Something special to be mailed

For the Oconee taxpayer, there’s something special to anticipate in the mail or, perhaps, dread.  The county tomorrow will mail more than 75 thousand property tax bills—the taxes to be paid are to run the county and school governments another year.  Auditor Ken Nix said this morning that if all bills are paid on time, the county treasury will take […]

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Rain on the way, as the drought committee convenes

Parts of South Carolina, including 101.7/WGOG land, have been dry.  But the forecast indicates some immediate relief on the way, rain beginning tonight and intensifying tomorrow.  And this is the day that the state’s Drought Response Committee meets by conference call to decide which areas of the state require an update of their drought status.  Since the committee’s last meeting […]

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The “529” plan a good way to save

South Carolina’s 529 College Savings Future Scholars is being touted as among the top 529 plans nationally.  State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, whose office administers the plan in South Carolina, recommends this plan as a good way to save for a child’s college education.  To learn more about the plan, visit www.futurescholar.com or contact a financial advisor.  No funds from the […]

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Home fire near Westminster

The area of the 200 block of W. Bennett Road, Westminster is a fire scene today.  After a night of work, the fire was discovered by the homeowner who, according to Oconee Fire Chief Charlie King, was able to call 9-1-1 and put a stop to most of the fire.  Fire fighters remained there to ensure hot spots don’t spark […]

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Advice for Walhalla’s downtown drivers

In the next few days, some of the traffic devices are to be removed from the two-block work area of Walhalla’s Streetscape.  When that happens, according to the contractor, traffic will have to start relying on the curbing in the middle and islands for directions.  According to Hutch ‘N Son, caution should be taken until the new asphalt and striping […]

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Tire operations to be suspended at Starr

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Soon no more earthmover tires will be made at Michelin’s plant in the Anderson County community of Starr.  The Anderson Independent quotes the county administrator as saying the culprit is a downturn in mining and related industries.  Will the downsizing in Starr impact whether Michelin builds a distribution center at Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park?  “Not to my knowledge and […]

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Construction permit for Kimberly and Micah Hart

A construction permit approved this week will allow a couple near Seneca to build chicken houses—in spite of complaints by several of their neighbors.  DHEC’s Bureau of Water this week announced approval of a permit for Kimberly and Micah Hart of the Friendship Valley Road to be effective October 7, provided no request for board review is filed.  In a […]

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