Condemnation proceedings begun!

June 14, 2013

A strip of property a little more than one thousand feet long has prompted an electric power wholesaler to file a condemnation notice in Oconee County. Central Electric Power Cooperative of Columbia, which plans a new electric transmission line into southern Oconee County from Anderson, seeks to condemn a 70-foot right-of-way from two Oconee County…

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Duncan opens congressional hearing

June 14, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan convened a House hearing in Washington this morning by asking why Homeland Security doesn’t better communicate with the American people. Duncan was acting today as the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. “You can do better. We can do better,” Duncan said in opening remarks. The…

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In two years, OC’s population rose 0.5%

June 14, 2013

From the last official population count in 2010, Oconee County has gained 370 new residents—equating to 0.5” population increase in two years. The Census Bureau’s latest Oconee County population count through last year totals 74,627. Other figures gleaned from a “Quick Facts” check with the Census Bureau shows Oconee is a county that remains overwhelmingly…

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Tom Hanks makes donation to Camp Toccoa

June 14, 2013

Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have sent a $25 thousand donation to help restore Camp Toccoa at Currahee. WNEG Radio reports that in an email to Robin Sink McClelland, Currahee Board President, the actor called Camp Toccoa a stop for all history students no matter their age. And he offered the use…

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Storm swept north to south in Oconee

June 14, 2013

A storm that swept southward from Tennessee into the Carolinas proved to be a heavy rainmaker for Oconee County. At Walhalla, Official Weather Observer Barbara Wilson recorded .44″ at her post at the Hickory Hollow Farm.  Many trees fell countywide. And Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative told Oconee Dispatch that its repair crews were backed up…

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Tree to be removed at demolition site

June 14, 2013

In a special meeting, a Seneca regulatory board voted to remove one of three trees on the property where the owner will demolish one of the city’s oldest dwellings. The Board of Architectural Review accepted a report of tree specialist Karl Pokorny. After an inspection, Pokorny recommended the removal of a 24’ by 50’ water…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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