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Wal-Mart worker arrested

July 9, 2014

A man who worked at the Seneca Wal-Mart has been arrested and charged with taking about $5 thousand in cash from the store. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Kenneth Dewayne McElreath on Tuesday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Sheriff’s reports identified the 38-year old McElreath as a former…

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Heavy equipment work recommended at industrial park

July 9, 2014

Up to $370 thousand worth of improvements are being recommended at Oconee’s under-construction Golden Corner Commerce Park near Fair Play. And County Council Tuesday next week will consider a recommendation that the county rent the necessary heavy construction equipment to complete the task. The recommendation before council Tuesday night is divide the rental agreement among…

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Economic Alliance holds forum

July 9, 2014

An official of the South Carolina State Ports Authority drops anchor tomorrow morning in Oconee County, to make a presentation on how the authority is working to compete in today’s global economy and the importance of a new “inland port” in Greer. Jack Ellenburg, senior vice president of economic development and projects, is guest speaker…

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Second Seneca museum to move forward

July 9, 2014

After an executive session, Seneca City Council committed the city to build its first museum reflecting local African-American history. According to Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, the council approved the drawings for the project. Those drawings are now to be sent to the finance committee for action on how the city will fund a project that could…

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Where exactly is the restaurant?

July 9, 2014

At its location in front of Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the McDonald’s Restaurant has long been known as the West Union McDonald’s. But where exactly does the popular restaurant sit—in or outside town limits? Mayor Linda Oliver says a determination carries great importance, with implications to town taxes and building permits. The town hopes to…

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Ann Sullivan transitions to new town attorney

July 9, 2014

An attorney at Seneca has begun to transition in as the new attorney for the town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver says she and the town council made Ann Sullivan the choice two weeks ago to succeed Paul Cain, who resigned after his election to the Oconee County Council. Oliver says she has a…

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Economic development “matters” make for private meeting

July 9, 2014

Oconee County Council has announced it will hold a special meeting next week to talk about three economic development matters—not specified in the announcement of the meeting. Monday’s 5:30 meeting is planned as an executive session. Yesterday, on display in the office of the Oconee Economic Alliance, was an overhead photograph of the Seneca Rail…

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No apology for “tirade” in favor of public safety

July 9, 2014

As chairman of the county’s public safety committee, Wayne McCall made no apology last night for launching into what he conceded was a tirade for more public safety throughout Oconee County. The District Two county councilman said, as elected officials, it’s the council’s responsibility to do its best to ensure that everyone stay as safe…

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Peel the ears for a test

July 9, 2014

Sirens around Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested this morning at approximately 11:50. No public action is required during the three-minute test. By testing the sirens, state and county officials and Duke Energy ensure the sirens are operating properly. The full-siren test is performed once every three months. County officials are responsible for sounding the…

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International trade meeting at Clemson

July 8, 2014

International trade in ceramic tile is at stake as delegates from 15 countries begin meeting at Clemson University to develop new standards for a building material that is easy to take for granted—yet has covered floors, walls and countertops everywhere. Decisions made at the Madren Conference Center on campus between now and Friday are expected…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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