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Seneca helping hand to Walhalla

June 12, 2013

Seneca extended a helping hand last night to Walhalla, in the form of equipment to help the County Seat municipality restore its swimming pool. Seneca Clerk-Treasurer Joel Seavey said during last night’s City Hall meeting the mayor and council made official their donation of equipment, such as pumps, to help Walhalla reopen its pool. Seneca…

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Superintendent’s package nears $175K

June 12, 2013

Oconee school trustees continue to like the job done by their county superintendent of education. They’ve extended the contract employment of Dr. Michael Lucas one additional year and raised his salary by two percent. Board Chairman Andy Inabinet told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning Lucas’s base salary is approximately $149,300, but his total package—counting annuities—approximates $175…

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Hulse: a certified clerk to OCC

June 12, 2013

Oconee County’s Elizabeth Hulse is one of 24 clerks to county councils statewide who successfully completed a training program conducted by the South Carolina Clerks to Council Association. On top of that, Hulse has been receiving congratulations recently for having written an article about the roles and responsibilities of county council clerks. The article appears…

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Westminster to repeal ordinance

June 12, 2013

Westminster city leaders have given first reading to repealing an ordinance under which the city tows cars parked on city streets between the hours of 2 and 6 a-m. One problem with enforcement, according to City Administrator David Smith, is that with only 11 city streets, most of Westminster’s roadway space are state roads passing…

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Public meeting tonight in OCC chambers

June 12, 2013

Oconee County tonight will host a Duke Energy public information meeting on the process to re-license the Keowee-Toxaway project. Everyone is invited at 6 o’clock to the County Council Chambers.

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OCC gets earful during budget hearings

June 12, 2013

This year’s public hearing on the new Oconee County budgets lasted only a little more than 30 minutes. And the hearing room audience was small. Nevertheless, county leaders got an earful from a handful of speakers as to how they manage the taxpayers’ money and conduct their business. The proceeding prompted Joel Thrift, council chairman,…

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“I feel a big, obstructed barrier….”

June 12, 2013

Lyn Morrey in front of Oconee County Council said she felt “a big, obstructed barrier right here”—meaning  there should be more of a one-on-one interaction between the councilmen and their constituents. Morrey, a retired naval officer, said one reason she can’t at this time recommend Oconee as a retirement destination are the bad vibrations she…

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Saban home auction rescheduled

June 11, 2013

How does a real estate sales price of $11 million dollars sound…in nearby Rabun County, Georgia? That’s the original asking price for the Lake Burton home of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The Associated Press and an auction company handling the sale of the 9,600 square foot home report the Saban home auction has been…

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West-Oak senior to receive Governor’s award

June 11, 2013
West-Oak senior to receive Governor’s award

A senior at West-Oak High and the Hamilton Career Center, is the recipient of one award after another this year. Cassidy Westmoreland is in line for a South Carolina Careers Governor Award Student of the Year. Cassidy earned salutatorian of her class and graduated with 32 high school credits—eight more than required. She earned all…

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Burglary arrest made, items still missing

June 11, 2013

The Walhalla police have arrested a man in the investigation of a home burglary last week on Bell Mill Road. Lt. Paul Harris said Randy Lee Cantrell, 33 years old, was arrested yesterday and charged with burglary second degree and larceny. The victim’s home was entered through a back door. Taken was a pocketbook containing…

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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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