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Former school building on the ground

November 16, 2012

The building that served as a small Oconee town’s public school is no more. West Union Mayor Linda Oliver said the contractor hired by the town finished demolishing the dilapidated brick building shortly before 1:30 p-m Friday. A group that tried to save the building for preservation and new use plans to put up an…

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Holland makes Duke commitment official

November 16, 2012

At 6 o’clock tonight at the Gignilliat Center conference room in Seneca, Kianna Holland of the Lady Bobcats will make good on her commitment and sign a letter of intent to play basketball at Duke University. A senior, Kianna is regarded as one of the country’s top 30 players and the 8th rated guard overall.…

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The date to light it up

November 16, 2012

Oconee County is targeting a date to “light up” FOCUS–the project to bring high-speed broadband service countywide. Paul Corbeil, District One county councilman, says the projected date is four months away–Friday, March 15, 2013. The county’s public schools are already beginning to switch to the service, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent.

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60-year old was traffic fatality

November 16, 2012

This just in….A 60-year old resident of Fowood Hills near Westminster was this morning’s traffic fatality on S.C. 11. Coroner Karl Addis said Guy Arvid Nelson died in the accident involving his pickup truck and other vehicles shortly after 6:30 a-m at S.C. 11 and Bruce Road.

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Echo Hills: “No longer a farm…”

November 16, 2012

Don’t be surprised to see work at Oconee’s Echo Hills to continue through the Thanksgiving holiday. Richard Blackwell, economic development commission director, said the contractor is intent to avoid what it believes will be a cold and wet winter by taking advantage of as many dry days at it can. At today’s meeting of the…

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OC gets a new finance director

November 16, 2012

A new finance director has gone to work for Oconee County government. Mark Pulliam, a former finance director for the University of Montana, began work as Oconee finance director a couple of weeks ago. He’ll be paid $80 thousand a year.

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Fatality in SC 11 accident

November 16, 2012

State troopers report one person killed this morning in what apparently was a four-vehicle accident on S.C. 11 at Bruce Road. At least two people were reportedly severely hurt, requiring one of them to be flown by helicopter to the Greenville Memorial Hospital. The accident involved a tractor trailer truck and three passenger vehicles. According…

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Lake residents ink petitions

November 16, 2012

Before they even walked into the Tamassee-Salem High auditorium, several Lake Keowee residents signed a petition directed at Duke Energy. The signers are asking the electric utility company to delete language in an agreement that would allow Lake Keowee to be lowered an extra 5 feet to a level of 790 feet in a stage…

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Fire sprinkler demonstration Sunday

November 16, 2012

Seven fire deaths across the Upstate in five weeks demonstrate what the Oconee fire chief calls the need to get the word out about the hazards of home fires. On Sunday at Lowe’s near Seneca, Oconee Emergency Services, the S.C. Fire and Safety Association, along with Lowe’s, will conduct a residential fire sprinkler demonstration. According…

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Serious accident on s. highway 11

November 16, 2012

We’re getting word of a serious accident this morning in Oconee County. State troopers report injuries in the crash at 11253 S.C. 11 and Deer Run Road, near the Bruce Road.

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