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Restructure bill now law in SC

February 6, 2014

Senator Thomas Alexander applauds Governor Haley for helping push through a government re-structuring bill that’ll reform how the state’s business is done in Columbia. Haley’s signature yesterday made S. 22 law. It abolishes the five-member Budget and Control Board and creates the Department of Administration. That cabinet agency is to be responsible for executive and…

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Duncan to preside over congressional hearing

February 6, 2014

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan presides at a Washington hearing this morning that’ll delve into how well the Department of Homeland Security is using technology to combat violations at the borders. The hearing by the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency takes place at 10 o’clock in the Cannon Office Building and will include witnesses…

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Contraband charge against 32-year old man

February 6, 2014

A man on his way to the Oconee jail to serve a sentence for breach of peace found himself in additional trouble with law enforcement. Oconee Sheriff’s Office has announced that a search of Mark Eldon Stanton produced a glass pipe and a bag that contained a white powder substance. A warrant charging Stanton identified…

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Changes in OC’s administrative offices

February 5, 2014

Changes are in place today in the office of the Oconee County administrator. Amanda Brock, executive assistant to Administrator Scott Moulder, has moved into the new position of county public information officer. Brock is a 13-year county employee and a former newspaper reporter. These days in government and private business, public information officers are more…

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Autopsy report: A public record?

February 5, 2014

The Oconee County coroner, like his colleagues statewide, is following with interest what the state’s high court has to say about an autopsy report. Is it a private medical record to be held from the general public or an investigative document that is subject to the South Carolina Freedom of Information law? The State Supreme…

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Burglary suspect sought

February 5, 2014

Oconee sheriff’s officers were tracking a man who is reported to have attempted to burglarize a home this morning near Seneca. The Sheriff’s Office has been investigating since shortly before 9 this morning after being told that the homeowner confronted the intruder and fired a shot, though the homeowner believes the shot missed. The burglary…

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A Clemson regulatory board feeling “pressure”

February 5, 2014

A regulatory board at Clemson is weighing citizen protest as it takes two more months before deciding whether another high-rise building may be added to the city’s landscape. Clemson resident Linda Gahan tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that enough is enough, especially as it impacts her neighborhood behind College Avenue. A Clemson resident since 1968, Gahan was…

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Bagwell fans again on tax hike bid

February 5, 2014

Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem has once again failed in an attempt to convince his colleagues of the need to raise taxes. A T-J Bagwell motion that came out of last night’s meeting of the city council and its department heads failed to attract a second. And Bagwell’s idea for a tiered property tax increase of two…

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Power outage

February 5, 2014

We are getting word that at least some of the parts of Seneca affected by an electric power outage this morning have seen the power back on. The outage, as long as it lasted, affected among others—Seneca Middle School. But the latest we have is that power is restored.

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Walhalla’s problematic 2011 trash truck

February 5, 2014

James Moore can only shake his head when he recites the history of Walhalla’s two-and-a-half year old sanitation truck. Moore, director of the city public works department, says he has been forced to send the truck to the repair shop six times—requiring two tow truck bills. But he’s hoping now for better times. Moore indicated…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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