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Help break the cycle of abuse

October 21, 2014

At 4 o’clock, you can help break the cycle of abuse.  Representatives of Safe Harbor and the county’s emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, will greet the public at the Walhalla Main Branch of the Oconee Library to share ways everyone can help to break the cycle of abuse.  You can find out how…

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Plea and sentence in the death case of two infants

October 21, 2014

A mother admitted her guilt today in the deaths of her two infant children, and she was sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. A court officer said Melissa Cassandra Patton pleaded guilty to two charges of felony driving under the influence in the deaths New Year’s Day of Patton’s children: one-year old Taniya Gambrell…

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Fishing for the monster bass

October 21, 2014

The Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau is out with a reminder of the bountiful holdings that Oconee County waterways have for the angler. The CVB has arranged for a fishing show to be filmed this weekend on Lake Jocassee and has signed a new deal with the Bass Fishing League for at least one…

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A drop in Oconee’s jobless rate

October 21, 2014

The latest unemployment figures released by the state show Oconee County’s rate fell below 7%. For September, the jobless rate stood at 6.8%—down from 7.2% in August. Out of a county workforce of nearly 31 thousand, 700, those with jobs number 29,554. Oconee’s rate is two-tenths of a percentage point below the statewide rate which,…

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Visiting judge takes guilty pleas

October 21, 2014

A circuit court judge from Columbia is accepting guilty pleas and handing down sentences during a two-day session of the Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The judge is Alison Renee Lee, a Washington, D-C native and graduate of Vassar College.

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Economic Alliance gets student help

October 21, 2014

Oconee Economic Alliance has engaged the help of a college student to advance the cause for economic development. Southern Wesleyan University student Darren Gessner is taking advantage of a new internship/mentoring program available to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in economic development. Gessner is a senior business major from Napoleon, Ohio.…

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How water resources are to be shared

October 21, 2014

A new agreement signed last week in Elberton, Georgia spells out how water resources are to be shared among the Duke Energy and U-S Army Corps reservoirs in the Savannah River Basin. The Army Corps of Engineers describes the operating agreement as increasing drought tolerance within the watershed and promoting conservation efforts. The agreement encompasses…

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Drug arrests made in traffic stop near West Union

October 21, 2014

Three people have been arrested on drug charges as part of an early morning traffic stop near West Union. It happened on the Ebenezer Road shortly before 2:30 a-m Monday when a deputy saw a small car cross the white line as it turned onto Country Junction Road. The Sheriff’s Office alerted the deputy that…

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No Child Left Behind rankings announced

October 21, 2014

Oconee public schools show improvement in newly-released report card ratings for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—commonly known as No Child Left Behind. The Oconee district saw its rating improve, from 48th in the state last year to 33rd this year. Oconee’s elementary school rating increased. But both the ratings for the middle and high…

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Ambulances collide in Walhalla

October 21, 2014

As the result of an accident yesterday in Walhalla, one of two Oconee Memorial Hospital ambulances involved in the accident was disabled. The accident yesterday morning on W. S. Broad Street involved two ambulances on their way to a call. Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus, said none of the EMS personnel was…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • 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
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