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From Newry to Los Alamos

September 18, 2013

From the Oconee County former mill village of Newry to the Defense Department’s laboratory at Los Alamos, New Mexico. That turns out to be the life’s path for Houston T. “Terry” Hawkins, and now Hawkins will return to his home roots next week to lecture at Clemson University, his alma mater. Hawkins will be the…

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Sign design approved for Westminster

September 18, 2013

When it comes to Westminster’s official signs welcoming visitors, the city known for the area’s apple crop is undergoing a re-branding. The city council last night approved the design for five new signs that’ll replace worn-down old signs. According to City Administrator David Smith, the signs will be placed at entrances to the city and…

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A second year of credit monitoring

September 18, 2013

Taxpayers are being encouraged by the South Carolina Department of Revenue to be patient in making a decision about the continued credit monitoring services offered by any vendor, including Experian, until they have a chance to evaluate the services the state will cover and soon make available. The state Budget and Control Board is reviewing…

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Sheriff’s Office gets a new tool anti-drug tool

September 18, 2013

Frankie Pearson says ordinance 2013-18 won’t stop illegal drugs in Oconee County, but will help keep drug paraphernalia out of public view. Pearson, who ran last year for County Council, congratulated the council last night for giving final approval to an ordinance that will forbid stores from selling items that are fashioned into crack pipes…

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PRWD approves borrowing resolution

September 18, 2013

Pioneer Rural Water’s board of directors approved a resolution yesterday to allow the district to borrow up to $1 million, as it goes about meeting expenses related to its project to build a treatment plant. A bond attorney, Robert Galloway, told the Pioneer board that Community First is willing to lend the money at a…

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PRWD needs easement from US ACOE

September 18, 2013

The Pioneer Rural Water District manager and its engineering consultant say the rural supplier has just about every permit needed to proceed with 2.5 MGD treatment plant—with the exception of all important easement. And it’s an easement that must be approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, according to Pioneer general manager Terry Pruitt. “It’s…

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In furtherance of economic development

September 18, 2013

A new land deal apparently is in the works involving property in the undeveloped Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. County Administrator Scott Moulder announced last night the potential for a swap of property between the county and an Atlanta, Georgia area contractor. Patillo Construction would get 57 acres inside the GCCP to build…

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Everyone out of the pool!

September 18, 2013

Walhalla’s abbreviated schedule for its pool lasted three summer weekends. At the city council meeting last night, Walhalla officials announced the closing of the pool for the season—with the intention that the refurbished pool will operate a full season in 2014.  

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Tax credit deal in place for new hotel

September 18, 2013

Oconee County Council made good on a commitment to allow the developer of a new Seneca hotel a tax credit agreement. But the final action last night required a series of parliamentary procedures as District Two’s Wayne McCall made an unsuccessful attempt to refer the deal and related matters for the county attorney’s study. McCall…

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GCCP sewer line awarded

September 18, 2013

An Oconee County Council of one mind last night when it came to a project that, for years, has been nearly talked and argued to death. The council awarded the Golden Corner Commerce Park sewer project to a Columbia area firm, and County Administrator Scott Moulder indicated he’ll issue a notice to proceed as early…

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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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