Seneca property to be annexed

April 9, 2014

Seneca-owned property east of the city limits is being positioned to be annexed. During city council’s regular April meeting, the council gave its mayor and its city administrator the authority to sign a petition to annex Seneca’s property at the former Pro Pex manufacturing plant adjoining the Utica community. In tandem with Oconee County, Seneca…

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Georgia business fire fills area sky with smoke

April 9, 2014

  A fire chief in Stephens County, Georgia said as many as 300 junk cars caught fire yesterday on the premises of Carter’s Royal Dispos-All near Rock Creek Road. It was a fire that spread to a building, a shed and countless car parts. No one reported hurt. Toccoa’s WNEG reports the smoke could be…

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Gas pump prices jump 17 cents

April 8, 2014

The news about the price at the pump got even worse today. Since March 8, South Carolina drivers have been paying an additional 17 cents. “Spring is a difficult time for drivers, when gas prices typically rise due to refinery maintenance,” said David Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas. Beyond seasonal maintenance, refineries must…

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DOT has game plan for filling the potholes

April 8, 2014

Patching the potholes on state-maintained roads and highways across Oconee County is a year-round job. But that job escalates when warmer weather allows DOT maintenance crews to mix tar and asphalt. A patching crew from the DOT district is due to arrive in the next couple of weeks to fill what Mike Smith calls “some…

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Budget time in West Union

April 8, 2014

West Union leaders are primed to act tonight on a new town budget. Proposed for 2014-15 is a budget for utilities and general town operations amounting to $472 thousand, 472 dollars—a small increase over the current year. Preceding tonight’s vote by the town council will be a public hearing on the budget. It’s all part…

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Chamber awards dinner next month

April 8, 2014

As many as seven awards will be announced next month during the annual meeting and business awards dinner for the Greater Oconee Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is asking its membership to nominate business leaders worthy of such awards as Business Innovator, Green Business, Small Business of the Year, and Best Place to Work. The…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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