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Ground broken for Vet Tech facility

May 26, 2015

Tri-County Tech broke ground last week on a new $1.5 million veterinary technology expanded housing and learning facility. Officials say the new building will help the college reach a goal of being the best Veterinary Technology facility in the country. Dr. Ronnie Booth, Tech president, said construction will start immediately with the kennels to be…

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Motorcyclist recovering from accident

May 26, 2015

A motorcyclist says he was treated and released from Oconee Memorial Hospital—the result of an accident this morning near Walhalla. Terry Dale Harper Jr. says he suffered a broken left collarbone in the accident on Rock Crusher Road, but the hospital discharged him to allow him to mend at home. The accident, at 6 this…

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Motorcyclist hurt, deer killed near Walhalla

May 26, 2015

An early morning accident near Walhalla injured a motorcyclist and killed a deer. The Fire Department reports the accident around 6 this morning on the Rock Crusher Road at Yellow Bell Road.

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Oconee County requests the public’s help

May 26, 2015

If you have an idea for a future Oconee County project, an arm of the county government wants to hear from you. The county’s Capital Project Advisory Committee is soliciting project ideas from the public. To get your idea heard and considered, pick up a questionnaire from the clerk to the council at the county…

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Westminster gets boost from wholesale supplier

May 26, 2015

Westminster’s wholesale electric power supplier has approved a formula change that city leaders expect will better position the city for economic development. City Administrator Jeff Lord says the formula change approved last week by the board of directors of Piedmont Municipal Power Agency will allow more of its commercial customers to qualify for an economic…

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Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits

May 26, 2015

Eleanor Miriam Brock Waits, 86, of 345 Dutch Fork Road, West Union died Sunday at Greennville Memorial Hospital.  She was the widow of Weymon Waits.  She was a native of Martin, Georgia. Graveside services will be 2 p-m Wednesday at Martin Baptisty Church Cemetery.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is at the residence.  Davenport Funeral…

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The business of the Economic Alliance

May 23, 2015

“If you want to play, you have to pay.” That is how Bob Hill phrased in on Friday when the policymakers for the Oconee Economic Alliance decided that ex-officio members of the alliance board of directors who do not pay membership dues will be ineligible to cast votes. As vice-chairman, Hill presided at Friday’s board…

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How the Sheriff’s Office will spend the holiday weekend

May 22, 2015

Oconee sheriff’s officers this holiday weekend will patrol both the highways and the water ways. The Sheriff’s Office realizes that many people will imbibe over the Memorial Day period, but stresses that people should not drink and drive, nor should they run a boat or other watercraft while under the influence. Open containers are not…

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“A-COG” boss gets a look at Oconee

May 22, 2015

Oconee County played host recently to a special visitor. The executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission in Washington, Scott Hamilton, got a tour of the county a month and a half ago, with State Senator Thomas Alexander helping to guide the visitor. According to Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance, the trip was beneficial…

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Could June be the month?

May 22, 2015

The latest on whether Michelin is going to commit to build a distribution center inside Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play is that the decision could come next month. In his report given today, Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance said this about Michelin: “Hearing June from the company as the timeframe as…

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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