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Hit-run accident near Salem

December 11, 2013

A Salem man was struck by a vehicle yesterday afternoon on highway 11 near Little River Road, and state troopers seek the public’s help to solve what they consider a hit-run accident. The man injured in the accident, 24-year old Dustin Bryson, was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Trooper Tony Keller said the investigation…

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Deputy plans “Mountain to Sea” trek

December 10, 2013

On weekends this month and next, an Oconee deputy sheriff will walk from the South Carolina-North Carolina line to Columbia, to raise money for Tamassee-Salem High School. Deputy Norman Dukes says his goal is $4 thousand for athletics and special needs programs at the school where he works as a resource officer. Last school year…

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West Union leaders meet tonight

December 10, 2013

The regular December meeting of West Union Town Council begins at 6 tonight at Town Hall. Tonight the mayor and council will talk about late fees on water bills. There’s to be discussion and possibly a vote on yard sales.

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Sarah Wilson crowned Miss Walhira

December 10, 2013

A Walhalla High student who is expected to graduate in the spring with high honors is the 2013 Miss Walhira. Sarah Wilson received the crown at last Saturday night’s Miss Walhira Pageant in the school’s Hostetler Auditorium. The auditorium was crowded for the annual fundraiser for Walhalla High School’s yearbook. Ryonna Thompson won Miss Congeniality…

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Mistrial declared in Seneca Municipal Court

December 10, 2013

A jury could not reach the required unanimous verdict in a day-long trial in the Seneca Municipal Court, and the judge declared a mistrial. But that doesn’t mean the case of Seneca versus Sikes is finished. Judge Danny Singleton this morning said he has instructed both sides to try to come to an agreement or…

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Airport may seek 1% funding

December 10, 2013

The Oconee County Airport may be an applicant to share in potential one percent sales tax money. At a meeting last night, the county aeronautics commissioners again discussed the possibility of making application to the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission by the January deadline. Airport manager Kevin Short says the airport would be interested…

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Sewer ordinance set for public hearing

December 10, 2013

An ordinance that would change the way Oconee County does business with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority is headed for a public hearing. Ordinance 2013-36 has passed two of the required three readings at the county council level. It now is set for a public hearing during next week’s council meeting, which begins at 6…

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Annual audit delivered to OSD

December 10, 2013

Oconee County public school spending during the previous fiscal year totaled $85 million. The outside audit report, presented to last night’s board of trustees meeting, showed state revenue covered a drop in local tax revenues. And it means the district likely will be able to avoid having to take out a loan against future tax…

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After days of rain, sun peeks through

December 10, 2013

The sun is making its return today to the sky over Oconee County—just in time for the rescheduled Walhalla Christmas Parade at 5:30 this evening. The sun was out also this morning at the new high school construction site in Picket Post community. And, though the grounds are wet, a district official says the building…

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Fires may be burglary-related

December 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers are trying to figure out who’s responsible for crimes in the former mill village of Utica near Seneca. Crimes to be solved are home fires and church burglaries, and the Sheriff’s Office requests the public to relay any information that may be helpful. Jimmy Watt, Sheriff’s Office spokesman, says the latest incident…

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  • 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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