Defendants want a dismissal

A proceeding is scheduled this month to hear motions in the controversial legal claim for back taxes allegedly owed for a privately-owned airplane kept at the Oconee Regional Airport. The attorney for the defendants will ask Judge Lawton McIntosh to dismiss the claim filed for Oconee County in the amount of more than $300 thousand in property taxes. Attorney Lane […]

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National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office will join law enforcement agencies nationwide Friday in National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and hopes that you, as an individual, will take time to show your appreciation for the men and women who, at times, risk their lives. According to the National Sheriffs’ Association, between 105 and 203 officers, on average, die in the line of […]

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When it comes to fixing South Carolina roads

Whatever it takes to repair South Carolina roads, Bill Whitmire of Walhalla says he is going to support. The District One representative to the state House of Representatives looks forward to the opening of a new session of the South Carolina Legislature a week from today. Whitmire is starting his seventh, two-year term. As a member of the Ways and […]

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Nuclear industry takes heed of Japan tragedies

A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission indicates the industry, including Duke Energy, is taking heed of lessons learned from 2011 when a large earthquake, accompanied by a tsunami, inflicted heavy damage to a Japanese nuclear plant. Nearly four years later discussions continue between the NRC and Duke as to how better protect Duke’s power projects in Oconee County from […]

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Oconee home to 66 child guardians, but needs more

Oconee County is home to 66 guardians ad Litem, but can always use more. Michelle Norris hopes as many caring adults as possible will volunteer. Norris explained the South Carolina Guardian ad Litem program to today’s meeting of the Walhalla Rotary Club. At no fault of their own, children are often uprooted from their homes when their parents run afoul […]

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Job fair can be a first step

SC Works and Tri-County Tech are reaching out this week to the unemployed and the under-employed by holding a job fair and training expo. The event is for residents of Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties from 9 a-m to noon Friday at the Industrial and Business Development Center on Tech’s Pendleton campus. The goal is to connect participants with potential […]

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Happy New Year from the IRS

A New Year’s greeting from the IRS means the tax season is approaching. And, one of the first decisions that taxpayers must make is how they plan to file. If you plan to use the services of a paid tax professional, as more than half of taxpayers do, make sure you pick a professional you can trust. Check to be […]

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Business Forum this Thursday

If you have been to the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport lately, you know the airport is no longer a country airport. Its president/CEO, Dave Edwards, will be in Oconee County this week to make a public address. The public is invited to hear Edwards at 8 o’clock Thursday morning at Thrift Development, as he speaks to the January business forum of the […]

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Blood drive to benefit Animal Shelter

Oconee Sheriff’s Office will host a blood drive Saturday to benefit the county’s Animal Shelter. The event will take place noon until 4 o’clock at the shelter, off highway 123. A TBC donor card or a photo ID is required to donate. Individuals can donate blood every 56 days and you must be at least 16 years old to donate.

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