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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Delay in start of industry’s expansion

July 16, 2014

A delay in the timing of a tax credit agreement pushes back the start of the expansion for Greenfield Industries in Oconee County. The drill bits and tool-cutting operation now targets late July for the start of new buildings on the grounds of the plant along highway 123. “They’re asking that we extend the timeframe…

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Tax district to be rescinded

July 16, 2014

Oconee County officials have agreed to rescind a special tax district that was formedto raise money to upgrade a sub-standard road inside a subdivision near Seneca. The county and the homeowners in Stone Pond subdivision off highway 59 had pursued a special tax district. According to County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, tax bills of Stone…

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“No further discussions” on High-Tec Road

July 16, 2014

  Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift announced last night that because of problems over rights-of-way no further discussions are planned between the county and the DOT about county-owned and maintained High Tec Road. The narrow two-lane road behind Dogwood Plaza is a heavily used cut-thru between Wells Highway and the 123 intersection in front…

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Land clearing to start tomorrow

July 16, 2014

A project to build a combination coroner’s headquarters and a satellite station for the sheriff’s office is expected to begin tomorrow on the grounds of the Oconee Medical Center. At last night’s meeting of the county council, County Administrator Scott Moulder predicted the work will begin with land-clearing. The county has selected Roebuck Builders as…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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