Pinnacle fire 84% contained

Officials at the command post in Pickens County say the Pinnacle Mountain fire is now 84% contained and the fire lines appear to be holding.  Last night’s infrared flight revealed hot spots in the most recently active northeastern section of the fire. Hand crews and a fire track are focusing on that area today, extinguishing hot spots, clearing the fire […]

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Three Oconee road projects to benefit from federal allocation

Three road improvement projects in Oconee County are to benefit from proposed allocations from the federal government.  The South Carolina DOT announced yesterday that public comment is invited on re-construction and re-habilitation work on 424.58 miles of roads across South Carolina, including three projects in Oconee.  One is to re-habilitate nearly three and a half miles of north highway 11.  […]

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Seneca real estate holdings grow

  The donation by a bank of a building and property in foreclosure will allow Seneca to grow its real estate holdings.  In a special meeting, the city council moved to accept Blue Ridge Bank’s gift of the building and property at 416 E. Main Street.  City Administrator Greg Dietterick said the red-colored building there is appealing to the city […]

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Judge sides with Appeals Board

A Common Pleas judge wasted little time today in issuing a ruling in the controversy over whether a Dollar General store may be built on the Ebenezer Road in rural Oconee County. Judge Lawton McIntosh ruled that “The decision of the Oconee County Board of Zoning Appeals is affirmed.  Doug Gray to prepare formal order.”  Gray is the attorney who […]

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