Fire strikes home near West Union

December 1, 2014

Fire broke out early Saturday afternoon at a home near West Union, on the Safety Harbor Road. A female owner of the home suffered burns when she tried to re-enter the home to save a dog. Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King said an investigation was underway as to what caused the fire.

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Bank declares dividend!

November 29, 2014

The directors of Blue Ridge Financial Corporation, the holding company for Oconee County’s Blue Ridge Bank, recently declared a cash dividend in the amount of $204,799.00, or $.50 a share. The cash dividend is payable to stockholders on record by Monday, December 1. It’s the same rate paid to stockholders in 2013. The announcement was…

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Health insurer goes out

November 28, 2014

On Thanksgiving Eve came official news of the collapse of a health insurance cooperative based in Seneca. State regulators ordered the closing of the South Carolina Health Cooperative after an analysis that the co-op could not continue without an infusion of $5 million dollars or more of additional capital. In a letter the director of…

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Why Keowee remains full and other lakes drop

November 28, 2014

South Carolina’s Seneca River and Georgia’s Tugaloo River meet underneath the water of Lake Hartwell to form the Savannah. Both rivers sport privately-owned reservoirs used to produce electricity for the region. The reservoirs also provide water for lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond—and therefore the rest of the basin. Stakeholders in the basin occasionally ask the…

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Accused murderer sat in jail one year before bond set

November 28, 2014

A man accused of committing murder near Seneca a year ago sat in jail nearly a year before getting the opportunity to make bail. But that changed a couple of weeks ago when a judge reconsidered earlier rulings that denied bail. On November 12, Tenth Circuit Judge Alex Macaulay set bonds totaling $200 thousand dollars…

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Senator to take the oath of office

November 28, 2014

South Carolina’s newest U-S senator will take the oath of office next week in Washington. The ceremony for Tim Scott takes place at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning on the Senate floor in the U-S Capitol.

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  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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