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Getting a handle on what the county owns

August 13, 2014

A few years ago, a handful of legal-sized papers were needed to list Oconee County owned property. Now the county requires a binder about as thick as a New York City phonebook before the cell phone impact on landline telephones. Last night County Administrator Scott Moulder leafed thru the binder as he addressed county owned…

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Seneca OKs funding plan for new museum

August 13, 2014

In a unanimous vote, the Seneca City Council approved a funding plan to build the city’s second museum. This one is to be called the Bertha Strickland Museum and will serve as Seneca’s museum for African-American history. Approved by the mayor and council last night was a plan to borrow up to $600 thousand from…

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Students have academic interest in Kellett property

August 13, 2014

At no cost, Clemson University students are willing to suggest a plan for developing Seneca’s Kellett property. And city leaders are interested. City Administrator Greg Dietterick said the advantage is that the university’s class of Landscape and Architecture students can offer a perspective from fresh and young eyes. Ed Halbig, Seneca’s planning and community development…

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Keep hope alive for the Courthouse Inn

August 13, 2014

A reprieve of a few days has been granted the project to allow developers to turn the former Oconee Courthouse into a hotel. Last night John Powell told a committee of the Oconee County Council that he is not seeking a new extension of his lease, which is set to expire on Saturday. Instead Powell…

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South Carolina Apple Festival history

August 12, 2014

The South Carolina Apple Festival is coming soon, and the Westminster Library wants everyone to be ready. Leslie White of the Oconee Heritage Center will present a program at 5 p-m Tuesday, September 2 on the history of the festival, along with both the rise and decline of apple-growing in the area. For this program…

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Flags flying half-staff

August 12, 2014

At the request of Governor Nikki Haley, flags are flying at half-staff through sundown Saturday in honor of a serviceman killed this month in Afghanistan. Army Staff Sgt. Girard Glass Jr. of Lumber Bridge, North Carolina died August 3 in a field hospital from what the Defense Department says was a non-combat incident on patrol…

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Ed Land to speak at Apple luncheon

August 12, 2014

A leading Oconee County agriculturist will make the featured talk at this year’s South Carolina Apple Festival luncheon, sponsored by the Westminster Rotary Club. Organizers have made arrangements to present Ed Land of Long Creek’s Chattooga Belle Farm, a 138-acre working farm to keynote the luncheon planned for 1 o’clock Friday afternoon, September 5. This…

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Accountability test results

August 12, 2014

Results of two statewide education tests which have been given for the last time have been released by the Oconee County public schools. The Palmetto Assessment of State Performance (PASS,) a major accountability test for students in grades 3-8, produced results for Oconee students that, for the most part, trended upward from last year’s mixed…

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West Union agenda set

August 12, 2014

Ken Sloan, the director of the Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau, pays a visit tonight at the meeting of the West Union Town Council. Under old business, the mayor and council get an update on the Anderson Street project and plan votes on a sign for the town park and on engineering report for…

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Man arrested faces seven charges

August 12, 2014

A 23-year old Oconee County man, facing seven charges, remains locked up this morning in the county Detention Center on a combined surety bond of approximately 37 and a half thousand dollars. The charges against Chad Allen Phillips of Keowee Lakeshore Drive, Seneca arose from a traffic stop conducted Saturday night in northern Oconee County,…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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