Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

May 20, 2013
Restored bell rung to Keowee approval

Children held fingers to their ears. Others applauded, as an old school bell rang loud and true apparently as ever. And Jerry Opperman said, “Sounds just right!” Those three words were important to a large crowd Saturday afternoon in front of the Keowee Elementary School. The former school bell, restored by the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department,…

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It’s budget time in Seneca!

May 20, 2013

The Seneca mayor and council pay close attention tonight to their finance director, Joel Seavey. It’s budget time in Oconee’s largest municipality. All city budgets are scheduled for the first of two required public readings during a 6:30 meeting tonight at the Gignilliat Community Center. The meeting location is a change from the normal location…

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Oconee boasts 30 graduates!

May 20, 2013

Thirty members of Oconee fire and rescue operations are graduates of a “Beyond Helmets & Hoses” leadership seminar. The 16-hour program took place over the weekend to help enhance the quality of leaders in emergency services’ work. Oconee Emergency Services partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Pierce Fire Apparatus and the National Fallen…

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Accident blocks traffic in Bountyland

May 18, 2013

Part of South Carolina Highway 188 at the Bountyland traffic lights was blocked to traffic during the noon hour Saturday, while crews repaired a power pole. Bob Faires of Seneca Light and Water said a motorist’s vehicle hit the pole.

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Keowee School Bells Ring Again

May 18, 2013

The old Keowee School bell rang clear and loud Saturday afternoon for the first time in 45 years. A ceremony marking the community’s 100 year-old school saw the bell dedicated to Jerry Opperman, the man who saved it.

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Ball is in Scott Moulder’s court

May 17, 2013

Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter, chairman of the budget committee, said Friday he and his colleagues were awaiting Administrator Scott Moulder’s response to the council’s offer of a pay increase for 2013-14. Apparently it’s the major aspect left unresolved in a new, three-year contract for Moulder, county administrator since 2010. According to Moulder, the council…

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