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Wi-Fi signal in Long Creek and Mountain Rest

April 24, 2015

The Oconee FOCUS broadband project and the Oconee Public Library recently collaborated to bring Wi-Fi to the community clubs in Long Creek and Mountain Rest. With the infrastructure in place at the communities’ fire stations, the Wi-Fi signal for accessing the Internet was extended to the adjoining community clubs. And Phil Cheney, county library director,…

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Woman found guilty as charged

April 24, 2015

An Easley woman arrived a few minutes late for the start of her trial in Walhalla. Teresa Annette Davis told Oconee General Sessions Judge Lawton McIntosh that she had car trouble in what, for her, was a bad week. Davis’s week got worse yesterday when she was found guilty on two charges and sent to…

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Seneca attorneys allege “willful disobedience”

April 24, 2015

Attorneys for Seneca are back in the city Municipal Court seeking a judge’s order to hold a downtown building owner in contempt for failure to follow an earlier order. A motion hearing is pending for an order and rule to show cause involving the city and Efford Haynes, the downtown building owner. Haynes owns the…

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Concrete poured this week at Seneca work site

April 24, 2015

Thirty truckloads of concrete were poured this week at the construction site at the Seneca Water Treatment Plant. It’s a multi-million dollar upgrade that is proceeding well, according to Bob Faires, Light and Water superintendent. The Harper Corporation of Greenville is the general contractor for the work. Faires predicts the work will finish earlier than…

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Partial road closures start today

April 24, 2015

More than 1,300 athletes from across the country are in the Clemson area today and tomorrow for national championship competition in the USA Triathlon’s Collegiate Club. The main venue is Campus Beach, but the run route will follow highway 93 into Oconee. The bike route takes place at 93 and 123. Racing is scheduled to…

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Seneca contractor assessed penalty

April 23, 2015

A state agency has determined the penalty against a contractor involved in a construction project fatal accident last year in Seneca. A worker on the job, Charles Keeler of Liberty, died nine days after a November accident at the city’s water plant involving a scissors lift, a motorized piece of equipment. The state’s office of…

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Easley woman stands trial in Oconee

April 23, 2015

An Easley woman went on trial today in Oconee County, charged with burglary and drug possession at an unoccupied house on a winter’s morning two years ago near Seneca. Against the charge of burglary first degree and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Teresa Annette Davis is being defended by two lawyers from the Oconee…

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Next AARP safe driver course May 22

April 23, 2015

  All drivers, no matter their skills behind the wheel, probably can benefit from a new Smart Driver course offered by the AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. It is designed especially for senior adults, but can benefit drivers of any age. The next course in our area will be Friday, May 22. Safe…

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A job offer from the school system

April 23, 2015

If you need a job, Oconee public schools hopes you will consider taking on the important responsibility of ensuring the school children are transported safely and on time to and from school each day. The school district needs bus drivers to work the remaining weeks of this school year, as well as to start work…

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Patching underway, money to dictate full depth repairs

April 23, 2015

If you have a friend who is part of the local DOT’s maintenance crew, chances are your friend has had little time of late for you. The boss at the Department of Transportation facility, Michael Smith, says the crews have been busy filling potholes and picking up after storm damage. Smith says, “We are working…

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Calendar

  • April 24, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Play "BUSTED WEDDING BELLES"
  • April 25, 2015Stumphouse Mountain Church of God's Hot Dog Sale
  • April 25, 2015 9:00 amPartial Estate Auction
  • April 26, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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