State funds OK’d for OC and Westminster

July 18, 2013

At a Walhalla meeting this morning, South Carolina “C” Fund money was approved for Oconee County and the city of Westminster. The county’s state transportation committee, chaired by Sam Dickson, took the action. At the request of Mack Kelley, director of Oconee Public Works, the committee granted $408 thousand—the estimated cost of more than five…

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Hydrologist Stan Simpson has a busy job!

July 18, 2013

As water manager for the Savannah District Basin, Stan Simpson has one of the busiest jobs in the region. The hydrologist keeps track of just how much water is filling the three reservoirs run by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps’ latest declaration calls for outflows at the Hartwell Dam to increase from 15,000…

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PRT commission’s noon hour meeting

July 18, 2013

At a noon hour meeting today, the Oconee PRT commissioners face a four-item agenda: CVB funding for 2014, proposal for campground software, renew brochures, and Lake Hartwell access areas. The meeting, open to the public, takes place at the Heritage Center in Walhalla.

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Foothills FCA Football Jamboree Scheduled

July 17, 2013

Foothills FCA has announced its first-ever football jamboree with ticket sales benefiting the Foothills Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization. All concessions proceeds will benefit the Seneca High School FCA Chapter. The jamboree will be held at Coach Tom Bass Field at Seneca High School on Saturday, August 10 at 5:00 PM. Admission is $6.00. According to…

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Botanical Garden reopens, seeks volunteer help

July 17, 2013

Most of the S.C. Botanical Garden has reopened and seeks volunteer help to clean up the garden after the weekend flooding caused heavy damage. “The only area remaining closed indefinitely is the Natural Heritage Garden, which is the heart and soul of the garden,” said Patrick McMillan, director of the Botanical Garden. The Natural Heritage…

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Building owners’ lawsuit nears trial

July 17, 2013

A lawsuit by the owners of a condemned Seneca building approaches a trial date in U-S District Court. Federal Judge Tim Cain heard pre-trial motions this month in the case of Michel and Efford Haynes against Auto-Owners Insurance Company. The building, now owned by Haynes, years ago served as the home store for Harper Brothers,…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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