Thirft: I-85 corridor “very appealing”

At times, relations among Oconee’s policymakers and the authority that provides sewer have been frayed. But all was good today, as partnership was demonstrated as the Joint Regional Sewer Authority turned over a check worth $960 thousand to the Oconee County Council. The funds are to help pay the bills for the first part of the county’s “Sewer South” venture […]

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Duncan and 83 other Congressional members

According to the office of Congressman Jeff Duncan, 84 members of Congress signed onto a letter drafted by the South Carolina Third District Congressman asking the EPA to rescind newly-proposed carbon regulations. Duncan and the others say those regulations will mean high costs to American families and damaging economic impacts. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, a retail electric power supplier in […]

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Final hospital vote June 25

The board of directors at Oconee Medical Center will gather for a noon hour meeting next week, and it’s anticipated that that is where and when the board will cast a final vote to join the Greenville Health System. Hunter Kome, chief operating officer for OMC, says the Wednesday, June 25 meeting will come two days after the board holds […]

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Check to be presented for I-85 sewer

At a ceremony this morning, OconeeCounty receives a large check to be applied to a project to bring sewer service to the county’s I-85 corridor.  At 10 this morning in council chambers, a check for more than $950 thousand dollars will be presented by Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority to Joel Thrift of the County Council.  The […]

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Miracle Circle accident

An accident has occurred at Seneca’s Miracle Circle intersection.  This accident, around 2:45 this afternnoon, appears to have taken place where W.N 1st Seneca enters the 4-way intersection.  Public safety responders are there.  According to the police, involved were a car and two pickup trucks.  Apparently no one transported to the hospital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Walhallans surprised, but pleased!

Walhalla leaders reacted with surprise, but gratitude today that the county’s state lawmakers successfully pulled off funding projects for a pair of community projects—-overcoming an earlier veto by Governor Nikki Haley.  State Senator Thomas Alexander this afternoon said the Senate overrode Haley’s veto of $100 thousand to pay for an ADA-approved automatic lift for the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool and […]

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To be decided by the state lawmakers!

If there is to be a further override of the Governor’s veto of additional operating expenses for the state’s lawmakers, expect that override to take place by 5 o’clock this afternoon. That’s the word we are getting from Columbia where the Senate is in its dying hours for the 2014 session. Senator Thomas Alexander says this additional money for the […]

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Anderson man arrested in child porn case

An Anderson man has been arrested on child pornography charges—as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office. The arrest of Kenny Allen Swaney was announced this afternoon by Attorney General Alan Wilson. According to Wilson’s office, the task force received a referral from investigators at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office that […]

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New bridges on the way for Oconee and Pickens

The first contract to build South Carolina bridges using ACT 98 funding has been awarded. Oconee and Pickens are to receive the first four bridges. Christy Hall, deputy secretary for DOT Engineering, says timber pile bridges will be replaced with pre-cast concrete bridges in Oconee County on Bountyland Road (S-135) over tributary to Richland Creek. The other new bridges are […]

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Brazen shoplifters strike Wal-Mart

Two female shoppers at the Seneca Wal-Mart pushed a buggy full of merchandise past all points of sale and exited the store without paying. According to Oconee Sheriff’s Office, last Friday’s case of shoplifting at 7:52 in the morning and deprived the store of around at least $75 dollars worth of goods. If you have information about what happened, you […]

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