OCC to face 5-page agenda

What happens when Oconee County Council skips one of its regular meeting nights—such as the cancellation of one of its two August meetings? You can expect a long agenda for the next time the county fathers assemble. Such will be the case for Tuesday night’s meeting at the County Administrative Offices. It’ll begin with public comment at 6. The regular […]

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New businesses bound for NE Georgia

Seneca is about to welcome a Hampton Inn and Suites. You can add Lavonia, Georgia to the list of locations to which the hotel chain is expanding. WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports developers break ground next month for an 82-room Hampton—across from the Holiday Inn Express at the 173 exit on SR 17. Gary Fesperson, the Lavonia city manager, also […]

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Doctor’s defense begins in OCP

In the view of a defense witness, the treatment provided by an Oconee doctor to a surgery patient amounted to good medicine, in spite of the bad outcome. Dr. Anna Lee Bouknight of Columbia was the second physician witness presented yesterday in Dr. Frank Rao’s defense. Rao is the defendant at trial this week in a case alleging medical malpractice. […]

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Two RFQs received for Walhalla Streetscape

Two companies showed interest today in the job of designing and building the Walhalla Streetscape project. Both companies hail from the Upstate. They are Seamon-Whitesides of Greenville and Langley Land Planning and Association of Easley. At City Hall, city officials said the companies responded to requests for qualifications. The submissions apparently do not include how they would charge. According to […]

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Walhalla can learn from Hendersonville, Moss says

Today’s an important day for Streetscape. Walhalla is scheduled to learn just how much interest there is from potential contractors willing to re-work Main Street, across the downtown’s core business district. Proposals from design-build firms are due at City Hall no later than 2:30 this afternoon. A recent visit to Hendersonville, North Carolina has Walhalla real estate businessman Corky Moss […]

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Trial moves to the defense stage

In two days, the plaintiff’s side made its case for medical malpractice against an Oconee County physician. Now it’s the chance for Dr. Frank Rao’s side to present its defense.  A jury will decide. The Rao side began its defense this morning by calling to the stand a fellow Oconee doctor—Greg Enders, an anesthesiologist at Oconee Medical Center. Dr. Enders […]

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Seneca FFA members to make KY road trip

  Five FFA students at Seneca High School are planning a trip this fall to the national convention in Louisville, Kentucky. They’ll be there in October. Taking part as finalists in the national agri-science fair will be Alexus Moore, Brittany Shook, K’Undra Martin, Emmalee Rawlings, and Christa Addis. The fair is competition for FFA members interested in the science and technology […]

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10 personnel deployed

Ten Oconee County fire personnel cross the county line into Anderson this morning to help fire fighters battle an apartment complex fire. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the fire occurred at the Azalea apartments at I-85 and SC 187—the Wild Hog Road.  

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Pushing paraphernalia out!

In Seneca last night, Frankie Pearson asked the mayor and city council to require the enforcement of a law on the books that forbids stores from selling items that illegal drug users can fashion to facilitate their habit. “They’re selling crack pipes in our stores in this county, Pearson said during the public comment period last night at City Hall. […]

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