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Cottage development facing fine

December 11, 2014

At a meeting today in Columbia, an Oconee County home project faces a penalty potential for violating the state’s swimming pool regulations. The staff of the Department of Health and Environmental Control recommends that its governing board assess an $800 dollar fine against the Pier at Clemson, a Lake Hartwell cottage home development, for failure…

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“Things looking pretty good”–Yandle

December 11, 2014

An area economist’s take on the country’s financial condition is that “things are looking pretty good.” Dr. Bruce Yandle gave one of his economic forecasts to today’s well-attended business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. He coupled what he sees ahead with a review of current conditions. And, in a reference to the Great Recession…

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Fallen tree blocks Walhalla street

December 11, 2014

A tree that fell late yesterday afternoon temporarily blocked part of a Walhalla street. The fire department and others resorted to blocking N. Church near Broad Street for about one hour while the tree was removed. Last week a large tree fell onto power lines on West Union’s Main Street and created a major outage.…

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25th year for Shining Lights

December 11, 2014

This is year 25 for the Shining Lights contest, sponsored by the Walhalla Kiwanis Club. In the Walhalla area, Kiwanis will offer awards for the best small residential, large residential, and kids choice. Judging begins at 6 o’clock Friday night, December 19. You don’t have to be present to have your entry judged, but you…

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Shoplifting mounts at Seneca store

December 11, 2014

Tis the season to give and rejoice.  But, at one large store near Seneca, it’s a season for taking.  Shoplifting incidents are mounting at the Seneca Wal-Mart, and Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks information from the public to catch a man who is suspected of having stolen computers November 29 and again this past Monday.  Deputies…

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German company investing in Hart County, Georgia

December 11, 2014

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced that German-based Haring will locate its first U-S manufacturing facility in Hartwell, Georgia. Over the next five years, $54 million dollars is to be invested and by 2025, a total of 800 jobs are to be created. Haring makes precision components and sub-assemblies for the auto industry. The company…

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Rail Site building upgrade

December 10, 2014

The peak shavings program of Seneca Light and Water is going to provide money that the city will use for upgrades to its building at the Seneca Rail Site, the former Prop Pex manufacturing plant. At its meeting last night, the council approved up to $500 thousand for the upgrades. In other action, the council…

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Thief may have wanted to take a bath

December 10, 2014

The owner of a 5 X 11 trailer has been reunited with his property as the result of an investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The trailer was taken along with a bath tub from highway 59 property south of the Tokeena Crossroads. The Sheriff’s Office investigation led to larceny charges against a 29-year old…

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Clemson sets fall graduation December 18

December 10, 2014

Around 1,300 students are in line for degrees next week when Clemson University conducts fall graduation ceremonies. Two ceremonies are planned Thursday, December 18 at Littlejohn Coliseum—at 9:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m. Both will be streamed live at www.clemson.edu/tv. A retired CEO, Steven Owings from the Class of 1975, will receive an honorary Doctorate of…

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Sheriff’s Office busy solving TV thefts

December 10, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’’s Office seeks the public’s help to solve the theft of a television set last month at the Seneca Wal-Mart. The shoplifting occurred when a man placed a 32-inch Vizio TV into a shopping cart shortly before 12:30 the afternoon of November 27, walked to the front of the store, lifted the TV out…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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