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Pasture fire visible from Fair-Oak Elementary

April 11, 2014

From Fair-Oak Elementary School this morning, teachers and students could see smoke from a pasture fire behind the school. But, if ever there were to be a fire near the school, this was a good day for it, as several fire fighters and their equipment were at the school for a career day.

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Symbolic ground breaking for new jail

April 11, 2014

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw led several Oconee County leaders and others in turning shovels today for that new $16 million Oconee County jail. And dirt was being moved while this morning’s ceremony proceeded. The contractor is projecting a date for completion of May 2015—just a little more than a year away. With good weather, New South…

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OMC on its way to join GHS

April 11, 2014

Oconee Medical Center and Greenville Health System have approved a non-binding agreement that calls for OMC to join GHS as part of what’s called an integrated health system. The letter of intent was approved by the OMC board yesterday and by the GHS board today. Final agreement is expected in June. The affiliation could take…

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Smoke detected, no fire found

April 11, 2014

Walhalla fire fighters investigated a light haze of smoke seen last night on the 200 block of S. Laurel Street. But they found no fire.

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Senate hopeful Cash to campaign in OC

April 11, 2014

A hopeful for the Republican nomination for the U-S Senate, Richard Cash, has announced two upcoming campaign appearances in Oconee County. Cash will join fellow Lindsey Graham challengers at a get together Monday night, sponsored by the Oconee Republican Party. He’ll also meet and greet the public Saturday, April 19 at the Lighthouse Restaurant.

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Defendant’s stepfather testifies

April 11, 2014

The stepfather for defendant Michael Rice took the stand yesterday in Sarasota County, Florida. And the stepfather testified that Rice, an Oconee resident, never complained of hearing voices as a child or as an adult. Rice is being tried on the charge of murder—a 2012 shooting death that took the life of Phillipe Nahon near…

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Resolved: to go forward!

April 11, 2014

The Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners have signed off on seven projects for ballot space this fall, and it’s onto County Council. In November, the voters will have their say on whether paying an extra penny in local sales tax is worthy of seven projects that promise benefits from one end of the county…

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Accident at rural intersection

April 11, 2014

Two cars collided late yesterday afternoon at highway 59 and the Dairy Farm Road. At the scene, one person received assistance getting into a hospital ambulance. Three others got into the ambulance on their own.  

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For OCPC, it’s all about the comprehensive plan

April 10, 2014

During a two-hour meeting tomorrow afternoon, the Oconee Planning Commission will start its review of the county’s comprehensive plan. The meeting begins at 2 o’clock in County Council Chambers.

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Fallen power line starts brush fire

April 10, 2014

A power line fell to the ground on Apple Orchard Road in Mountain Rest and started a brush fire. The community volunteer fire department responded with one engine and a brush truck, and Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King says they managed to stop the fire before major damage.  

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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