Puiling the ($) plug on Broadband

February 25, 2015

  A decision, perhaps, is close on whether Oconee County will pour any more money into the project designed to give its residents access to high-speed internet. During the annual retreat meeting today of Oconee County Council, Chairman Wayne McCall called the Broadband/FOCUS project “a big dead skunk” to which the county has splashed perfume…

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Preparing for a second winter storm

February 25, 2015

Maintenance units of the South Carolina DOT have started their crews on 12-hour rotating shifts. As the weather develops, they are to begin to pre-treat bridges and sections of interstate highways and primary routes. According to the DOT, all maintenance units in every county have been fully re-stocked with salt, sand, brine and other materials…

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Utica home scene of repeat crimes

February 25, 2015
Utica home scene of repeat crimes

  A home near Seneca in Utica community was the scene during the last two months of crime, and the Sheriff’s Office is appealing for help from the public to help solve the crimes. They occurred January 4 and February 7 at 15 Powell Street. In the first incident, someone damaged a heat pump around 7:30…

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Phillips re-elcted board chairman

February 25, 2015

Businessman Rick Phillips has retained chairmanship of the board of directors at Oconee Memorial Hospital. The re-election of Phillips was announced after the election of board officers was removed from the agenda for the open part of this week’s meeting and placed on the agenda for its closed session. Other board officers are Cecil Turner,…

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Seneca primed to throw the switch July 1

February 25, 2015

  Without discussion, Seneca City Council adopted on second and final reading last night an ordinance to change electric power suppliers beginning this summer. At the expiration July 1 of its current contract with the Southern Company, Seneca will start to draw its wholesale supply of electricity from an arm of state government, the South…

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Doubts about adding a second place to vote

February 25, 2015

At Seneca’s meeting table, the consensus of the mayor and city council is to retain the Shaver Recreation Complex on S. 4th Street as the only polling place for municipal elections. Mayor Alexander, Mayor Pro-tem O’Kelley and most of the city’s other elected leaders say they don’t mind using both the Shaver complex and the…

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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