Council casts two votes after closed session

A second night of private deliberations produced another Oconee County Council vote on an economic development matter. Last night the council emerged from its closed meeting and voted to proceed with the matter—details of which have yet to be disclosed publicly. The vote was 4 to 1, with District Two’s Wayne McCall voting no. The council cast a second vote […]

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Tax break three weekend away

How often does South Carolina extend the taxpayers a break? You can count on one before the start of a new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August 1-3. Among store items that will be exempt from the sales tax that weekend: clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers, printers, blankets, bath towels and pillows. The […]

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Tracking South Carolina alligators

 Clemson University researchers will employ GPS to track alligators in the state’s coastal plain. The satellite tracking is part of a study to understand their population numbers, movement and ecology. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources wants to design a long-term alligator harvesting strategy. And the state has found that a night-light survey design based on monitoring programs in Florida […]

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Financial aid answers via Twitter

In six weeks, the fall semester at Tri-County Technical College begins—making now a time when students and parents want answers about financial aid deadlines, scholarship requirements and how to manage debt.  Tech’s financial staff reports high volumes of phones calls and emails that await answers.  But the college now offers a new way to get immediate answers—both during the weekend […]

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Civic club donates to 9/11 memorial project

 A civic organization has come through with a$1 thousand donation to the Oconee County committee raising money for a 9/11 memorial to be erected adjacent to what will be the new home for Walhalla High School. The donation by the Salem Lions Club, in a sense, is no surprise, for it was that organization that first suggested the project. A […]

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Oconee to soar with “Project Eagle”?

After two and a half hours of a private meeting, the Oconee County Council is moving ahead on two of three unspecified economic development matters. The council emerged last night without acting on the first of three matters discussed. It did vote to direct its legal counsel to proceed with an agreement on a project code-named “Eagle.” Councilman Paul Corbeil […]

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County may sell Foxwood Hills property

At a meeting Friday, an Oconee County commission may approve the sale of as many as 100 parcels of property in the Foxwood Hills subdivision at Lake Hartwell. The parcels are on the agenda for a 2 o’clock meeting of the county Forefeited Land Commission. The commissioners also receive a follow-up to a question of whether to ban “a person […]

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Crime Watch meeting in Dacusville

The greater Dacusville area of Pickens County will be the subject of a Crime Watch kick-off meeting next week. And anyone interested in taking part in the Crime Watch is encouraged to attend. The meeting takes place at 7 o’clock Tuesday night, July 22 in the Dacusville Community Center. Those attending receive information about Pickens County’s most common crimes and […]

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Seneca to talk with building owners

96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that Seneca representatives plan a meeting this week with owners of the former Harper’s 5 and 10 building—across from City Hall. The meeting apparently will touch on what the city will require for bringing the interior part of the building up to code. According to City Attorney Michael Smith, settlement has been reached in a federal […]

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