First day OCC qualifier

February 7, 2014
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Seneca attorney Paul Cain was an opening day qualifier today. He’s the first candidate for a special election to fill the vacant Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Cain signed up as a Republican. The filing period runs two weeks.

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Plans for new Seneca museum made official

February 7, 2014
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An explanation of a project to restore slave dwellings across the country and the revelation of plans for Seneca’s first African-American history museum highlighted the 2014 city luncheon marking February as Black History Month. A large gathering in the Gignilliat Community Center got to see sketches of the vision for the Bertha Lee Strickland Museum,…

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Winter games begin in Sochi

February 7, 2014
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Although some events were already held Thursday, the Sochi Winter Olympics officially open Friday with the opening ceremony, including the lighting of the Olympic flame and the parade of all the nations’ athletes. Although the ceremony is taking place at 11:00 a.m. ET, NBC won’t be airing it until Friday evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET.…

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Restaurant sales in the millions!

February 7, 2014
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They’ve run some numbers at Seneca City Hall that show the voracious appetites of the city’s diners translate into big restaurant sales and tax revenues for city government. Joel Seavey, the city’s financial director, recently ran some figures for the benefit of Riley Johnson, the city’s events coordinator. Seavey examined figures derived through the city’s…

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Oconee Democrats prepare to reorganize

February 7, 2014
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Fewer than nine months remain before the 2014 general election. And today the Oconee Democratic Party is inviting county Democrats and like-minded Independents to attend their party’s biennial local precinct meetings. They’ll take place 9 a-m to noon Saturday, February 15 at Walhalla Depot—College and Mauldin streets. In a statement, Chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire said, “We…

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Lease renewal time for Courthouse Inn project

February 7, 2014
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A one-year arrangement is expiring between Oconee County and businessmen wanting to develop the county’s former courthouse building into a hotel. No work has taken place at the site while John Powell and Jim Carswell attempt to line up investment money for what they hope will be a 55-room boutique hotel, at the corner of…

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  • April 20, 2014Fairview Church of God's Revival
  • April 20, 2014 12:00 pmFoothill's Pregnancy Care Center Open House
  • April 21, 2014 6:30 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 22, 2014 4:00 pmSpring-time Celebrations at OCPL
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