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Rush to pay county taxes

December 30, 2013

The rush is on to pay 2013 Oconee County property tax bills. Earlier today there were few, if any, open parking spots outside the county’s tax center at Pine Street. The close of business tomorrow is the deadline for Oconeeans to pay in-person and still qualify for a deduction on their 2013 returns.  

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Ruling in favor of zoning challengers

December 30, 2013

Oconeeans opposed to agricultural residential zoning in their county won a court ruling. An informal order filed Friday by 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh grants David and Michelle McMahan and others summary judgment in their challenge of agricultural residential district zoning. The plaintiffs went to court last year, contending that the county’s inclusion of ARD…

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A rise in per capita income

December 30, 2013

An increase in Oconee County per capita income is seen as a sign by the county’s economic development director of a bounce-back in the economy. But Richard Blackwell says there is still much work to do toward economic and community development in the county. Blackwell’s office is quoting figures from the state Department of Revenue…

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What’s to become of 502 E. Main?

December 30, 2013

What is to become of the old house that, for decades, served as ground zero for advancing the economic development interests of Oconee County? We asked County Councilman Archie Barron. And today he told us, “No action has been taken on this house. The committee has not received a recommendation from the administrator.” Barron chairs…

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Chamber to take the pulse on alcohol

December 30, 2013

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce is interested to find out whether something started in Seneca might be worthy of spreading to commerce countywide. The chamber of commerce is taking a survey of its membership to gauge its attitudes on the potential for Sunday alcohol sales. “We are putting a survey out there to see where…

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Park to remain open in 2014

December 30, 2013

The federal government has decided a park near the South Carolina-Georgia crossing will remain open into 2014. According to Toccoa’s WNEG, the decision means the Army Corps of Engineers will not close the park off highway 123 January 1, as it first planned. Meantime, the corps and Stephens County will continue to work on an…

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A Pickens County controversy

December 30, 2013

Philip Bowers hopes as many Pickens County residents as possible will show up at this week’s meeting of the county’s state legislative delegation to register their opposition to expanding the county school board. The delegation welcomes the public for a meeting at 5:30 Thursday evening at the Dacusville Community Center on Earls Bridge Road, Easley.…

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Lake lovers issue a 2014 challenge

December 30, 2013
Lake lovers issue a 2014 challenge

To help its residents stay fit and healthy, the state of South Carolina sponsors ‘1st Day Hikes’ and other activities to get people out of the house and moving. State park trails are relatively short, though not without some challenges, but easy enough to walk in about one hour at a leisurely pace. Brooks Wade…

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Limited Government group meets this week

December 30, 2013

The next meeting of the group Limited Government for Oconee is Thursday night near Seneca, and the public is welcome to attend. The meeting takes place at 6 o’clock at 2036 Sandifer Boulevard. The group is working to defeat a 1% capital sales tax, proposed as a public referendum as part of this November’s General…

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Seneca leaders meet Monday

December 27, 2013

The mayor and the eight-member city council gather Monday night in Seneca for two meetings in which the city’s switch to electric-powered bus service will be a prime consideration. Four electric buses are now in Seneca’s possession. On Monday night, however, the council will be asked to approve the purchase of a 5th electric bus…

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