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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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Rabun gets Georgia job!

September 17, 2013

A former Oconee County administrator has found work in the state of Georgia. Word has been received in Oconee that Ron Rabun will go to work as the next administrator of Lee County, near Albany. He served as Oconee County administrator from 2004 to 2006.  

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Sgt. Evatt deploys to Afghanistan

September 17, 2013

An Oconee County native has embarked on his second deployment to northern Afghanistan. Sgt. Andrew Evatt will serve until July next summer as a combat engineer for the U-S Army. Evatt is based out of Fort Lewis, Washington. He’s the son of Mike Evatt of the Keowee Community and is a 2008 Walhalla High graduate.

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Congressman to make OC appearances

September 17, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan makes at least two Oconee County appearances. The Laurens Republican has Oconee County in his schedule Thursday, September 26. He’ll speak to the Seneca Rotary Club at 1 p-m at the International Deli. Later that afternoon, he’ll be the featured guest for a meeting of the Stamp Creek Republican Precinct from 4:30…

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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