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Sunday sales vote requested

March 5, 2014

A restaurant developer, on behalf of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, formally requested space on this November’s ballot to let the voters decide whether Oconee will allow Sunday sales of beer and wine. Dick Cottingham said Sunday sales was overwhelmingly approved by Seneca voters and is now permitted in more than 30 of South Carolina’s…

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OCC passes hospital resolution

March 5, 2014

In the least, Oconee Medical Center has the moral support of county government as the hospital goes about a potential partnership with the Greenville Health Systems. Oconee County Council passed a resolution to support the OMC board, management and staff and the hospital’s “ongoing exploration of ways to ensure its future ability to fulfill its…

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Dexter complains of double taxation

March 5, 2014

An Oconee councilman appealed last night to the public to demand of the county’s state lawmakers that the state live up to a commitment to its local government fund. That account for years, Reg Dexter complained, has been under-funded to the extent that it caused Oconee’s last tax millage increase. Dexter outlined what he called…

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Can we compromise?

March 5, 2014

Oconee County has disclosed its strategy in the aftermath of a citizens’ legal victory in a zoning dispute. After a closed-door session, the County Council last night instructed Administrator Scott Moulder to explore the possibility of a compromise with the winning plaintiffs. Failing that, the county will ask the court to re-consider. A judge recently…

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Components for meth-making

March 5, 2014

Two Oconee deputy sheriffs saw the doctor yesterday feeling headachy and burning sensation of the skin, as the result of serving an eviction notice to an empty rental home at Fair Play. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw late yesterday afternoon said he believed the deputies will be OK. Crenshaw said a search of the house revealed a…

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PRWD’s answer to OC? “Yes”

March 4, 2014

At their meeting today, Pioneer Rural Water board members reaffirmed their intent to follow thru with the purchase of property inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park. But they can’t be specific as to when, although three months is an estimate which the Pioneer general manager says will be needed to try to resolve the illusive…

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Greenville Zoo mourns the loss of Ladybird

March 4, 2014
Greenville Zoo mourns the loss of Ladybird

  Ladybird, one of the Greenville Zoo’s beloved African elephants, has died. She was monitored closely over the last month after an episode of colic or abdominal pain—the result of the change in weather. Ladybird received oral fluids and high fiber foods and had showed some signs of improvement. Ladybird came to the Greenville Zoo…

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Officers undergo “de-contamination”

March 4, 2014

Two Oconee sheriff’s officers are undergoing a de-contamination process today after reporting headaches and burning of the skin, as they attempted to carry out an eviction today in the Fair Play community. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the officers were being given showers at the community’s volunteer fire station. No one was home at the Fair…

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OC to welcome national figure

March 4, 2014

The president of the national Purple Heart Homes will be welcomed during an event tomorrow at the Duke World of Energy. John Gallina will get to meet the members of the local chapter, as well as talk to individuals considering volunteering for projects that offer personalized solutions to disabled veterans and their families. Keowee Key…

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Road-salt runoff raises concern for streams

March 4, 2014

Road-salt runoff has to go somewhere. Environmental researchers at Clemson raise concerns that the record amounts of salt crystals and brine used on icy roads this winter will wash into the freshwater and affect the food chain. Too much salt becomes an environmental stress and can be deadly to aquatic animals. The state DOT reported…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
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