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Bagwell fans again on tax hike bid

February 5, 2014

Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem has once again failed in an attempt to convince his colleagues of the need to raise taxes. A T-J Bagwell motion that came out of last night’s meeting of the city council and its department heads failed to attract a second. And Bagwell’s idea for a tiered property tax increase of two…

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Power outage

February 5, 2014

We are getting word that at least some of the parts of Seneca affected by an electric power outage this morning have seen the power back on. The outage, as long as it lasted, affected among others—Seneca Middle School. But the latest we have is that power is restored.

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Walhalla’s problematic 2011 trash truck

February 5, 2014

James Moore can only shake his head when he recites the history of Walhalla’s two-and-a-half year old sanitation truck. Moore, director of the city public works department, says he has been forced to send the truck to the repair shop six times—requiring two tow truck bills. But he’s hoping now for better times. Moore indicated…

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Clemson angle to National Signing Day

February 5, 2014

Clemson University communication studies students and faculty track conversations around the country today in the Social Media Listening Center as college football prospects sign their letters of intent on National Signing Day. Much like the NFL Draft for the pros, National Signing Day is a big day for student athletes and many schools have events…

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Taking recycling seriously

February 5, 2014

An Oconee County councilman says the county should take recycling more seriously. And Wayne McCall last night said he’s not just talking about county government, but everyone in the community. McCall, who chairs the council committee dealing with solid waste issues, gave a report to council that amounted to a pep talk for Oconee County…

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Take recycling more seriously

February 5, 2014

An Oconee County councilman says the county should take recycling more seriously. And Wayne McCall last night said he’s not just talking about county government, but everyone in the community. McCall, who chairs the council committee dealing with solid waste issues, gave a report to council that amounted to a pep talk for Oconee County…

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Tax deal terminated

February 5, 2014

A fee-in-place-of-tax arrangement between Oconee County and one of its mainstay members of the industrial community is no more—the result of a first and final reading of a resolution during last night’s county council meeting. But it doesn’t mean that the manufacturer, Parkway Products, is going anywhere other than its highway 28 Bountyland location. According…

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Oconee public transit moves ahead

February 5, 2014

Oconee County Council agreed to pay for a study to implement an expansion of bus service, but individual councilmen’s comments indicate concern for the overall cost of the service. The council approved a request to spend $23 thousand, 500 dollars for a service implementation study. The request came from County Administrator Scott Moulder, who chairs…

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Aftermath of the deep freeze

February 5, 2014

Freezing temperatures and a water pipe burst last month left the offices of Oconee’s South Cove Park un-inhabitable, and last night the County Council came to the rescue. At the recommendation of its administrator, the council authorized the demolition of the office and building and their replacement. The estimate to replace is in the vicinity…

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Grant request deadline is Valentine’s Day

February 4, 2014

Groups that want to share in the latest cycle of Oconee County accommodations tax money are running up on a deadline. Their requests must be submitted at the county’s High Falls Park by 2 p-m Friday, February 14. All applications are to be reviewed by the Parks, Recreation and Tourism commissioners during a February 20…

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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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