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Common Pleas trial resumes Monday

September 26, 2014

Once the work day starts Monday, the 4th floor courtroom at the Oconee Courthouse will revert to the remainder of a civil trial that’s already two weeks old.  The next phase of Reynolds versus Sava Senior Care, also known as Seneca Health and Rehabilitation is expected to be the defense although, according to trial officials,…

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Hear the School Board candidates

September 26, 2014

In November, two Oconeeans are on the ballot aspiring for a seat on the county board of school trustees. The candidates for Seat One are Jerry Lee, the incumbent, and Allen Brewer, the challenger. The League of Women Voters of the Clemson Area has arranged a public forum featuring Lee and Brewer, and the public…

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Saying a good word for paying an extra penny

September 26, 2014

The first of two forums to draw attention to the November Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum in Oconee County was described by a chamber of commerce leader as a way to provide unbiased information about the proposition. In front of the crowd that gathered at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce assembled a…

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Monday’s “Steak in Oconee” moved indoors

September 26, 2014

A dire forecast is chasing Oconee’s annual farm-to-table dinner on Monday from being an outdoor event to the indoors. Jillian Lusk of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce this morning announced that the forecast of 90 to 100% rain Monday has prompted organizers to find an alternate location. Those who have tickets for the dinner should…

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Transit Task Force makes recommendation

September 26, 2014

Five seats at the table were empty, but a lack of attendance last night did not stop other members of Oconee’s Transit Task Force from recommending the county push forward with passenger bus service. After receiving a feasibility study from an outside consultant, the advisory task force committee agreed to ask County Council to establish…

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Dual celebration Saturday of the outdoors

September 25, 2014

In the wilds of Oconee County there are special places to savor. And that’s why the Forest Service and its partners on Saturday invite everyone to outdoor activities in the Sumter National Forest, at Oconee State Park, and at Chattooga Belle Farm. Mike Crane, the Andrew Pickens District ranger, draws attention to a pair of…

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“Operation Infinity” drug sweep #7

September 25, 2014

A drug sweep round-up led by Oconee Sheriff’s Office is underway today in Oconee County. It’s the seventh sweep as part of “Operation Infinity. By 3 o’clock this afternoon, 12 people had been arrested. Nineteen are being sought on drug distribution charges. Four people were being sought on warrants charging unlawful neglect of children. The…

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Do or die for Warpath project?

September 25, 2014

An organization that monitors Lake Keowee developments believes a decision will be made next month whether to move forward with a long-talked about project on the Pickens County side of the lake. Jack Lewis, president of FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee, referred today to the Warpath Landing project which developers have been pursuing for more than…

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Sheriff issues new statement

September 25, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has issued a new statement about the investigation of the death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  And this time Crenshaw notes that, as speculation continues about the death, his office has released all information that it can without compromising the integrity of the investigation.  He says, “With that in mind, the sheriff’s…

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Friendly reminder on the way from county government

September 25, 2014

As many as 74 thousand Oconee County tax bills are to be placed in the U-S mail in two weeks. A delay in receiving a revised assessment covering Duke Energy, Oconee’s largest taxpayer, accounts for a two-week delay in mailing the 2014 bills, according to County Auditor Ken Nix. The bills hit the mail on…

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Calendar

  • March 6, 2015Silver Dollar Concert
  • March 6, 2015 8:00 pmAndy Cooney’s Irish Cabaret at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium
  • March 7, 2015 7:00 amThe Walhalla Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast
  • March 11, 2015 7:00 pmUnited Assembly of God Celebrate Recovery
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