Wal-Mart worker arrested

July 9, 2014

A man who worked at the Seneca Wal-Mart has been arrested and charged with taking about $5 thousand in cash from the store. Oconee Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Kenneth Dewayne McElreath on Tuesday on the charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent. Sheriff’s reports identified the 38-year old McElreath as a former…

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Heavy equipment work recommended at industrial park

July 9, 2014

Up to $370 thousand worth of improvements are being recommended at Oconee’s under-construction Golden Corner Commerce Park near Fair Play. And County Council Tuesday next week will consider a recommendation that the county rent the necessary heavy construction equipment to complete the task. The recommendation before council Tuesday night is divide the rental agreement among…

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Economic Alliance holds forum

July 9, 2014

An official of the South Carolina State Ports Authority drops anchor tomorrow morning in Oconee County, to make a presentation on how the authority is working to compete in today’s global economy and the importance of a new “inland port” in Greer. Jack Ellenburg, senior vice president of economic development and projects, is guest speaker…

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Second Seneca museum to move forward

July 9, 2014

After an executive session, Seneca City Council committed the city to build its first museum reflecting local African-American history. According to Joel Seavey, clerk-treasurer, the council approved the drawings for the project. Those drawings are now to be sent to the finance committee for action on how the city will fund a project that could…

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Where exactly is the restaurant?

July 9, 2014

At its location in front of Scenic Plaza Shopping Center, the McDonald’s Restaurant has long been known as the West Union McDonald’s. But where exactly does the popular restaurant sit—in or outside town limits? Mayor Linda Oliver says a determination carries great importance, with implications to town taxes and building permits. The town hopes to…

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Ann Sullivan transitions to new town attorney

July 9, 2014

An attorney at Seneca has begun to transition in as the new attorney for the town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver says she and the town council made Ann Sullivan the choice two weeks ago to succeed Paul Cain, who resigned after his election to the Oconee County Council. Oliver says she has a…

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  • 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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