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For the 10th time, shorten the session

February 7, 2013
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A constitutional amendment to shorten the annual South Carolina legislative session passed overwhelmingly in Columbia, with Oconee’s two House members voting with the majority. Representatives Bill Whitmire of District One and Bill Sandifer of District Two cast their votes with the yea side, as the measure passed 91-9, well exceeding the required two-third majority. According…

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County leaders to retreat for planning

February 7, 2013
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The leaders of Oconee and Pickens counties will engage in separate sessions to plan for the future. The Oconee County Council strategic planning retreat begins at 9 this morning at the county administrative offices, with an audit presentation by Scott Moulder, the county administrator. Moulder will also review 2012 and make a report to the…

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OC gets outside help to stop phoned threats

February 6, 2013
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Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the type of telephone bomb threats that plague Seneca and surrounding area this week is the kind of threats familiar to law enforcement, and he says local and area investigators are enlisting outside help to find the perpetrator. Crenshaw today said both the state police and the FBI are helping…

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Childress to serve OC Planning

February 6, 2013
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A manufacturing company engineer will serve Oconee County as a new member of the county planning commission. County Council last night approved the appointment of William “Bud” Childress to represent District Four. Childress was nominated by District Four councilman and council chair Joel Thrift, who said Childress, employed by Schneider Electric, is interested in giving…

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Carson to address organic growing meet

February 6, 2013
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Westminster resident Gaylene Carson will speak to the State Organic Growing Conference March 2 near Columbia. Her topic will be, “Diversyfying Your Farm Products.” Carson and her son, Billy, have diversified their farm products to include grass fed goat meat, cage-free eggs, honey, culinary herbs, plants, red wigglers, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Tech students fare well

February 6, 2013
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Tri-County Tech students placed first in two categories during the S.C. Speech and Theater Association’s Annual College Festival Competition. Ten, two and four-year colleges competed last weekend at Tech’s Easley campus. Representing Tri-County were Matt Duncan, a university transfer student from Clemson; Manuel Manley, an information technology major from Pendleton; and Sohang Patel, a pre-pharmacy…

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Soldier Addis back in the U-S-A

February 6, 2013
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Army Sgt. 1st Class George Addis has returned stateside after overseas deployment at a forward operating base in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name to anti-terrorism military operations involving U-S troops and partners. Addis is a signal supports system chief assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint…

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Extracting itself from lawsuits

February 6, 2013
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Court documents show Oconee County in the process of extracting itself from a pair of aeronautics-related lawsuits. At the Clerk of Court’s office, a formal order is anticipated to spell out the dismissal of the case of a North Carolina pilot who sued, alleging deer hit his Piper Mirage as it started to take-off from…

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Library leaders visit OCC

February 6, 2013
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Chairman Danny Day of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees vowed last night his board will end years of debate about where to build the Seneca replacement library and, once it does, will return to County Council with its hand out. “I know it is hard to find funds,” Day said.  And he said said…

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What Oconeeans say about bus service

February 6, 2013
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A consultant last night highlighted to Oconee County Council what county residents are saying about the need to expand passenger bus service beyond the Seneca area. Ernie Boughman of the URS Company in Columbia said an updated survey, reflecting responses for a 25-questionnaire, will be ready for presentation by the end of March. Boughman said,…

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