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Moulder foresees no tax increase

April 3, 2014

There’s at least one thing Oconee property owners can count on this year from their county government. At least as far as the county administrator sees it, he’ll recommend no property tax increase for 2014. Administrator Scott Moulder gave a budget update this week to the County Council. He acknowledged that department head requests are…

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Clemson pursues business-friendly policy

April 3, 2014

Few things can be more frustrating than paperwork. With that in mind, the city of Clemson is pursuing a business-friendly process for business owners. Clemson is one of 29 South Carolina municipalities taking steps to make a dent in paperwork complexity by offering a standardized business license application. While the application is targeted to transient…

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Limited Government meeting tonight

April 3, 2014

A meeting of Limited Government for Oconee takes place at 6 tonight at the Seneca Gignilliat Community Center. The public is invited.

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DNR: remains were that of a bear

April 3, 2014

An officer for the South Carolina DNR says the remains found along a road near Salem yesterday were those of a bear—not a human being. Dispatchers received a call yesterday morning from a man who reported what he thought was a human hand along Shadberry Creek Road near the Burnt Tanyard Road. Investigators and Coroner…

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Household hazardous waste collection day

April 2, 2014

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

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

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

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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Calendar

  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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