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In two duties, Williams to succeed Sprouse

November 5, 2014

In the coming weeks, a new man will wear the black robe inside the justice chambers of two Oconee County municipalities. Seneca attorney and Little River community resident Jim Williams has agreed to assume the part time duties of municipal judge in both Salem and Walhalla. There, he will succeed Scott Sprouse. In January, Sprouse…

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McMaster hears congratulations from Oconee

November 5, 2014

Seneca’s Devoe Blackston has long kept Henry McMaster on his list of the politicians he admires the most. So, Blackston, a former Oconee County Republican chairman, was on the phone this morning congratulating McMaster for winning the Lt. Governor’s office, with 59% of the vote, compared to Democrat Bakari Sellers’ 41%. In McMaster’s race, Oconeeans…

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Cammick vote foretells change ahead

November 5, 2014

One of the biggest smiles at Pine Street last night belonged to a candidate who was unopposed on the ballot. Taking 94.5% of the vote in her district, Edda Cammick becomes councilwoman-elect and is set for office January 1. The remainder went to write-ins. And, when she takes office, observers are expecting a sea change…

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Pickens County men sentenced to prison

November 5, 2014

Pickens County men sentenced to prison 0730, Wed., 5 November 2014..lrm For a Clemson student’s homicide two years ago, three Pickens County men are beginning prison sentences of 20 years each. A spokeswoman for the Greenville-Pickens Solicitor says Kadeem Ramsey and Jaron and Jordan Dalton must serve at least 17 years before becoming eligible for…

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“Patience and perseverance” recommended

November 5, 2014

The policymakers for Pioneer Rural Water are being advised to be patient while they persevere through what’s called a bureaucratic exercise as the water provider goes about building a treatment plant. Chuck Joye of Design South engineers gave a detailed report yesterday to the Pioneer board of directors meeting about the new treatment plant site,…

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Victory for the group Limited Government

November 5, 2014

Almost from the start last night, Jerry Barnett liked the running totals projected onto the computer screen inside the meeting room where the Oconee County votes were tallied. What he liked especially was that, from the start, from the first absentee totals reported the 1-cent addition to the local sales tax seemed doomed for defeat.…

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Honea flinches and winces at Loftis email

November 5, 2014

Fair Play’s Ryan Honea reacted Monday to an email from South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, urging a no vote on any local sales tax proposition. Honea, whose agricultural area would have benefited from passage of Oconee’s 1-cent referendum, decided he would then do some horse trading with Loftis, the state’s purse holder. Honea fired…

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Oconee turns out 46% (20,568 votes)

November 5, 2014

Oconee voters rebelled at the idea of a capital sales project tax. At the same time, they demonstrated a taste for the spirits on the Lord’s Day. Nearly 46% of those eligible cast votes in the 2014 General Election and, in every instance where a Republican met a Democrat, Oconee’s electorate went with the Republican…

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Koyo co-op trains for lifelong career

November 4, 2014

Over the next few years, Koyo Bearings in Walhalla will face a dilemma common to manufacturers—filling jobs vacated by senior employees who take with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Kellie Smith, Koyo human resources analyst, says the challenge is to proactively hire a pipeline of qualified employees to succeed them. The departures create…

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“Steady” voting across Oconee County

November 4, 2014

Nearly four hours into voting today, the turnout across Oconee County has been described as steady. The head of Oconee elections, Joy Scharich, said no major problems. Just the usual ones, such as voters waiting until Election Day to get their addresses straight. Still some confusion over where Westminster precinct voters cast their ballots. A…

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