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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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Walhalla-Westminster meeting

September 18, 2012

The city councils in Walhalla and Westminster hold regular meetings tonight at their city halls. The two political bodies are coming together tomorrow evening for what is being called an executive session on a contract matter, not specified by the joint meeting announcement. Their reason for meeting apparently deals with the Golden Corner Commerce Park.…

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Human remains may be missing hiker

September 18, 2012

Human remains found Saturday morning in Rabun County, Georgia, in the vicinity of the Bartram Trail may be those of a missing hiker. Sky 104 Radio in Clayton quotes the Rabun Sheriff, Frank Andrews, as saying investigators found clues that lead them to think that the remains are those of a hiker who has not…

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Arson suspected near Seneca

September 18, 2012

  Authorities say a fire that damaged a house near Utica yesterday afternoon was intentionally set and the Oconee Sheriff’s Department is investigating. Fire fighters put a stop to the fire that damaged one room at 107 Stephen Drive near Goddard Avenue, but there was smoke damage throughout. According to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King,…

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Business After Hours rescheduled

September 17, 2012

A forecast full of rain has prompted the Oconee Chamber of Commerce to pick a new date for its Business After Hours. Originally scheduled tomorrow, Business After Hours at the Lunney House Museum has been rescheduled for Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It had been originally planned for tomorrow.

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Suspense ends tomorrow

September 17, 2012

The official announcement comes tomorrow as to the project that Seneca, with help from Oconee County, is planning for jobs and economic development. The city plans a 10 a.m. news conference at City Hall to announce what it calls $10 million investment. It’s believed the announcement will detail what’s to be a hotel project on…

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Sunset view from Seneca High

September 17, 2012
Sunset view from Seneca High

Sometimes nature’s beauty is there for us, if we’ll just look around. At dusk last Thursday, this is the view of the horizon from the parking lot at Seneca High School.

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Salem to hold special election

September 17, 2012

Beginning today Salem residents can step up to answer the call of their town. A special election to fill a town council vacancy is planned Tuesday, November 13 and the noon hour today starts a two-week qualifying period for candidates. Whoever wins the special election fills the term created by the resignation of Tony Moore,…

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October’s share of OC Sheriff candidate events

September 17, 2012

The campaign for Oconee Sheriff is intensifying after this summer’s lull and the cancellation of the Republican primary election. The three remaining candidates are being asked to take part in forums during the month of October, including one to take place seven days before the November 6 election day. Mountain Rest Community Club today announced…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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