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Projects won’t sell themselves, Fuller says

December 13, 2013

Don Fuller said today that no matter how attractive a project might sound, the project alone won’t sell itself. And that’s why Fuller recommended to his fellow Oconee Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners today it’s incumbent that those who favor a one-cent local sales tax referendum envisioned for next year’s general election take an active…

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Fair Play parade moved to Sunday

December 13, 2013

Fair Play parade organizers have been watching the weather. Ahead of all the rain and cold temperatures for tomorrow, the 2013 Fair Play Christmas parade has moved to its inclement weather date. It’ll now take place Sunday at 2.

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Howiler to leave the OMC board

December 13, 2013

A change in leadership is ahead for the policy-making board at Oconee Medical Center. Dr. Bill Howiler, the current board chairman, is ineligible for re-appointment to the board after completing two straight four-year terms. A hospital spokesman says Howiler’s replacement will be voted on during the board’s January meeting. Walhalla resident Thelma Miller currently serves…

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Thrift in line for contract

December 13, 2013

A road builder near Seneca is in line for an Oconee County paving contract worth more than $340 thousand. Oconee County staff recommends County Council award the contract to Thrift Development, low bidder for the work. Four roads are involved, two in the Seneca area—Dobson Cove and East Capewood Avenue; and two are in the…

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“An unexpected opportunity to purchase” 102 Lura Lane

December 13, 2013

At its meeting next week, Oconee County Council will consider a resolution to buy additional property for its project to build a new jail. According to information that has gone out with the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting, “This resolution addresses an unexpected opportunity to purchase a tract of real property abutting the construction site for…

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Bids to be let for OC highway work

December 13, 2013

By the middle of next year, Oconee motorists should be able to enjoy a smoother surface on which to maneuver through one of the county’s busiest intersections.  A DOT official tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the state’s bid letting to re-surface a short section of 123 at Seneca will take place in January, with the expectation that…

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Photos with Santa for a good cause!

December 13, 2013

By taking advantage of an opportunity for photos with Kris Kringle himself, you’ll be helping one of Oconee’s best causes tomorrow—-the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. All photos will cost $10 dollars and the proceeds go to help animals housed at the shelter. Children and well-mannered leased pets are welcome from 10 a-m to 2…

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Graham to oppose budget deal

December 13, 2013

The House passed a budget deal, but Senator Lindsey Graham says when the agreement arrives in his chamber, he’s going to vote no. In a statement from Washington, the Oconee Republican said, “I believe it will do disproportionate harm to our military retirees.” The Senate Armed Services committee member gave these examples of how the…

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Crossroads home destroyed by fire

December 13, 2013

Fire took a devastating toll in the middle of the night in the Crossroads Community south of Seneca. Rural Fire dispatch reports a home near highway 24—350 Cedar Lane Road—was lost to fire. At first, authorities feared some or all of the occupants were trapped, but all three got out OK. Firemen answered the first…

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Schools dismiss for winter break

December 13, 2013

Oconee County public schools dismiss for the winter break one week from today, Friday, December 20. It’ll be an early dismissal day for students. Parents should plan for elementary students being dismissed around 11 and middle and high school students about 11:15. Beginning Monday, December 23, all school and district offices will be closed. They’ll…

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