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OCC says yes to merger

November 20, 2013

Oconee County will fire up the ammunition needed to win at the game of economic development. The long-talked merger between the county Economic Development Office and the public-private partnership Oconee Alliance sailed through during last night’s County Council meeting, following presentations by County Administrator Scott Moulder and Alliance Chairman Robert Halfacre. The council, however, postponed…

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West Union policeman resigns

November 19, 2013

A West Union policeman is resigning effective the latter part of the month. Trey Federici’s resignation will leave the small Oconee town with one officer only, Police Chief Mike Eppes. Mayor Linda Oliver says it’s her understanding Federici is leaving for personal reasons. He had been a West Union policeman since June and, according to…

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A new low in relations between OC and the JRSA?

November 19, 2013

“Like a poison pill” is the phrase used today by the chairman of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority to describe the JRSA’s reaction to finding out about an ordinance scheduled to be introduced at tonight’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. That ordinance, to be read on first reading, calls for detailed invoices from…

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North Carolinian arrested at accident scene

November 19, 2013

The Walhalla police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol combined to place five charges against a Greensboro, North Carolina man who allegedly stole a car from a motel and wrecked it a short distance away. Capt. Curtis Rogers of the Walhalla Police said James Samuel Sams is accused Friday morning of taking a parked car…

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An alliance for Oconee tourism

November 19, 2013

The two employees of Oconee’s Mountain Lakes Convention Visitors Bureau, as the result of tonight’s County Council meeting, could be on their way to being official Oconee County employees. The council is to receive a recommendation from staff for CVB Director Ken Sloan and Marketing Director Charlotte Waters to become county employees of the county…

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Extreme U-S adventure recounts Deliverance

November 19, 2013

The Englishman known for alligator wrestling and cliffside climbing has sent word from across the Atlantic of the indelible part that his return played last summer to Oconee County, as part of his latest U-S adventure. The video product for another in a series of Charley Boorman’s USA Adventure touches on Boorman’s return to Oconee…

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“COPS” sponsors drive for the holidays

November 19, 2013

Westminster Chief of Police Dean Awalt is announcing a community drive to collect toys and canned goods for some of the neediest individuals during the holidays. The drive is being sponsored by the police department as part of “COPS”—Community Outreach Proactive Solutions. “We’re going to be at all of the special events for the holiday…

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One person jailed after Walhalla accident

November 19, 2013

The police in Walhalla reported a rear-end accident at 7:30 this morning at a red light at Main and S. College streets. No one was hurt. But the police say the investigation resulted in the charge of driving under suspension and a citation charging following too closely.  

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Pickens state senator recognized by MADD SC

November 19, 2013

Mothers Against Drunk Driving in South Carolina has included State Senator Larry Martin of Pickens as one of its legislative champions for his role as an advocate for Emma’s Law. MADD named Martin as one of seven South Carolina state lawmakers for promoting effective DUI countermeasures—such as ignition interlocks for all convicted drunken drivers. Martin…

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Two lawmakers decry SC’s roads

November 19, 2013

State Senator Thomas Alexander has raised the question of whether his colleagues have the fortitude to adequately address South Carolina’s worsening roads and bridges—-a job which, according to an estimate, will require $20 billion. In front of the Walhalla Rotary Club yesterday, Alexander said he thinks it’s going to take an outpouring from the people…

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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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