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Painter’s death UPDATE

June 3, 2014

Oconee Coroner Karl Addis has released the name of the man who died on a work site job yesterday afternoon. He’s Jerry Wayne Kelly, 56-year old resident of 718 Lay Bridge Road, Central.

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A new fix-up at Martin Creek

June 3, 2014

The commissioners who set the policy for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority remain dissatisfied with the results of a multi-million dollar upgrade for new lines, new pump stations and a one million gallon equalization tank. The work, covering the Martin Creek basin between Seneca and Clemson, was undertaken to ensure adequate capacity in the…

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First to use “Mobile Watch” app

June 3, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office now uses an app that enables its sex offender registrar to upload and update current information on registered sex offenders in the county. At last count, 154 Oconeeans had registered as sex offenders. “Mobile Watch” was purchased last year after Deputy Kelly Winchester, the sex offender registrar, realized the technology can help…

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Manholes to be replaced on Wells Highway

June 3, 2014

At a cost of $85 thousand, 14 manholes are to be replaced on the Wells Highway near Seneca—from Friendship Road to the vicinity of the county Solid Waste complex. The Joint Regional Sewer Authority approved the project last night, after Executive Director Bob Winchester blamed a sulfuric acid for severely deteriorating the manholes’ concrete.

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Death at a home building site

June 3, 2014

The name of a Pickens County man who died yesterday at a home construction job near Salem is to be released today—once Oconee Coroner Karl Addis has additional time to locate and notify family members. So far, Addis has described the deceased as a 56-year old Central resident who worked as a self-employed painter. He…

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Immediate hearing requested

June 2, 2014

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today wrote Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin and Ranking Member Jim Inhofe to request an immediate hearing on the exchange of five high-ranking Taliban leaders for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  

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Blue Ridge reacts to EPA announcement

June 2, 2014

“A little bit fuzzy” is the way the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative spokesman is describing the potential effect on South Carolina from a plan at the federal level to cut carbon emission from the power sector by 30%. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS today after hearing Gina McCarthy, the EPA director, announce,…

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Oconee names two new principals

June 2, 2014
Oconee names two new principals

 The principal of Abbeville High School will be the next principal of Walhalla High School. The Oconee School District announced today the hiring of Kenneth “Steve” Garrett July 1—succeeding Josh Young who resigned to take a principal’s job in Pickens County. Garrett has 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator. At the same time…

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“Progress made” to end zoning squabble

June 2, 2014

The Oconee County administrator says progress has been made but, as yet, there’s no final resolution of a judge’s ruling in favor of individual property owners. The county’s action to impose an agriculture residential zoning classification on property owners who don’t want it is at the heart of the dispute. Late last year, a judge…

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Westminster rezoning application to be heard

June 2, 2014

An application to rezone nearly three-tenths of one acre of property in Westminster goes to a public hearing tomorrow night at the City Hall. The six o’clock hearing will delve in David Kane’s request to change 0.29 acres on the Long Creek Highway from R-25 (single family residential) to NC (neighborhood commercial.) In old business,…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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