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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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Road Titans 300 desired tourist draw

November 4, 2014

Dan Pollock, president of Walhalla Partners for Progress, says this weekend’s Road Titans 300 bicycling competition is a prime example of the very type of tourist draw that Walhalla and Oconee County want. At the annual meeting and supper of Partners for Progress, Pollock recommended that everyone interested in better local tourism take the time…

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Salem’s Danielle Queen turns calculations into creations

November 3, 2014
Salem’s Danielle Queen turns calculations into creations

 A 2014 graduate of Tamassee-Salem High School, Danielle Queen, thinks it’s cool to see her mathematical calculations turn into creations. As one of two females in her Machine Tool classes at Hamilton Career Center last year, she and her classmates studied specifications and drawings, calculated dimensions and tolerances, and measured, set up, and manufactured projects.…

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Pickens revitalization grant finalist

November 3, 2014

The Pickens Revitalization Association’s Main Street Challenge is one of five finalist projects for an Elevate Upstate grant. The Pickens Main Street Challenge is designed to attract new businesses to the downtown by offering reduced rent for currently vacant storefronts. Pickens and four other finalists are competing for $5 thousand grants available from Hughes Investments.…

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Argument over a dog leads to arrests

November 3, 2014

An argument over a dog last week in Westminster led the police to file multiple charges against two people.  Authorities placed burglary and assault and battery charges against Crystal Diane Hunter and Sheldon Lashane Williams as the result of an incident Thursday night at a home on South Spring Street.  

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Opportunities to serve Oconee County!

November 3, 2014

Oconee County Council will actively begin making appointments and re-appointments of individuals to represent districts one and three on boards and commissions. And if you would be interested in serving on a board or commission, you are asked to fill out a questionnaire. That questionnaire can be obtained through the county website (www.oconeesc.com) or from…

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Chiefs back from statewide conference

November 3, 2014

The police chiefs in Oconee’s three largest municipalities are back on the job after a statewide conference last week at Myrtle Beach. Attending the annual leadership conference of the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association were Seneca’s John Covington, Westminster’s Dean Awalt, and Walhalla’s Ronald Wilbanks. The forum gives the police chiefs updates, the chance to…

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Workers needed

November 3, 2014

Oconee Nuclear Station needs electrician helpers and plant support personnel. The company Day and Zimmerman will be represented from 9 to 3 Thursday at the Seneca Quick Jobs Center on the campus of the Hamilton Career Center. They’ll be accepting resumes from entry level candidates, but preferred will be those individuals who have some kind…

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Additional arrests made

November 3, 2014

New arrests are reported in the eighth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep launched last week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Between midnight Friday and midnight last night, six new arrests were made. That makes 17 arrests since the sweep started last Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office seeks nine more individuals.

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