Acute water need in Columbia

Southern Wesleyan University today will attempt to fill an acute water need at one of its fellow independent colleges in Columbia.  There’s an acute water need at Allen University for clean drinking water for the campus.  Todd Voss, Southern Wesleyan president, requests everyone to collect as many bottles of water today and deliver them to the Central campus for transport […]

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Federal court canceled

U-S District Court in Greenville called off yesterday’s session when the judge in Columbia could not travel from home because of the flooding problems in the Capital City.  It means that a former Oconee banker, Benjamin Lee Hiott, will have to wait for another time to hear his bank fraud sentence. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Time draws near for tax raise?

District Five’s Reg Dexter said aloud last night what others on council obviously have given thought.  If the council is going to say yes to this and that when it comes to spending requests, won’t the county have to raise taxes?  The council had just voted to appropriate a little more than $46 and a half thousand dollars to allow […]

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Hotel appears on the way

  One of the wants of Walhalla Partners for Progress is a hotel, and it appears that Oconee County Council will do its part.  The council last night gave the first of three required readings to an ordinance to allow a developer to take over the former courthouse, at Main and N. Church.  “The long-awaited first reading of an ordinance” […]

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County finds money to buy 123 property

Oconee County Council gave first reading last night to an ordinance transferring $700 thousand dollars for the purchase of highway 123 property.  The action is seen as a step toward finding a permanent home for a county agriculture center, but some members expressed concern about the costs to operate and maintain such a project.  The council acted after 15 people, […]

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New air quality standards

The group Clean air Upstate announced that the EPA put into place new nationwide air quality standards last week that call for strengthening the attainment level from 75 parts per billion to 70 ppb.  There are indications that the Upstate, including Oconee County, would be in compliance with the new standards as the highest testing monitor in the region had […]

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Flood relief effort to be organized in Walhalla

Ministers are uniting in Walhalla to organize a relief effort to benefit South Carolina flood victims.  And one minister, Richard Reams of St. Luke United Methodist, has spoken to Mayor Danny Edwards about city government and the churches supporting a drive to collect all sorts of necessary supplies for those impacted by torrential rain last weekend.  The mayor invited Reams […]

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You can help in South Carolina’s time of need

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For those who want to help with disaster efforts, the best way is to make a monetary contribution to one of the many Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs).  The agencies are listed on South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division’s website:  http://www.scemd.org/recovery-section/donations-and-volunteers. Cash, which can be used immediately in response to a crisis, allows organizations to purchase or provide exactly what […]

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