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Bagwell wants tax hike

September 19, 2012

A first-year Walhalla city councilman wants to raise taxes. And T-Jay Bagwell is not afraid to say it. But his idea to for him to conduct separate meetings with taxpayers to explain how taxpayers would be affected and why the city needs more taxes ran into opposition during last night’s council meeting. Deek Biemann and…

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Medical leave for police chief

September 19, 2012

City leaders say Walhalla Police Chief Tim Chastain has taken medical leave. City Administrator Nancy Goehle says she will name an interim chief today.  

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Arrest made in scrap metal theft

September 18, 2012

A 36-year old Oconeean has been arrested on two charges in the Seneca police investigation of metal stolen from a closed business on By-Pass 123. Law enforcement records show William Alan Lake of the Old Clemson Highway was arrested yesterday and charged with the theft of scrap metal at Hughes Equipment and Rental and pulling…

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A Turning Point event

September 18, 2012

The Turning Point Church of God near Walhalla can be a turning point this month for Oconee and Anderson residents who have stopped reporting in to the state probation, parole and pardon offices in the two counties. According to Gerald Black, the Anderson Agent-in-Charge, and his Oconee counterpart, Greg Stewart, this is a joint effort…

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Seneca PC addresses changes

September 18, 2012

Map changes and outdoor displays are matters for which Seneca Planning Commission focused attention during its meeting last night at City Hall. Tammy Sanford, city planner, describes the need to catch up with recently-approved zoning changes to ensure that the city’s zoning map is up to date. And by outdoor displays, Sanford says, the commission…

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“Project Star”=Hampton Inn & Suites

September 18, 2012

It became official at 10 this morning that “Project Star” is a Hampton Inn and Suites for Seneca, a product of the Hilton Hotel chain. The hotel is to contain 100 rooms, four stories, and an investment of $10 million or more. The Hampton Inn and Suites is to employ 38 people. Ground is to…

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Help from Washington

September 18, 2012
Help from Washington

Federal funds amounting to $30,147 have been approved for Oconee County, under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program Phase 30 of FEMA. A local board of directors will meet to determine how the money is to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations. Applications are invited from…

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House to vote on Duncan measure

September 18, 2012
House to vote on Duncan measure

A bill authored by Congressman Jeff Duncan is headed for a vote tomorrow in the U-S House of Representatives. According to information released by the S.C. Third District Representative’s office in Washington, H.R. 3783 addresses the threat of Iranian terrorism in the Western Hemisphere and would require a secure border with the United States working…

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New oversight committee meets

September 18, 2012
New oversight committee meets

A new committee to oversee the efficiency and effectiveness of state government holds its first meeting this afternoon in Columbia for the purpose of organization and a decision on which agencies and programs are to be reviewed first. State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens County, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has appointed three Senators…

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Frost trial this afternoon

September 18, 2012

The trial of a 44-year old man has been assigned a 1 o’clock start time this afternoon in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Steven Gregory Frost, arrested March 8, is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Frost is being represented by Deputy Public Defender Danny Day, while Assistant Solicitor Lindsey Simmons handles the…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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