Seneca real estate holdings grow

  The donation by a bank of a building and property in foreclosure will allow Seneca to grow its real estate holdings.  In a special meeting, the city council moved to accept Blue Ridge Bank’s gift of the building and property at 416 E. Main Street.  City Administrator Greg Dietterick said the red-colored building there is appealing to the city […]

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Judge sides with Appeals Board

A Common Pleas judge wasted little time today in issuing a ruling in the controversy over whether a Dollar General store may be built on the Ebenezer Road in rural Oconee County. Judge Lawton McIntosh ruled that “The decision of the Oconee County Board of Zoning Appeals is affirmed.  Doug Gray to prepare formal order.”  Gray is the attorney who […]

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Suspect sought for alleged firearm possession violation

Oconee sheriff’s officers seek to serve a warrant charging possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony.  The Sheriff’s Office has identified the man sought as Matthew Blake Sosby, 42-year old resident of Edgewater Drive, Westminster.  A deputy last month investigated a burglary at a separate Edgewater Drive home.  Some the guns taken in the burglary, according […]

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Crews encouraged that fire lines are holding

Fire fighters say there is now a good containment of the Pinnacle Mountain fire and describe it as dwindling within the perimeter.  However, for a second night an infra-red flight was prevented, but a new picture of the heat from the fire should be available tomorrow. Two days of rain have helped. Until the slick terrain and soaked ground dries, […]

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Fire ban still in effect!

Some government agencies have rescinded bans against outdoor burning, but not the U-S Forest Service’s Andrew Pickens Ranger District in Oconee County.  The fire ban there means no campfires or burning throughout the Andrew Pickens district.  The Forest Service requests that you keep in mind that while driving or parking in tall grass or weeds that fires can quickly be […]

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Beneficial rainfall totals

A three-day rain event has deposited 2 ½” of rain into Oconee County soils.  And weather observer Barbara Wilson of Walhalla says that’s exactly what the prognosticators had expected.  For the latest 24-hour period, Wilson measured a little more than ¾” of an inch.  Yesterday’s official Walhalla high temperature was 68 degrees; the Wednesday night-Thursday morning low came in at […]

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