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Chairman’s prerogative: agenda rules changed

April 2, 2014

Starting April 15, public comment rules are changing at meetings of Oconee CountyCouncil. No longer will anyone be allowed to address the council at the start of meeting about matters that are not on the agenda. However, the council will initiate a second comment session at the end of regular business to accept comments and…

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Exercise for good health

April 2, 2014

Oconee Medical Center invites everyone interested in good health to exercise today by taking a walk around the hospital’s new track. A ribbon cutting for the new OMC walking trail takes place from 12:30 to 1 o’clock on the front lawn across from the Patient Tower. Wear comfortable shows. The walk around the track will…

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“75 or more” new jobs promised

April 2, 2014

An economic development project known publicly only by its code-name “Tau”—spelled T-A-U—promises as many as 75 new jobs in Oconee County, according to Administrator Scott Moulder. The County Council last night approved a fee-in-place-of tax deal for the new employer, along with an inducement agreement resolution for what’s described as a new company. Details on…

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Distracted driving requires one more vote

April 2, 2014

After last night, Oconee County is one vote away from a distracted driving law that will make illegal any driver headed down the road while holding a cell phone next to his ear. County Council last night gave the second of three required readings to the ordinance proposed by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. It means that…

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Jail price: $16,253,068

April 2, 2014

Oconee County now has a guaranteed maximum price to build its new jail. It’s $16.2 million, as announced last night by Matt Berberick, program manager for designing the project. It’s a price suitable to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and to the County Council. For that price, Oconee is to receive a facility of 64,339 square feet,…

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Inabinet unofficial winner

April 2, 2014

In close voting, Andy Inabinet is the unofficial winner of the special primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Inabinet’s margin over fellow Republican Paul Cain amounted to 35 votes. Last night’s tally showed Inabinet at 444 votes and Cain 409. Officials estimate there are between eight and ten provisional ballots to be examined. The…

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Assistant principal resigns

April 2, 2014

A Walhalla High assistant principal has resigned. School district officials confirmed the resignation of Charlie Fowler, who had been placed on leave following a complaint of cyber bullying. District headquarters released the following statement: “The School District of Oconee County, both in policy and practice, prohibits harassment, intimidation, or bullying of any kind. Regrettably, a…

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Deputy finds stolen van

April 1, 2014
Deputy finds stolen van

 By pulling into a convenience store near Seneca, an Oconee deputy spotted a mini-van that matched the description of a stolen vehicle. The deputy arrested the driver, Brandon Leon Payne of Torrington Road, on the charge of possessing a stolen vehicle. The 34-year old Payne was also charged Monday night with driving under suspension.  

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OC wants utility aircraft removed

April 1, 2014

Oconee County has begun legal action for the removal of a plane from the county’s airport near Clemson. A lawyer on behalf of the county filed pleadings in the Common Pleas Court seeking to enjoin the owner of a utility plane made by Helio Aircraft of Prescott, Arizona. The damage lawsuit identifies the plane owner…

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Seneca’s population virtually unchanged

April 1, 2014

In two years time, according to an estimate from the Census Bureau, Seneca’s population fell by four residents. In the 2010 Census, Seneca sported a population of 8, 102. Two years later, Oconee’s largest municipality lost four residents, for a current estimated population of 8,098. Nearby Clemson is gaining residents. The Census Bureau reports that…

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  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 28, 2014 10:00 amHigh Falls Church of God Homecoming
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