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OC’s 2013 HS graduates now number 686

August 21, 2013

Oconee School District congratulates Amanda Lee Miller and Charles Patrick Dolly Jr. of Seneca as two additional graduates from the county. Both students enrolled in Connect 2 College and received their high school diplomas this month at a luncheon held at Tri-County Technical College. On June 8, 667 Oconee graduates walked across the stage at…

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Target date for special exception hearing

August 21, 2013

The 19th of September is the date that Walhalla targets to consider Oconee County’s request for a special exception to the city zoning law. City officials say, however, it’s going to depend on whether the board of appeals can attract a quorum of members for a hearing that night. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw last Friday submitted…

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Westminster creates new job

August 21, 2013

The Westminster mayor and council have asked their administrator to go about the hiring of a part time zoning administrator for their city. In recent years, enforcing the city zoning rules has been a task for the police chief or the city administrator. For city administrator David Smith, zoning has added more to his work…

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OC and mainstay employer renew their vows

August 21, 2013

Since the days it opened as Imperial Manufacturing, a plant between Seneca and Clemson has enjoyed a long relationship with Oconee County. And the county administrator says that arrangement is stronger with an agreement by the county fathers last night to makes changes to a fee agreement with Imperial’s modern day successor, Greenfield Industries. Through…

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Transit consultants make their recommendations

August 21, 2013

Consultants say, in a survey of Oconee residents, they find a hankering to expand passenger bus service from Seneca to other parts of the county. County Council last night received an update on a study conducted for the county by URS Consultants. Representing that company, Chip Berger said, “We have determined that it is extremely…

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Chamber to leave downtown

August 21, 2013

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce will forsake its downtown Seneca location for office space closer to By-Pass 123. An announcement by the chamber’s new executive director, Jillian Lusk, states the chamber is in the process of leaving Ram Cat Alley for 135C Eagle Nest Drive in the Eagles Nest Office Park on N. Walnut off…

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1% commissioners to be appointed

August 21, 2013

A commission to devise a list of projects for which Oconee County could spend an additional penny of sales tax will comprise municipal residents and those who live in the unincorporated areas. County Council last night approved a resolution to establish the commission through county and municipal appointments. While the commissioners are to propose a…

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Parks to adopt reservation system, campers unhappy

August 21, 2013

Oconee’s county parks are on their way toward a reservation system for camp spaces. And some of the county’s most faithful users at the parks expressed their dissatisfaction during last night’s county council meeting. Walhalla resident Duane Wilson presented 175 signatures of park users opposed to a reservation system that’ll open county park camp sites…

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OSD top performer in achievement test

August 21, 2013

All Oconee schools exceeded the midway position in both state and national performance for public schools in the achievement test called A-C-T. It’s a test that measures academic skills and knowledge critical for success in college. The Oconee district this morning released a chart of top performing districts statewide that ranks Oconee number nine. Dr.…

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Pool passes inspection, still not open

August 21, 2013

The Walhalla Swimming Pool passed a D-HEC inspection. But it still has yet to open, although it remained the intent of city leaders last night to have the pool open for weekends as summer turns to fall. And possibly, according to Councilman David Underwood, open on selected evenings. City Administrator Nancy Goehle reported to the…

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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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