Nine Times Forest to be protected

January 15, 2014

A special South Carolina place is being placed under protection. The environmental group Naturaland Trust, has announced that it and Upstate Forever have succeeded in protecting the 1,648-acre Nine Times Forest in Pickens County. Naturaland Trust describes Nine Times Forest as an ecological jewel, containing three mountains of granite outer-croppings with streams, creeks, and stands…

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Throwing a committee at the request

January 15, 2014

A sub-committee is being formed to study whether the water and sewer authority in Hart County, Georgia should allow Oconee County-based Pioneer Rural Water District to draw water from Lake Hartwell, using Hart County’s easement. Pioneer wants to build a treatment plant, but lacks a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers to draw raw…

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Malnourished horses required immediate care

January 15, 2014

Five malnourished horses requiring immediate care have been sent by the Oconee Animal Shelter to a veterinarian for treatment. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says those horses were presented yesterday to the shelter by an individual who said he could no longer care for them. Crenshaw said, “Our staff conducts what is known as a body score…

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Release agreement to be signed for “Elbow Grease”

January 15, 2014

The makers of the movie “Elbow Grease” have come and gone. But, in their path, some damage was left to Seneca property. But all is being made right, according to the Seneca city administrator. Greg Dietterick last night received city council approval for him or for Mayor Dan Alexander to sign a release agreement that…

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Projects commence at Seneca treatment plant

January 15, 2014

Some residents of Seneca’s Normandy Shores back up to the city’s water plant at the end of the lake peninsula. And relations between the two—the city and the homeowners—haven’t always been hunky-dory. But last night the president of the Normandy homeowners’ group, Phil Lane, paid a call to City Hall to publicly thank utilities superintendent…

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Burglary south of the RR tracks

January 15, 2014

Seneca police cars with their blue lights on, followed by an ambulance, created excitement late yesterday afternoon in a neighborhood south of the railroad tracks. “Our officers responded to a burglary in progress call over on Allen Street. The subject fled prior to officers’ arrival,” said Chief John Covington. The police said his officers did…

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Calendar

  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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