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A road repair bill that Whitmire supports

March 27, 2015

A bill reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee in Columbia has the support of the state’s District One representative, Walhalla’s Bill Whitmire. Republican Whitmire, however, conceded that a provision for counties to accept the maintenance of some state roads likely won’t please Oconee officials, but he sees the Ways and Means solution…

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Oconee jobless rates moves downard

March 27, 2015

The jobless rate for Oconee County held steady between January and February. The state reported today that in February the percentage of the county’s workforce out of work but actively looking for employment remained 6.5%. The report comes on a day when Oconee County Council members are touring one of the county’s manufacturing employers—ITT Control…

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Homicide case defendant makes bail

March 27, 2015

One of three defendants charged in a Walhalla homicide case made bail yesterday after a bond consent order was agreed to in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Court officers say two separate bonds, totaling $25 thousand with surety, were set for defendant Megan Brianna Crowe. She faces charges of kidnapping and accessory after the fact…

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Put on the walking shoes!

March 27, 2015

Members of Oconee County Council have been invited for a tour today of a manufacturing plant near Westminster. The tour of ITT Control Technologies on Commerce Way near Westminster begins at 2 o’clock this afternoon.

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Roads to counties? “Serious impact,” Moulder predicts

March 27, 2015

Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder foresees serious financial impact to the counties if an effort at the state capital succeeds to transfer the maintenance of some state-owned roads to the counties. Moulder yesterday was the lead-off panel speaker for an Oconee-Pickens Chambers of Commerce Coalition forum, devoted in part to what some state lawmakers see…

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Proposed $100 dollar cap on business licenses draws ire

March 27, 2015

A bill recently introduced by a Lexington County lawmaker that would cap business license fees at $100 dollars drew the ire yesterday of municipal leaders from Oconee and Pickens counties. But they were told by a state municipal official that the $100 dollar cap “isn’t going anywhere.” Nevertheless, House Bill 3490, in the view of…

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Forigiving those bad weather school days

March 26, 2015

The South Carolina House of Representatives today gave second reading to forgiving up to three missed schools days due to this winter’s bad weather. State Representative Bill Whitmire supports forgiving the days, and says final reading of the bill takes place tomorrow. Oconee missed four days this year, but needed only one of the three…

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Plea results in prison term

March 26, 2015

A plea of guilt in the General Sessions Court in Walhalla has resulted in a prison term for a man who admitted he shot and wounded a woman last summer. Marcus Oneal Craig this morning pleaded guilty to assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and Judge McIntosh accepted the state’s recommendation of…

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Judge mulls Florida man’s request for trip home

March 26, 2015

Oconee General Sessions Judge Lawton McIntosh says he wants to speak to a Florida doctor before deciding whether he’ll allow a defendant to return to the Grapefruit State for the purpose of picking up medication for his condition. Stanley Dimitroff, who now lives in Florida, faces an Oconee County trial on the charge of breach…

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Death investigation report still incomplete

March 26, 2015

Four months after a worker’s death in Seneca, the report of an investigation of his death remains incomplete, according to a spokeswoman for the applicable state agency. Lesia Kudelka, ombudsman and communications director for the state Department of Labor and Licensing Regulation, said she checked yesterday for the status of the death investigation report from…

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  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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