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Be careful on South Carolina 107!

June 20, 2014

State troopers reported accidents this morning on 107–a northern Oconee County state highway.  Two accident occurred there within 45 minutes and both resulted in injuries to some or all of those persons involved.  The first accident occurred at 107 and SC 130.  The second was on 107 at Fish Hatchery Road.

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20-year old man ID’d as wanted suspect

June 20, 2014
20-year old man ID’d as wanted suspect

 A 20-year old man near Seneca was identified today by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office as a suspect wanted in a series of crimes on Doyle Drive near the Hopewell Baptist Church. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael Andrew Poole Jr. of Owens Road is wanted by deputies regarding three incidents—burglary, vehicle break-in, and possession of…

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State’s jobless rate steady, Oconee’s inched higher

June 20, 2014

South Carolina unemployment in May remained unchanged from April. The percentage of South Carolinians out of work last month but actively looking for employment remained 5.3%. Oconee’s jobless rate jumped one-half of a percentage point, from 5.1% to 5.6%.

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Thirft: I-85 corridor “very appealing”

June 20, 2014

At times, relations among Oconee’s policymakers and the authority that provides sewer have been frayed. But all was good today, as partnership was demonstrated as the Joint Regional Sewer Authority turned over a check worth $960 thousand to the Oconee County Council. The funds are to help pay the bills for the first part of…

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Duncan and 83 other Congressional members

June 20, 2014

According to the office of Congressman Jeff Duncan, 84 members of Congress signed onto a letter drafted by the South Carolina Third District Congressman asking the EPA to rescind newly-proposed carbon regulations. Duncan and the others say those regulations will mean high costs to American families and damaging economic impacts. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, a…

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Final hospital vote June 25

June 20, 2014

The board of directors at Oconee Medical Center will gather for a noon hour meeting next week, and it’s anticipated that that is where and when the board will cast a final vote to join the Greenville Health System. Hunter Kome, chief operating officer for OMC, says the Wednesday, June 25 meeting will come two…

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Check to be presented for I-85 sewer

June 20, 2014

At a ceremony this morning, OconeeCounty receives a large check to be applied to a project to bring sewer service to the county’s I-85 corridor.  At 10 this morning in council chambers, a check for more than $950 thousand dollars will be presented by Bob Winchester of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority to Joel Thrift…

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Miracle Circle accident

June 19, 2014

An accident has occurred at Seneca’s Miracle Circle intersection.  This accident, around 2:45 this afternnoon, appears to have taken place where W.N 1st Seneca enters the 4-way intersection.  Public safety responders are there.  According to the police, involved were a car and two pickup trucks.  Apparently no one transported to the hospital.

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Walhallans surprised, but pleased!

June 19, 2014

Walhalla leaders reacted with surprise, but gratitude today that the county’s state lawmakers successfully pulled off funding projects for a pair of community projects—-overcoming an earlier veto by Governor Nikki Haley.  State Senator Thomas Alexander this afternoon said the Senate overrode Haley’s veto of $100 thousand to pay for an ADA-approved automatic lift for the…

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To be decided by the state lawmakers!

June 19, 2014

If there is to be a further override of the Governor’s veto of additional operating expenses for the state’s lawmakers, expect that override to take place by 5 o’clock this afternoon. That’s the word we are getting from Columbia where the Senate is in its dying hours for the 2014 session. Senator Thomas Alexander says…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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