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Oconeean dead after North Dakota accident

July 16, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a 19-year old Oconeean involved in a car accident this month near Minot, North Dakota. Sandifer Funeral Home of Westminster will announce arrangements for Christopher Lewin, a West-Oak graduate, who died early today. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported Lewin’s SUV last week caught fire after skidding…

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County leaders beach-bound

July 16, 2014

Four of the five Oconee County councilmen have registered for this summer’s conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties. The meeting is planned Sunday through Wednesday, August 3-6 at the Marriott on Hilton Head Island. Only District Two’s Wayne McCall will skip the event. Some council critics say it’s a waste of time and…

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Delay in start of industry’s expansion

July 16, 2014

A delay in the timing of a tax credit agreement pushes back the start of the expansion for Greenfield Industries in Oconee County. The drill bits and tool-cutting operation now targets late July for the start of new buildings on the grounds of the plant along highway 123. “They’re asking that we extend the timeframe…

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Tax district to be rescinded

July 16, 2014

Oconee County officials have agreed to rescind a special tax district that was formedto raise money to upgrade a sub-standard road inside a subdivision near Seneca. The county and the homeowners in Stone Pond subdivision off highway 59 had pursued a special tax district. According to County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, tax bills of Stone…

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“No further discussions” on High-Tec Road

July 16, 2014

  Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift announced last night that because of problems over rights-of-way no further discussions are planned between the county and the DOT about county-owned and maintained High Tec Road. The narrow two-lane road behind Dogwood Plaza is a heavily used cut-thru between Wells Highway and the 123 intersection in front…

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Land clearing to start tomorrow

July 16, 2014

A project to build a combination coroner’s headquarters and a satellite station for the sheriff’s office is expected to begin tomorrow on the grounds of the Oconee Medical Center. At last night’s meeting of the county council, County Administrator Scott Moulder predicted the work will begin with land-clearing. The county has selected Roebuck Builders as…

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Man draws 135-month prison sentence

July 16, 2014

A defendant in the Anderson General Sessions Court was sent to prison yesterday for a term amounting to 11 years and three months. The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced the sentencing by Judge Eddie Welmaker of Jamal Watt—convicted last month on charges of attempted murder, resisting arrest, and assault and battery of a high and…

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Council casts two votes after closed session

July 16, 2014

A second night of private deliberations produced another Oconee County Council vote on an economic development matter. Last night the council emerged from its closed meeting and voted to proceed with the matter—details of which have yet to be disclosed publicly. The vote was 4 to 1, with District Two’s Wayne McCall voting no. The…

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Tax break three weekend away

July 15, 2014

How often does South Carolina extend the taxpayers a break? You can count on one before the start of a new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August 1-3. Among store items that will be exempt from the sales tax that weekend: clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers, printers, blankets,…

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Tracking South Carolina alligators

July 15, 2014
Tracking South Carolina alligators

 Clemson University researchers will employ GPS to track alligators in the state’s coastal plain. The satellite tracking is part of a study to understand their population numbers, movement and ecology. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources wants to design a long-term alligator harvesting strategy. And the state has found that a night-light survey design based…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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