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“Limited Government of Oconee” strategy meeting

November 15, 2013

Last night’s meeting of “Limited Government for Oconee” was limited in attendance. Eleven people attended, but those there vowed to work to increase their numbers between now and General Election time next year. Britt Adams of Seneca, who presided, led the group in strategy on working to defeat what’s expected to be a one-cent sales…

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Home fire near Westminster

November 15, 2013

A late night fire near Westminster kept fire fighters from several stations at the scene for more than three hours. No one reported hurt in the mobile home on Long Creek Highway, near the Welcome Church Road. Oconee Fire Control sounded the first alarm shortly before midnight.

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SHS students nominated for award

November 15, 2013

Ten students at Seneca High School have been nominated by the faculty for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. The students were nominated for dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism, and all wrote an essay to be judged by a committee from the Wizard of Tamassee Chapter of National Society DAR in Seneca.…

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Here’s a clarification!

November 14, 2013

Not so fast on that legal opinion from the state on a tax dispute between the Oconee Treasurer and the county School District. By email yesterday, spokesman Mark Powell of the South Carolina Attorney’s General Office estimated the opinion would be ready in two to three weeks. Powell called 96.3/WGOG NEWS this afternoon to say…

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Ordinance 2013-36

November 14, 2013

When it comes to its dealings with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Oconee County wants to put it in writing. At Tuesday’s County Council meeting, first reading of an ordinance is scheduled that’ll require “detailed invoices” to the county from the JRSA. According to Tuesday’s meeting agenda, the ordinance will also formally request that a…

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Two spring time fishing tourneys

November 14, 2013

Oconee County can look forward to at least two large fishing tournaments next spring. At today’s meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission, Director Phil Shirley announced for March an FLW tourney at Lake Hartwell and a college fishing tournament at Lake Keowee. Hundred of anglers will enter, and Shirley says that means cash…

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OC re-ups with the NGA

November 14, 2013

Oconee County is planning to help welcome back next spring a National Golf Association qualifying tournament to Seneca’s Cross Creek golf course. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee’s PRT, says it is part of a running contract with the NGA. At Shirley’s request, the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission today allocated$5 thousand dollars to the…

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Blessing for merger to be asked Tuesday

November 14, 2013

The idea of two becoming one in Oconee County circles is being pursued to enhance the county’s economic development. And next week the County Council is to receive a presentation from its administrator and the chairman of the public-private Oconee Alliance. We spoke today to Alliance Chairman Robert Halfacre: “We’re actually going in front of…

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9-11 memorial to serve dual purpose

November 14, 2013

If Jim Alexander and other volunteers call pull of their project, Oconee’s 9-11 Memorial will serve a dual purpose. Just to the north side of the new Walhalla High construction project, the memorial is to feature actual debris and other material from the locations where the U-S was attacked September 11, 2001—provided a $50 thousand…

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Blackwell: “Perfectly happy here”

November 14, 2013

Oconee’s economic development director put aside any speculation today that he might be interested in returning to his former employer. Richard Blackwell assumed his job at the Oconee economic development office after having worked for the South Carolina Upstate Alliance, headquartered in Greenville. The Upstate Alliance is undergoing a re-organization after the resignation of its…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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