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Pickens County men sentenced to prison

November 5, 2014

Pickens County men sentenced to prison 0730, Wed., 5 November 2014..lrm For a Clemson student’s homicide two years ago, three Pickens County men are beginning prison sentences of 20 years each. A spokeswoman for the Greenville-Pickens Solicitor says Kadeem Ramsey and Jaron and Jordan Dalton must serve at least 17 years before becoming eligible for…

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“Patience and perseverance” recommended

November 5, 2014

The policymakers for Pioneer Rural Water are being advised to be patient while they persevere through what’s called a bureaucratic exercise as the water provider goes about building a treatment plant. Chuck Joye of Design South engineers gave a detailed report yesterday to the Pioneer board of directors meeting about the new treatment plant site,…

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Victory for the group Limited Government

November 5, 2014

Almost from the start last night, Jerry Barnett liked the running totals projected onto the computer screen inside the meeting room where the Oconee County votes were tallied. What he liked especially was that, from the start, from the first absentee totals reported the 1-cent addition to the local sales tax seemed doomed for defeat.…

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Honea flinches and winces at Loftis email

November 5, 2014

Fair Play’s Ryan Honea reacted Monday to an email from South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, urging a no vote on any local sales tax proposition. Honea, whose agricultural area would have benefited from passage of Oconee’s 1-cent referendum, decided he would then do some horse trading with Loftis, the state’s purse holder. Honea fired…

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Oconee turns out 46% (20,568 votes)

November 5, 2014

Oconee voters rebelled at the idea of a capital sales project tax. At the same time, they demonstrated a taste for the spirits on the Lord’s Day. Nearly 46% of those eligible cast votes in the 2014 General Election and, in every instance where a Republican met a Democrat, Oconee’s electorate went with the Republican…

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Koyo co-op trains for lifelong career

November 4, 2014

Over the next few years, Koyo Bearings in Walhalla will face a dilemma common to manufacturers—filling jobs vacated by senior employees who take with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Kellie Smith, Koyo human resources analyst, says the challenge is to proactively hire a pipeline of qualified employees to succeed them. The departures create…

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“Steady” voting across Oconee County

November 4, 2014

Nearly four hours into voting today, the turnout across Oconee County has been described as steady. The head of Oconee elections, Joy Scharich, said no major problems. Just the usual ones, such as voters waiting until Election Day to get their addresses straight. Still some confusion over where Westminster precinct voters cast their ballots. A…

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Pipe to be replaced on South Carolina 24

November 4, 2014

Department of Transportation crews are replacing a pipe beneath South Carolina 24 today near Westminster. For the time the work is underway, it’s going to mean that two-lane 24—between Greenfield Road and South Hampton Street—will be reduced to one lane. Motorists should be careful.

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Walhalla to push forward with Streetscape

November 4, 2014

“We are in a position now to send out bids after our November council meeting….” Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem Tjay Bagwell made the announcement last night in his Streetscape report to the annual meeting and supper of Partners for Progress. Bagwell, however, attached a condition for the bids to hit the street. “If the DOT returns…

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Voting underway today

November 4, 2014

It’s General Election day today in South Carolina. And, for Oconee County, that means voting today from 7 this morning until 7 tonight.

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