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9/11 memorial to honor victims and responders

May 27, 2014

Land has been secured in Oconee County, and a design approved for a memorial to incorporate remnants from all three locations of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on America. A volunteer committee working mostly behind the scenes until recently promises the memorial will offer compelling testimony to both the victims and heroes of New…

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Thousands of absentee ballots issued statewide

May 27, 2014

Thousands of ballots have been issued to allow South Carolinians to vote absentee in advance of the June 10 primary elections. Oconeeans in the hundreds are among those who’ve applied for absentee ballots. Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail if they meet one of 15 reasons. To vote in person, visit…

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Library worker wins Governor’s award

May 27, 2014

For the second year in a row, the Oconee public library sent one of its volunteers to Columbia to collect the award for the Governor’s Direct Service Volunteer of the Year. This year’s award went to Jean Snellings, who volunteers for the bookmobile service. Snellings contributed 264 hours in 2013. The award recognizes a volunteer…

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“All Gave Some, Some Gave All”

May 26, 2014

Five WWII veterans were part of the audience this morning for the unveiling of a marker at the foot of Westminster’s “World War” monument. And veterans are thankful to a Westminster woman, Juanita Stewart, for that marker—as well as for her work to keep the monument and ground a showplace for the city. The monument…

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Seneca chef to co-produce TV pilot

May 23, 2014

Seneca chef JoAnn Johnson, along with View Digital Media, will produce a pilot program for television focusing on cooking and entertainment. Johnson, owner of Seneca’s All J’s Catering, will host “Party Flippers” and filming for the pilot takes place Monday, June 9 at Fusion Audio and Visual on Greenville’s Markley Street. The pilot is to…

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Marketing effort to gun makers

May 23, 2014

Oconee County is a county of gun enthusiasts, and the thinking is now why not roll out the carpet to those who make weapons—as a way to create local jobs and strengthen the tax base. Holleigh Alexamde,  marketing and research manager for Oconee Economic Alliance announced at today’s alliance board meeting that 12 letters have…

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Basking in the glow of the Plastic Products announcement

May 23, 2014

At its meeting today, the Oconee Economic Alliance basked in the glow of securing the expansion of a plastic products company from Minnesota to set up a 77-employee operation near Seneca, in an existing building behind the Lowe’s Store. Richard Blackwell, the alliance executive director, noted that in 2014 it’s not easy to attract a…

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After holiday respite, highway work in two counties

May 23, 2014

After a respite over Memorial Day weekend, Oconee and Anderson highway projects will pick back up. In each instance the contractor is Ashmore Brothers. Road work will continue Tuesday through Saturday next week on South Carolina 24, between 11 and 59. Ashmore Brothers crews also begin guardrail work next week on U-S 76 north of…

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Fire damages Seneca home

May 23, 2014

Fire yesterday afternoon damaged a home in Seneca. The fire broke out in a home on the 900 block of E.S. 1st Street, and fire fighters say they were able to confine the damage to one room. They’ve traced the start of the fire to an electric heater that, although not in use, was left…

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Survival action filed over pedestrian’s death

May 23, 2014

Ten days following a pedestrian’s death in Oakway, the daughter of the deceased has filed a damage lawsuit against the car driver. Sandra Faye Dickson died at night after being struck by an SUV as she was walking across South Carolina 24. At the time, Coroner Karl Addis said, Dickson was headed home after having…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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