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Reserve officer arrested

February 20, 2014

A reserve police officer for Seneca has been arrested. Records show the State Law Enforcement Division this morning arrested Adam Covington on charges of misconduct in office and theft of a controlled substance first offense. Covington is 26 years old.  

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Salem and Walhalla make 1-cent pitches

February 20, 2014

Salem and Walhalla are the latest to make pitches for 1-cent funding—should Oconee County voters say yes to a referendum this November. But first the two municipalities must convince the Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax Commission to include their projects on the ballot. Last night, representing his town, Salem town attorney Brad Norton, requested funds…

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Motorcyclist issued five tickets

February 20, 2014

A chase that reached 90 miles an hour on country roads near Seneca ended with Oconee sheriff’s officers capturing their subject and five traffic tickets against the driver. For the violation of failing to observe a stop sign, deputies chased a motorcyclist from SC 24 at Coneross Creek Road, to Sitton Mill Road, to Woody…

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Moulder “put the brakes” on spending

February 20, 2014

Oconee’s finance director, Mark Pulliam, credited Administrator Scott Moulder today for applying sufficient brakes on spending during the last government year. By applying the brakes, Pulliam said, Oconee finished 2012-13 with a higher fund balance than had been projected. Three out of every four dollars generated for the county are derived from the property tax.…

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OCC “retreats” into relaxed setting

February 20, 2014

Oconee’s four county councilmen are involved in a day-long strategic planning retreat to assess the past and figure out how to move forward. The retreat meeting is an annual event and, though, held in the council chambers it unfolds without the formalities of official voting meetings. Led by Scott Moulder, the county administrator, the councilmen…

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Dams safe and sound, despite quakes

February 20, 2014

If you felt the ground shake last weekend, you’re not alone. Many people across the Savannah River Basin and beyond reported tremors during earthquakes February 14 and February 16. However, according to the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, you can rest assured—-the government’s dams are safe and sound. After each quake, a corps team began…

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Alexander offers new legislation

February 20, 2014

The Oconee-Pickens state senator, Thomas Alexander, is the lawmaker behind new legislation to create “Senior Trafficking and Exploitation Reform of 2014” in South Carolina. And yesterday, Senator Alexander joined Lt. Governor Glenn McConnell at a Columbia news conference. The bill seeks to deter people who have previously manipulated the system by closing existing loopholes, increasing…

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Cracks believed non-earthquake related

February 20, 2014

Several cracks have been found in a newly-built addition at West-Oak High School, but officials believe they are unrelated to last Friday night’s 4.1 earthquake. Richard Alexander, Oconee School District building official, said today, “We inspected the building with our project Manager and Superintendent from Trehel this past Tuesday. There are several settling/expansion cracks in…

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Elementary students take field trip today

February 20, 2014

About 220 elementary school students are taking a field trip to Clemson University today to learn more about engineering and science. National leaders link those disciplines to economic prosperity. Students from Clemson and Central elementary schools gather on the second floor of the Hendrix Student Center to work with Play-Doh, learn about robotics and build…

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CU’s SC impact generates Upstate jobs

February 19, 2014

A new study finds that Clemson University generated about $1.9 billion in economic output for South Carolina last year and its activities accounted for nearly 25 thousand jobs. The Regional Economics Analysis Laboratory at Clemson’s Thurmond Institute conducted the study. In the tri-county region of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens, Clemson’s economic output was nearly $897…

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