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9-11 memorial volunteers disappointed

March 18, 2014

  The chairman of a volunteer group to build a permanent 9-11 memorial in Oconee expressed disappointment today with the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission’s decision not to include memorial funding in a ballot question this fall. Disappointed, but not deterred is the way to describe Brandon Shirley. The assistant chief at the Keowee Fire…

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CU worker charged in theft

March 18, 2014

Campus police say a temporary employee deposited $3,195 in checks intended for the South Carolina Botanical Garden into her personal checking account. The university announces that Meganne Alyisha Evans, 28-year old Pendleton resident, was charged yesterday with grand larceny. According to the warrant, Evans worked at the Fran Hanson Discovery Center between 2013 and this…

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He filed today!

March 18, 2014

Paul Cain today officially filed to run in the June Oconee Republican primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. It means the attorney is not only running for the full, four-year term, he’s running for what remains of Archie Barron’s unexpired term. For that, he faces a special primary April 1 and a fellow Republican…

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Suspect remains jailed

March 18, 2014

A 32-year old woman who now faces charges from two Walhalla area crimes this winter remained in jail today, with bond set at $70 thousand surety. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, the latest charges against April Michelle Norton arise from the following theft, as outlined by Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jimmy Watt. According to Watt,…

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No yapping on Yik Yak!

March 18, 2014

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Oconee School District are calling the public’s attention to a new app, potentially dangerous for its capability to transmit slander and libel. As a result, the school district has blocked access through its internet servers. But that doesn’t stop students who bring their personal cell phones to school from accessing Yik…

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School make-up days ahead

March 18, 2014

This year’s calendar for Oconee public schools has been adjusted for make-up snow days—without interfering with spring break next month or this year’s graduation schedule. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, announces that children will be expected for classes to cover two additional make-up days—-this Friday, March 21 and Friday, March 28.  

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Sales Tax Commission makes list

March 18, 2014

Oconee’s sales tax commissioners now have a list of capital projects to send to the County Council. It took two hours of discussion and votes last night before the commissioners settled on about seven separate projects. They’ll now await a meeting April 10 when Scott Moulder, county administrator, presents the nuts and bolts as to…

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Corbeil-Cammick contest for Seat One

March 18, 2014

The first full day of filing for this year’s primaries guaranteed a contest for Seat One, Oconee County Council. Paul Corbeil qualified to run for re-election. Corbeil later was joined by a challenger. That challenger is Edda Cammick, another Republican. Corbeil and Cammick were part of a process yesterday that the State Election Commission called…

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Access Health project marks two years

March 17, 2014

This month marks the second-year anniversary of a program that helps local and area low income, under-insured adults improve their health and lives. Mountain Lakes Access Health serves residents of Oconee County and parts of Pickens County, in Clemson, Central and Six Mile. Heather Goss, executive director, says the program has helped more than 325…

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Woman arrested in Walhalla area home burglary

March 17, 2014

The burglary of a home near Walhalla’s section of Coffee Road has resulted in charges against a 32-year old woman. April Michelle Norton was jailed last night, charged by the Sheriff’s Office as part of a late January home burglary investigation on Corey Road. There, the homeowner reported someone pushed in an air conditioning unit…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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