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Get plugged into information event

April 16, 2015

Dan Alexander, representing the South Carolina Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, reminds everyone of tonight’s important information meeting in Seneca. From 6 to 7:30 at the Gignilliat Community Center, you can learn about resources available to the Oconee County community. Several agencies that provides services to the public will be represented.

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Seneca plant wins statewide honor

April 16, 2015

Seneca’s Borg Warner TorqTransfer Systems took home the 2015 Silver Crescent Award during this week’s South Carolina Manufacturing Excellence Awards held at Greenville’s TD Convention Center. According to Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, the awards Tuesday were judged by a panel of experts from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and based on demonstrated performance…

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Car crash at the Bountyland intersection

April 16, 2015

No serious injuries are believed to have resulted from a three-vehicle accident reported around 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the highway 28 traffic light intersection at Bountyland. One of the vehicles was an unmarked sheriff’s vehicle. Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said he was told that, at the time of the accident, his office vehicle was stationary…

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Bus system merits award for Seneca

April 15, 2015

Seneca’s accomplishment of an all-electric bus system has merited an award from a statewide organization. At last night’s city council meeting, city administrator Greg Dietterick said his city is to be recognized by the South Carolina Municipal Association. On April 23 a film crew, representing the association, will be in Seneca to make a video…

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Saturday’s golf is a rainout

April 15, 2015

The threat of rain into Saturday is enough for the organizer of this year’s Hamilton Career Center golf tourney to call off the event and re-schedule for Saturday, May 30.  The location for the tourney, Falcon’s  Lair near Walhalla, will remain the same.  If you have questions about the tournament, contact Amy Welch at 886-4425…

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Oconee holds property option for Tech campus

April 15, 2015

Oconee County holds an option to buy property for Tri-County Technical College to build an Oconee campus. The college, based in Pendleton, already has campuses in its two other service counties—Anderson and Pickens. But the lack of one is a sore point with Oconee leaders. At a meeting last night, Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder…

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Faith-based organization gets nod from committee

April 15, 2015

A faith-based outfit, which operates out of Walhalla’s S. John Street, seeks to help and rehabilitate former Oconee County prisoners and others in the community who are down and out. And it received a conditional approval last night that once the current Oconee jail is no longer needed, Christ Central Ministries would be allowed space…

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State road fix solution unacceptable to Oconee

April 15, 2015

At their regular meeting next week, Oconee County Council members are expected to say no in the form of a resolution to the idea of the state transferring maintenance of some Oconee roads and bridges that are part of the state system. After hearing estimates of what that would cost, the council’s road and transportation…

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Moulder to “whittle down” the requests

April 15, 2015

If Oconee County Council were to approve all requests for funds in its next budget, total county spending would jump $10 million dollars. But that’s unlikely to happen. County Administrator Scott Moulder told a meeting of the county council budget committee he is in the process of whittling down the wants and the needs of…

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“Time for young blood”

April 15, 2015

After more than 20 years, Mike Foster is giving up his seat on the board of directors of Pioneer Rural Water District. At a meeting yesterday, Foster nominated fellow Oakway resident Mark Holbrooks to succeed him as the board member from Pioneer territory seat one. Holbrooks will go into the annual membership meeting in June…

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Calendar

  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 7:00 pmConservation Theory in Concert
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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