Company to invest $1 million in Seneca

July 24, 2013
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A company will invest $1 million  and create five new jobs in Seneca. The company is called COE Optics, described as a leading provider of optical research and development solutions. The five jobs are to be highly-skilled research intensive positions, according to an announcement by the office of Oconee Economic Development. “We are grateful for…

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Church hires new youth director

July 24, 2013
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Walhalla’s St. Luke United Methodist Church filled its part-time position of Youth Director with the hiring of Lydia Dever—a mother of three children, including twin girls. Dever began work July 1, just in time to take part in the Salkahatchie project in Bamberg. Each summer the youth of St. Luke join other youth groups around…

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Libraries uneasy over new assignwent

July 24, 2013
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Libraries uneasy over new assignwent

Oconee libraries are uncomfortable with a new duty that the chairman of the county board of trustees describes as having been suddenly put to them. It’s that role of being a connection point for those applying for state unemployment benefits. The matter came up during this week’s meeting of the library trustees, according to Chairman…

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Fire fighters shuttle water in training exercise

July 24, 2013
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Fire fighters shuttle water in training exercise

Members of four rural Oconee County fire departments took part last weekend in a training exercise in which they shuttled water from one location to another. Having the ability to quickly transport water, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, is essential in areas where no or few hydrants exist. The focus of last Saturday’s…

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One-cent tax ballot-bound

July 24, 2013
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Members of Oconee County Council now have a timeline for a capital project one-cent sales tax proposition to land on next year’s General Election ballot. Art Holbrooks, county strategic planner, gave the members of the council’s budget and finance committee a list of dates to meet to qualify a one-cent sales tax as a referendum…

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Dexter gets combative about GCCP

July 24, 2013
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During a committee meeting last night, Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter complained about what he sees as a further delay in extending sewer service to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. Dexter made no secret of his displeasure after County Administrator Scott Moulder reported that the state Department of Commerce won’t release funds for one portion…

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