Lura Lane house doubles as contractor’s office

July 17, 2014

A house purchased by Oconee County adjoining the property for the new jail will double as an office for the project’s general contractor. Beyond that, County Administrator Scott Moulder, says it’s uncertain at this point what will happen to the house once the jail is finished for a scheduled opening in May of next year.…

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They’re back!

July 17, 2014

All four re-worked electric buses have been returned to Seneca. And Ed Halbig says it’s now a matter of re-training the drivers and running the buses on shadow routes before they begin to accept passengers. It has been a long process for Seneca to replace its gas-powered buses with the electric buses. But Halbig, the…

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Scott and colleagues want answer

July 16, 2014

Senator Tim Scott says he and four other Labor Committee colleagues want the Obama administration to explain a mandated wage increase for employees of fast food restaurants at federal locations—such as military bases. The announcement by the South Carolina Republican says new mandates by the Department of Labor will negatively impact South Carolina and its…

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Trial set for defendant in 2013 stabbing near Seneca

July 16, 2014

Trial docket is set for next week’s term of the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Atop the docket from the circuit solicitor’s office is the state’s case against Laquavius Cleveland. Sixteen years old at the time of his arrest, Cleveland is being tried as an adult and, according to the docket, faces charges that…

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Oconeean dead after North Dakota accident

July 16, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a 19-year old Oconeean involved in a car accident this month near Minot, North Dakota. Sandifer Funeral Home of Westminster will announce arrangements for Christopher Lewin, a West-Oak graduate, who died early today. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported Lewin’s SUV last week caught fire after skidding…

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County leaders beach-bound

July 16, 2014

Four of the five Oconee County councilmen have registered for this summer’s conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties. The meeting is planned Sunday through Wednesday, August 3-6 at the Marriott on Hilton Head Island. Only District Two’s Wayne McCall will skip the event. Some council critics say it’s a waste of time and…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • 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
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