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1% public comment meeting scheduled

March 7, 2014

Oconeeans in favor or against projects to benefit from a potential penny sales tax get the chance next week to sound off in front of a panel. That panel, the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, is approaching a deadline to recommend which of 10 requests are voted on during this November’s referendum. A two-hour…

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Devoe to bring New Orleans to Walhalla

March 7, 2014

A soprano schooled in voice training in New Orleans returns to Walhalla to give a performance in opera and jazz. She’s Catie Devoe, a former Walhalla High student who is to graduate this spring from Loyola University. Devoe’s performance is planned 8 o’clock Friday night, June 13 at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, and tickets will be…

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A 2nd public comment night at OMC

March 7, 2014

More than 100 people showed up at Oconee Medical Center to heap praise not criticism on hospital leaders. Medical center executives presented their reasons for seeking to link Oconee with the Greenville Health System. And for the most part, the audience supported the plan. Medical center president Jean Ward explained that a dwindling patient load and…

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Who took the bird houses?

March 7, 2014

Bird houses and bird feeders were stolen during the first week of the month at the business near Keowee Key called “For The Birds.” The Sheriff’s Office is investigating. The goods stolen carry a value of more than $600. If your information can help solve this crime, you could be eligible for a cash reward.…

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Suspected burglar found at car dealer’s door

March 7, 2014

Oconee deputies stopped a white Mustang near an open gate at Edwards Auto Sales late Wednesday night and found five to six sets of car keys. They say they then found a man at the door to the showroom. That man was cuffed and arrested. According to the sheriff’s office, Bradley Billy Wayne Smith, 33…

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‘Shine seized near Westminster

March 7, 2014
‘Shine seized near Westminster

There’s still moonshine to be had in Oconee County, even in these contemporary times. But it was the law that had the shine after a raid late yesterday afternoon. While investigating a complaint, a state DNR officer found a still in plain view outside a storage building. Several mason jars were filled with a clear…

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Walhalla judicial board makes quick decision

March 7, 2014

In fewer than 15 minutes last night, Kay Owens of Walhalla got what she needed. The city’s board of zoning appeals granted Owens an exception to the zoning ordinance that will allow her to apply to the state for a beer and wine permit for her Palmetto Bakery and Café on Main Street. Walhalla has…

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Candidates and crowd left out in a cold rain

March 7, 2014

The candidates and their followers will have to wait another week. Last night’s scheduled forum for the two men running for Seat Three, Oconee County Council was called off when it was discovered that the meeting room had no lights, no heat, and no chairs. On behalf of the group Limited Government for Oconee, Judy…

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Students get early start in SC’s largest industry

March 6, 2014

South Carolina Department of Agriculture estimates that farming and forestry combine to generate more than $30 billion a year in the state economy. But the most recent census lists the average age of South Carolina farmers at 59 years old—higher than the national average by one year. Just 11% of South Carolina farmers are under…

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Fashion event to raise money for Safe Harbor

March 6, 2014

An event will raise money for Safe Harbor tonight at a posh Greenville club. It’s a fashion show and auction starting at 6 o’clock at the Greenville Poinsett Club. Safe Harbor advocate Kay Davis says the sold out event likely will bring in between $30 and $40 thousand dollars to be shared by Safe Harbor’s…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
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