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South Carolina Business Court convenes in Oconee

May 11, 2015

Oconee’s 4th floor courtroom at the county courthouse was used Friday for a session of the one-year old South Carolina Business Court. Several out of county attorneys made the trip to Walhalla to argue a case assigned to 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh. Motions were heard in a lawsuit, which originated in Beaufort County and…

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Teacher Forum scholars announced

May 11, 2015

Four members of Oconee’s 2015 graduating class are being awarded $2 thousand scholarships through the Oconee Teacher Forum. The scholarships go to the following seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and major in education: Sierra Nicholson of Seneca High School, Emily Nicole Griffin of West-Oak High School, and Bennett Carpenter and Haley Keaton-Wilbanks…

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Officers on the road, as usual, on Monday!

May 8, 2015

Oconee County regular offices are closed Monday to observe Confederate Memorial Day. But it’s no holiday for the men and women who keep the peace. One media report, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, erroneously gave the impression that his office would completely shut down. In reality, the administrative offices housing the office staff, are closed for…

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County Attorney to review defendant’s requested settlement

May 8, 2015

The Oconee County Attorney, Tom Martin, is not the lawyer who brought suit on behalf of the county alleging back taxes owed by the owner of an airplane that was stored at the airport. However, Martin officially entered the squabble this afternoon when he agreed to review a new proposed agreement from Hangar III and…

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Electric power outage scheduled for three hours

May 8, 2015

Seneca Light and Water is alerting a large swath of its electric power customers to an outage that is scheduled to last three hours and take place beginning midnight Sunday. According to Bob Faires, utilities director, the outage is planned for a period when most people are asleep and is required for maintenance work at…

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Charles Beamon Stancil

May 8, 2015

Charles Beamon Stancil, 81, of 185 Charlie B. Farm Road, Seneca died Wednesday at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  He was the widower of Billie Ray Stancil.  Stancil was a self-employed farmer who was also known for presenting music events for young people, such as the years he and his wife ran the Chicken Shack dance club…

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Open house for Toastmasters

May 8, 2015

A new Toastmasters chapter is being organized in Oconee County. If you are interested in improving your communication skills, leadership abilities, or just making new friends, an event this month could be just right for you. A Toastmasters open house takes place at 11:30 Wednesday morning, May 20 at the Oconee Heritage Center in Walhalla.…

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Techtronics Industries expands in Anderson

May 8, 2015

Techtronic Industries is expending in Anderson County. The company is to invest $85 million into a new distribution center that is to create more than 200 jobs the next five years. According to the state Department of Commerce, TTI’s new distribution center will be built near the I-85/SC 81 interchange. The intent is to improve…

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Swinging jail doors open

May 8, 2015

Monday is an important day for the contractor and the correctional guards at the new Oconee Jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Monday is the day they will open the electronic doors of the penal facility to give the jail guards an idea what it’s going to be like. “We should be fully operational sometime in…

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“Small stuff” remains before new bridge opens

May 8, 2015

“A DOT official says unless weather interferes, a new bridge over a secondary road near Seneca will open for traffic late next week. And when the bridge on Bountyland Road over a tributary of Richland Creek is ready it will spell an end to the detour that has faced motorists in the vicinity of Foothills…

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Calendar

  • July 28, 2015 3:00 pmCrossgate Church Bible Boot Camp
  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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