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Fee in place of tax agreements

February 4, 2015

The company Borg Warner is in an expansion frame of mind at Seneca.  And last night Oconee County Council gave preliminary approval to a change in its fee in lieu of tax agreement with the company.  Officials say the expansion pertains to the Borg Warner’s operations on the Wells Highway and is unrelated to a…

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Old Seneca home gets reprieve

February 3, 2015

With the concurrence of the city of Seneca, a South Oak Street property owner will have 30 days to obtain the necessary financing to bring an old house up to city standards. Brenda Knox, owner of the structure on South Oak near Third, made a joint appearance with the city’s Ed Halbig in front of…

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Duncan to vote for repeal

February 3, 2015

In Washington, the Republican-controlled House is moving today toward a vote to repeal Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act.  Congressman Jeff Duncan, critic of President Obama,  plans to vote in favor of repealing the Democratic administration-backed health insurance program.

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The Legion names Office of the Year

February 3, 2015

An Oconee sheriff’s officer has been named the 2015 American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award, for Corp. Charles Mulwee, was presented last night during the annual Jake Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner in Seneca. Mulwee serves as resource officer for Oconee’s elementary schools. He acts as a mentor and focuses on drug…

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Scott to chair banking and housing subcommittee

February 3, 2015

U-S Senator Tim Scott, serving his first, full six-year term, has been named chairman of the banking, housing and urban affairs subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development. The Charleston Republican made this statement on his appointment: “I truly believe housing is a key component of the American Dream, and I look forward to our…

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Accused Oconee burglar arrested in Abbeville

February 3, 2015

The investigation of a home burglary in Oconee’s Wolfstake community has led county deputies to Abbeville, where their suspect was taken into custody. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, 29-year old Walhalla resident Nathan Lee Sloan was since lodged in the Oconee Detention Center. Arrest affidavits accuse Sloan of larceny and burglary first degree January…

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Upstate breathing cleaner air, however….

February 3, 2015

An official of South Carolina DHEC says Upstate residents are breathing significantly cleaner air than three years ago, but there is still a chance the region will face EPA restrictions once new emission standards are announced later this year. The comments by DHEC’s Brian Barnes were made last week to the Upstate Air Quality Advisory…

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Frontier encampment

February 3, 2015
Frontier encampment

 If you are looking for an unusual way of treating your loved one on Valentine’s Day, the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism hopes you will consider a visit to one of Oconee County’s most historic plots of land. A frontier encampment takes place Saturday, February 14 at the Oconee Station State Historic…

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All road patrol officers wear body cameras

February 3, 2015

During the year 2014, every deputy in the road patrol division of the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, along with two officers from the warrants division, were equipped with body cameras. It was May 2013 when the Sheriff’s Office began equipping deputies with the TASER AXON Flex body cameras. They can be clipped to the officers’ clothing…

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West Union mail thefts

February 3, 2015

An 83-year old man was arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office for allegedly taking mail from two road side boxes at West Union. Roy Englannd Norvell of Franklin, North Carolina was placed in the Oconee Jail Sunday on the charge of simple larceny after he was approached by plainclothes officer Scott Arnold on West Union’s…

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  • May 3, 2015Revival with Rev. James Petty
  • May 5, 2015 10:30 amHappy Hearts of Seneca Meeting
  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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