Mistrial declared in Seneca Municipal Court

December 10, 2013

A jury could not reach the required unanimous verdict in a day-long trial in the Seneca Municipal Court, and the judge declared a mistrial. But that doesn’t mean the case of Seneca versus Sikes is finished. Judge Danny Singleton this morning said he has instructed both sides to try to come to an agreement or…

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Airport may seek 1% funding

December 10, 2013

The Oconee County Airport may be an applicant to share in potential one percent sales tax money. At a meeting last night, the county aeronautics commissioners again discussed the possibility of making application to the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission by the January deadline. Airport manager Kevin Short says the airport would be interested…

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Sewer ordinance set for public hearing

December 10, 2013

An ordinance that would change the way Oconee County does business with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority is headed for a public hearing. Ordinance 2013-36 has passed two of the required three readings at the county council level. It now is set for a public hearing during next week’s council meeting, which begins at 6…

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Annual audit delivered to OSD

December 10, 2013

Oconee County public school spending during the previous fiscal year totaled $85 million. The outside audit report, presented to last night’s board of trustees meeting, showed state revenue covered a drop in local tax revenues. And it means the district likely will be able to avoid having to take out a loan against future tax…

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After days of rain, sun peeks through

December 10, 2013

The sun is making its return today to the sky over Oconee County—just in time for the rescheduled Walhalla Christmas Parade at 5:30 this evening. The sun was out also this morning at the new high school construction site in Picket Post community. And, though the grounds are wet, a district official says the building…

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Fires may be burglary-related

December 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are trying to figure out who’s responsible for crimes in the former mill village of Utica near Seneca. Crimes to be solved are home fires and church burglaries, and the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to relay any information that may be helpful. Jimmy Watt, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says the latest incident…

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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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