Libraries uneasy over new assignwent

Oconee libraries are uncomfortable with a new duty that the chairman of the county board of trustees describes as having been suddenly put to them. It’s that role of being a connection point for those applying for state unemployment benefits. The matter came up during this week’s meeting of the library trustees, according to Chairman Danny Day. The problems the […]

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Fire fighters shuttle water in training exercise

Members of four rural Oconee County fire departments took part last weekend in a training exercise in which they shuttled water from one location to another. Having the ability to quickly transport water, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, is essential in areas where no or few hydrants exist. The focus of last Saturday’s training for the Fair Play, […]

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One-cent tax ballot-bound

Members of Oconee County Council now have a timeline for a capital project one-cent sales tax proposition to land on next year’s General Election ballot. Art Holbrooks, county strategic planner, gave the members of the council’s budget and finance committee a list of dates to meet to qualify a one-cent sales tax as a referendum in November 2014. Look for […]

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Dexter gets combative about GCCP

During a committee meeting last night, Oconee County Councilman Reg Dexter complained about what he sees as a further delay in extending sewer service to the Golden Corner Commerce Park. Dexter made no secret of his displeasure after County Administrator Scott Moulder reported that the state Department of Commerce won’t release funds for one portion of the project until another […]

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Roof work at Seneca City Hall

A three-day project to repair the roof at Seneca City Hall will prevent parking in front of the building. On Thursday, two spaces in the front parking lot will be blocked off. On Friday, the entire front parking lot will be off-limits, along with the drive next to Old Town Hall. On Saturday, the entire back parking lot will be […]

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A daylight home burglary near Westminster

A day-time home burglary near Westminster is being investigated by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, with help from family members of the victim. The burglary occurred late yesterday morning on Wisteria Drive near U-S 76. According to the investigating officer’s report, a family member reacted quickly yesterday by removing the keys from the ignition of a suspect vehicle left on the […]

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Seneca may have found a tenant!

Seneca may have found a tenant for its industrial park complex on the grounds of the former Pro Pex Plant on Shiloh Road. At its meeting tomorrow, the board of directors of the Seneca Facilities Corporation will take up “one or more lease agreements” involving property at what is commonly referred to as the Seneca Rail Site. City officials await […]

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Beauty to reign supreme!

Golden Corner Pageants presents a triple crown pageant this weekend in Walhalla. The evening, called “Let’s Rock”, begins at 7:30 Saturday night at the high school. Winners will represent South Carolina’s Golden Corner in the Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA Pageant in November in North Charleston. Eleven contestants are entered in the Miss Division, including […]

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Fill out a ballot for Seneca!

Even if you don’t ride a “CAT” bus, Seneca wants your opinion as to the color scheme that’s selected for its fleet of electric buses. Seneca has contracted with a company to make the electric buses, but now’s the time to select their colors, according to Riley Johnson, Seneca Events Coordinator. Johnson says you can go to www.seneca.sc.us. You get […]

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