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Federal bank leader speaks in Seneca

May 22, 2014

When local and area banks need liquidity to make home loans, they have the option to turn to a Federal Home Loan Bank. For institutions like the Oconee Federal Savings and Loan and the Stephens Federal Savings and Loan, they can turn to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. The Atlanta bank is the…

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Tamassee woman fatal victim of accident last week

May 22, 2014

A 47-year old Tamassee woman who died yesterday at a Greenville hospital had been involved in an accident one week earlier near Walhalla. Coroner Karl Addis this afternoon announced the death of Ondra Lynn Fisher of north highway 11. Addis says Fisher died of complications of injuries from an accident around 9:15 Wednesday morning, May…

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Large truck leaks fuel on South Carolina 28

May 22, 2014

An official of Oconee Emergency Services predicts part of busy South Carolina 28–between Bountyland and nearly all the way to Miracle Circle–will remain shut to traffic for a couple of more hours. The reason? A tractor-trailer truck has leaked an estimated 60 to 75 gallons of diesel fuel. Emergency crews are pouring sand on the…

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Highway project delays sewer line

May 22, 2014

A highway project at Tokeena-Crossroads has delayed Oconee County contractors from laying the last pieces of sewer pipe connecting the Golden Corner Commerce Park with the county’s treatment plant at Seneca. A contractor for the state is rebuilding the highway 24-59 intersection and that, according to Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder, leaves the county’s sewer…

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Detour—day two

May 22, 2014

Parts of a major thoroughfare thru Seneca are closed again today. Bob Faires, utilities director, says repairs to N. Walnut Street where a water line broke Tuesday night are still in progress. The affected area is N. Walnut in the vicinity of 2nd and 4th streets. The water line has been restored and there has…

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Tuesday’s results stand

May 22, 2014

Apparently it’s now official. Paul Cain is the Oconee County councilman-elect from District Three. Joy Brooks, elections director, said this morning that, with no provisional ballots to canvass, Tuesday’s unofficial results stand. Cain’s winning total was 309 votes. Ernest Riley received 269. Ten other voters Tuesday wrote in the names of others.  Beth Hulse, clerk…

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Job fair reserved for veterans

May 22, 2014

Veterans and their spouses receive special attention at a job fair tomorrow morning in Anderson. The Upstate Veterans Job Fair from 9 a-m to 12:30 p-m tomorrow at 3111 Martin Luther King Boulevard is reserved for veterans, spouses, National Guard and Reserve members. Plenty of top quality employers plan to be present. All attendees must…

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Holiday events set across Oconee

May 22, 2014

In the year’s time between last Memorial Day and this year’s, 13 members of the Walhalla American Legion Post 124 have died. Jerry Dyar, post spokesman, says considering the size of the post, 13 is unprecedented number of dead. An everlasting ceremony for the late legionnaires takes place 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the Walhalla…

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246 grams of marijuana seized in I-85 drug bust

May 22, 2014
246 grams of marijuana seized in I-85 drug bust

 A traffic stop by Oconee deputies this week on I-85 resulted in drug charges against an Atlanta Metro area woman and the seizure of 246 grams of marijuana. The Sheriff’s Office has announced that Arabia Machen, 36-year old Decatur, Georgia resident, was jailed in Walhalla on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.…

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Duncan votes to combat human trafficking

May 22, 2014

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan has cast votes in Washington to combat human trafficking both in the United States and abroad. If enacted, the bills will strengthen and streamline law enforcement resources, provide greater assistance to victims, and hold responsible those who’ve committed the crimes. The House of Representatives also condemned the abduction of female…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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