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Household hazardous waste collection day

April 2, 2014
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An event this month will help Oconeeans safely get rid of hazardous chemicals stored in the home that potentially can harm the environment. A household hazardous waste collection day will take place from 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday, April 26 in the parking lot of Seneca High School. Items to be collected include pesticides,…

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Remains believed to be bear cub

April 2, 2014
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Investigators say an examination of remains found along a road near Salem indicate they are that of a bear cub. Two men walking this morning on Shadberry Creek Road thought they had found the remains of what might have been a human hand or foot. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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Deputies to be pictured in law enforcement magazine

April 2, 2014
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Two Oconee deputies are pictured in a police magazine that will appear soon. Road patrol deputy Nina McKee and Corp. Josh Sheriff, along with a new patrol vehicle, were photographed for an advertisement that will appear in the July Police Magazine for Tactical Solutions. The page will be an ad for Downed Officer Kits that…

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Chairman’s prerogative: agenda rules changed

April 2, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
  • April 19, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Democratic Party's Breakfast Meeting
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