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“CU Succeed” launched in Oconee County

September 12, 2014

Child and teen deaths, third graders testing below state reading standards, and children living in families where no parent works outside the home are all problems identified in Oconee County. A new effort, “CU Succeed”, has been launched to address those problems. Oconee has been chosen to be one of four counties in the state…

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Bailes to make return bid

September 12, 2014

Lamar Bailes has been a Walhalla councilman, a mayor, and a clerk-treasurer. He’s now mounting a bid to make it back to the city council. Bailes today was an open-day qualifier to run for a vacant city council seat. Special Election Day in Walhalla is November 18.

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Westminster to hire full-time code officer

September 12, 2014

Westminster is close to employing a full-time code enforcement officer. City Administrator Jeff Lord says the search is down to a top candidate and an announcement could be made soon. The code officer will carry out enforcement responsibilities for zoning and business licenses.

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West Union losing its police force

September 12, 2014

Two resignations in the same week are decimating the police department in the small town of West Union. Mayor Linda Oliver this morning announced the resignation of a second officer, Austin Watson, effective Thursday, September 25. According to Oliver, Watson will join the police force in adjoining Walhalla. West Union is also in the market…

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Car swerves off Doug Hollow Road

September 12, 2014

A car driver escaped serious injury when his car left Doug Hollow Road about 8:30 this morning and wound up in a patch of kudzu down an embankment.  The accident involved a resident of Waterford Point subdivision.  Members of the Keowee Fire Department were among responders who climbed down the embankment to free the driver…

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Tech commissioners in Asheville this weekend

September 12, 2014

A spokeswoman for Tri-County Technical College says what the policymakers for her college are doing this weekend is no different from what leaders of other public organizations do on an annual basis. They are getting away from normal surroundings, as a way to help arrive at fresh ways of handling the public’s business. The Tech…

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Multiple charges filed against Pickens man

September 12, 2014

Multiple charges filed against Pickens man 0630, Fri., 12 September 2014..lrm Authorities placed a 37-year old Pickens County man in the Oconee Detention Center, where he faces multiple charges of forgery and financial identity fraud. Law enforcement reports identify the accused as Eric Richard Ellenburg of Spring Creek Drive, Pickens. Arrest affidavits accuse Ellenburg of…

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Sign on the dotted line starting today

September 12, 2014

Walhallans may begin today to sign to run in a special November election to decide a city council seat. Beginning at noon today, the office of Oconee Registration and Elections will accept candidacies from Walhalla residents interested in filling the remaining term of Kathy Rogers, whose recent death created the council opening.

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Witness testimony lasts two days

September 12, 2014

A Florida nutritionist who spent about 200 hours reviewing the medical records of the late Dorothy Reynolds spent parts of two days on the stand in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Dr. Rita Jackson was a plaintiff’s witness in the case alleging medical malpractice at Seneca Health and Rehabilitation. Jackson spent yesterday afternoon under cross…

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Animal Shelter closed today

September 12, 2014

It’s cleaning day at the Oconee Animal Shelter near Seneca. And that means the shelter is closed all day today. It will reopen during normal hours tomorrow. Lt. Mark Lyles of the Sheriff’s Office says, while closed, the shelter will run all normal calls.

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  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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