Committee OKs three Graham amendments

May 21, 2013
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The Senate Judiciary Committee passed three amendments introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham, according to the Washington office of the South Carolina Republican from Oconee County. The committee yesterday accepted Graham’s amendments to a bi-partisan immigration bill. They require additional background checks on aliens petitioning for legal status from countries or regions deemed threats to U-S…

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E-coli linked to Georgia restaurant

May 21, 2013
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As many as 11 cases of E-coli are confirmed—10 of which are linked to a restaurant in Toccoa, Georgia. WNEG Radio at Toccoa quotes an e-mail statement from a district health spokesman as saying 10 Georgia residents and one South Carolinian have been confirmed as having a strain of E-coli. That spokesman, Dave Palmer, says…

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Something tangible to show for it all

May 21, 2013
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Seneca’s mayor pro-tem says he appreciates his city’s need to pay now to invest for the future, but he issued a warning last night to his colleagues. Ronnie O’Kelley said, in considering Seneca’s intent to float bonds to help pay for the improvement, it ought to add a project for which Senecans can easily see…

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Up, up go Seneca fees and taxes

May 21, 2013
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Mayor Dan Alexander cautioned Seneca City Council last night that his proposed new budgets would be “definitely different.” His Honor was not exaggerating. To allow Seneca to undertake major utility projects and strengthen its public safety departments, Alexander announced proposed budgets exceeding $45 million dollars for all purposes. He proposed new revenues in the form…

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WHS project GMP finalized

May 21, 2013
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WHS project GMP finalized

Oconee school trustees agreed last night to allocate nearly $54.5 million for the new Walhalla High School—about $4.5 million above original projections. The guaranteed maximum price will cover the academic buildings and athletic facilities, including a football stadium but excluding tennis courts. Official ground was broken on the graded site on SC 11 in Picket…

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Trustees settle on library spot

May 21, 2013
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A location near a busy Seneca intersection is the Oconee Library Board of Trustees’ preferred choice to build a new city library. The Anderson Independent-Mail quotes board chairman Danny Day as saying a pitch is to be made for property at 123 and 130—across from a new Hampton Inn and Suites. And Day says the…

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