hodgin, an engineer […]

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A scholarship in memory of homicide victim

Out of tragedy comes good for future generations. Members of the family of the late Oconee County homicide victim Sandra Myers are establishing a scholarship in her memory. The proceeds from that scholarship are intended to help West-Oak High School graduates pursue degrees in nursing. Sandra Myers became interested in nursing at a young age and that interest filtered down […]

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Oxygen masks for pets saved from fires

Through Project Breathe, Oconee County fire departments are being equipped with oxygen masks for pets involved in fires. The masks are being donated by Invisible Fence Brand, an organization in support of causes to save pets’ lives. A representative will present the oxygen mask kits during a reception tomorrow at the Westminster Fire Department. According to an announcement from Oconee […]

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Seneca board issues certificate

The owners of commercial corner property in downtown Seneca have the go ahead from city regulators for an addition. After a hearing last night, the Board of Architectural Review awarded E-E Riggs a certificate of appropriateness for work at Ye Old Sandwich Shop and Fudge Factory. “The application was to add metal to the top of the parapet to protect […]

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Training event completed

For the first time, Oconee sheriff’s officers have practiced a what-if scenario inside a private school building. The exercise, conducted last Saturday, allowed members of the county “SWAT” team to learn the layout and pick up on-site intelligence from their training session at the Oconee Christian Academy near Seneca. A robot was made part of Saturday’s training. “We were really […]

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