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Ordinance 2013-36

November 14, 2013

When it comes to its dealings with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, Oconee County wants to put it in writing. At Tuesday’s County Council meeting, first reading of an ordinance is scheduled that’ll require “detailed invoices” to the county from the JRSA. According to Tuesday’s meeting agenda, the ordinance will also formally request that a…

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Two spring time fishing tourneys

November 14, 2013

Oconee County can look forward to at least two large fishing tournaments next spring. At today’s meeting of the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission, Director Phil Shirley announced for March an FLW tourney at Lake Hartwell and a college fishing tournament at Lake Keowee. Hundred of anglers will enter, and Shirley says that means cash…

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OC re-ups with the NGA

November 14, 2013

Oconee County is planning to help welcome back next spring a National Golf Association qualifying tournament to Seneca’s Cross Creek golf course. Phil Shirley, director of Oconee’s PRT, says it is part of a running contract with the NGA. At Shirley’s request, the county Parks, Recreation and Tourism Commission today allocated$5 thousand dollars to the…

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Blessing for merger to be asked Tuesday

November 14, 2013

The idea of two becoming one in Oconee County circles is being pursued to enhance the county’s economic development. And next week the County Council is to receive a presentation from its administrator and the chairman of the public-private Oconee Alliance. We spoke today to Alliance Chairman Robert Halfacre: “We’re actually going in front of…

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9-11 memorial to serve dual purpose

November 14, 2013

If Jim Alexander and other volunteers call pull of their project, Oconee’s 9-11 Memorial will serve a dual purpose. Just to the north side of the new Walhalla High construction project, the memorial is to feature actual debris and other material from the locations where the U-S was attacked September 11, 2001—provided a $50 thousand…

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Blackwell: “Perfectly happy here”

November 14, 2013

Oconee’s economic development director put aside any speculation today that he might be interested in returning to his former employer. Richard Blackwell assumed his job at the Oconee economic development office after having worked for the South Carolina Upstate Alliance, headquartered in Greenville. The Upstate Alliance is undergoing a re-organization after the resignation of its…

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Hiring event tomorrow in Anderson

November 14, 2013

A hiring event takes place tomorrow morning in Anderson. Conducted by the South Carolina Worklink, this chance to meet prospective employers is designed for those looking for work from Oconee, Anderson, and Pickens counties. The event will run 9 a-m to noon at Tri-County Technical College’s Anderson campus, 511 Michelin Boulevard. Employers will be there…

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Low enrollment for health insurance

November 14, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan is decrying the low enrollment numbers for Obamacare. In a statement, the Third District Republican said, “The White House’s announcement that only 100,000 people have signed up for insurance through the healthcare exchanges proves what many Americans have been saying all along: that this law is bad for our nation.”  

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Temporary bridge opened in Pickens County

November 14, 2013

The South Carolina DOT opened a temporary bridge yesterday afternoon to replace the existing, damaged section on Jones Mill Road over Six Mile Creek in Pickens County near Daniel High School. The DOT uses temporary bridges because they save money by reconnecting motorists sooner than if they had to spend time and fuel on detours…

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Estimate: SCAG opinion 2-3 weeks off

November 13, 2013

The Oconee Treasurer and the county School District may have to wait only a few more weeks before the State’s opinion is ready on whether the district must receive a share of annual fees and penalties associated with county tax payments. Two months ago County Treasurer Greg Nowell, when challenged by the public schools, announced…

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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