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Hinton hearing in day two

February 10, 2015

A young man convicted in Oconee County four years ago and sent to prison for homicide by child abuse returned to the county today in prison garb. And this time, Matthew Hinton has a new lawyer. That lawyer, Robbie Childs, is arguing in a third-floor courtroom that Hinton deserves post-conviction relief. At the age of…

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West Union to consider rate increase

February 10, 2015

At its meeting tonight, West Union leaders will once again take up the idea of raising municipal garbage pickup rates. A garbage rate increase is on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the town council, under new business. The mayor and the council will meet at Town Hall at 6 o’clock.

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Accident has part of SC 183 blocked

February 10, 2015

An accident shortly after 10:15 this morning resulted in injuries on S.C. 183 in front of the Oconee Nuclear Plant.  The state patrol reported the highway blocked to thru traffic.  An hour after the accident the road apparently remained blocked, according to one motorist who said he has been sitting in traffic in front of…

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Three choices for a future school calendar

February 10, 2015

Oconee school trustees are already looking ahead at a calendar two years away. As is their practice, trustees set school calendars years in advance. For instance, the calendar is already in place for the next school year—2015-16. But, at their meeting next week, the trustees will be asked to choose among three suggested calendars for…

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School leaders talk budget with county officials

February 10, 2015

Apparently some ground work has been laid between Oconee County leaders and the school district as to the size of the next budget for the public schools. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, announced last night that district officials have held “informal meetings” with some members of the new Oconee County Council that took office January…

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$2.3 million in cuts outlined

February 10, 2015

In the final months of another government year, Oconee public school officials are immersed in numbers—the financial kind and specifically how they mesh with the district’s goal to eventually balance their budget. By 2016-17, the goal is to even expenses with revenues. But, during a work session last night, trustees focused on the upcoming 2015-16…

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Harold Welborn honored for his American Legion work

February 9, 2015

Harold Welborn, commander of the Walhalla American Legion Post 124, has been recognized for the vital role he fills in post duties. At the Christmas dinner, Welborn received the Post Meritorious Service Award for his vital role. Post 124 holds regular monthly/dinner meetings at 6 o’clock on the second Monday of the month. All veterans…

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Dalton to speak at business forum

February 9, 2015

Charles Dalton, president/CEO of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, will make the featured talk at the business forum this week of the Oconee Economic Alliance. Dalton will speak on how Blue Ridge remains a competitive, quality provider of energy while adapting to the challenges of a changing world. The forum takes place at 8 o’clock…

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A first, partial payment

February 9, 2015

Those who were left holding the bag when a Seneca-based health insurer became insolvent can expect to receive what’s called an initial, partial payment by the end of February, though it’s liable to amount to no more than pennies on the dollar. The court-appointed deputy receiver for South Carolina Health Cooperative, Michael FitzGibbons of Scottsdale,…

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Four road projects in Oconee County

February 9, 2015

A road contractor is announcing the start of four projects in Oconee County, and the public’s patience is being requested so that it will able to make the road improvements. Work is scheduled by King Asphalt of Liberty on the following roads and highways: 183, from 76 to 28; on the Blackjack Road, from highway…

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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