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McCall to speak to Tea Party

September 19, 2012
McCall to speak to Tea Party

Oconee’s maverick county councilman, Wayne McCall, speaks next week to the Seneca Tea Party. And the District Two councilman intends to welcome questions from the audience. The tea party meeting takes place 6:30 to 8:30 p-m Thursday, September 27 in the Fellowship Hall of the Bountyland Baptist Church. According to the meeting announcement: “No need…

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Overseas aid discussed at CU

September 19, 2012
Overseas aid discussed at CU

Two leading Washington officials, on a visit to Clemson University, said the U-S must sustain a robust foreign assistance program because the price of disengagement is unacceptable. However, both Senator Lindsey Graham and Rajiv Shah of the Agency for International Development say the one percent of the federal budget that funds America’s overseas aid initiatives…

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Transformer fire

September 19, 2012

Everything should be OK this morning at Applewood Shopping Center. The Seneca Fire Department reports a midnight hour transformer fire resulted in the temporary loss of electric service to Belk and other stores. However, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has been able to restore all service.

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Who does Oconee partner with

September 19, 2012

Population counts every ten years decides government’s place in planning areas for the purpose of using transportation money at the local level. Scott Moulder, Oconee County administrator, led a discussion last night on whether part of Oconee would fare better if it were part of a metropolitan planning organization in which Greenville would have the…

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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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