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Drowing UPDATE

September 10, 2013

Oconee Coroner Karl Addis announces that Marquis Valentine, 25-year old Simpsonville man, was the victim of the late afternoon drowning yesterday in Lake Keowee.

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“One size doesn’t fit all”

September 10, 2013

During a question-answer period, two Oconee state lawmakers made clear they are coming around, to an extent, to the school choice movement in South Carolina. When one member of the Oconee Republican Party audience asked if that meant favoring vouchers—allowing public funds to be spent on private school enrollments—State Senator Thomas Alexander said, “I don’t…

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Mopeds at night

September 10, 2013

The 2014 South Carolina legislative session is four months away, but an Oconee lawmaker already is thinking about a bill he hopes will make driving safer. At a meeting last night of the county Republican Party, State Representative Bill Whitmire says the bill he has in mind would address those who operate mopeds at night.…

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Lake Keowee drowining

September 10, 2013

A 25-year old Simpsonville man drowned late yesterday afternoon in Lake Keowee near the Fall Creek Landing. Coroner Karl Addis says the victim’s name is being withheld until today to allow other immediate family members to be notified. According to the coroner, the drowning occurred at a common swimming area known as “The Rock.” The…

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New Century Farm in OC

September 9, 2013

An Oconee County farm purchased way back in 1905 and, since then, owned continuously by the same family has attained a prominent distinction. The South Carolina Century Farms Program is announcing the designation of the William A. Taylor Farm as a Century Farm. Today the farm is owned by Edgar and Anna Taylor Zelaya of…

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Traffic snarled in front of Walhalla High

September 9, 2013

Two cars collided this morning on 183 in front of Walhalla High School, as the school and the adjacent Walhalla Middle School were starting a new week of classes. The police say one person received medical attention and the wreckage temporarily caused congestion at the traffic light intersection. This morning’s accident was reported at 7:20.

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Basic training completed

September 9, 2013

Air Force Airman Austin LeRoy graduated from basic military training in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. LeRoy is the son of Denise and Duayne Stewart of Westminster and is a 2011 graduate…

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Look for it in the mail soon!

September 9, 2013

Oconee County taxpayers can soon expect to open their mail and see a 2013 property tax bill. County Treasurer Greg Nowell says those bills are likely to go out soon. Under a new format adopted a couple of years ago that saves money, Oconee tax bills are printed and mailed from Columbia.  

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Latest on Sanctuary Pointe from the SC PRT

September 9, 2013

A project with the potential to ramp up Oconee’s footprint for tourism is the one envisioned as a destination resort off Exit 1, I-85. Those behind Sanctuary Pointe made big splash early this year with an announcement of what they see for a Lake Hartwell peninsula. Since then, things have been quiet. But on Friday…

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Augmenting SC’s trooper force

September 9, 2013

The first to be called when an accident such as Saturday’s occurs in South Carolina is a state trooper. Budget cuts, however, have reduced the force statewide which means, at times, it’s hard to find troopers when you need them. State Senator Thomas Alexander wants to change that. Alexander met last week in Oconee County…

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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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