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State agency reviews PRWD’s plant project

May 16, 2013

A state agency’s evaluation finds logic in Pioneer Water District’s intent to build its first treatment plant. As required by legislation signed into law by Governor Haley last year, Pioneer Water authorized an accountant to conduct an independent audit. In turn, as required by law, that audit was forwarded for review by the South Carolina…

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OC planning commissioner leads webinar

May 16, 2013

An Oconee planning commissioner helps lead an education webcast arranged today by the South Carolina Association of Counties. The part played by commissioner Gwen McPhail, an Oconee agriculture businesswoman, centers on agricultural issues in land use: “All of South Carolina is developing rapidly, the population is growing, and there is no more land out there,…

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Spending matters await OCC action

May 16, 2013

Big-ticket spending items await action during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. County staff recommends the approval of a second, 5-year renewal of a deal to haul waste to a transfer station at a landfill in Homer, Georgia. The contract amount to be paid Waste Management is estimated at $1.1 million. And the…

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Oconee emergencies

May 16, 2013

A man in a home near Salem required a medical helicopter transport last night for injuries in a crushing-type accident. Those injuries are said to have been suffered when a granite counter cover fell on the man at a home on Quarter Mile Road near north highway 11. He was flown to a Greenville hospital.…

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Government re-structuring passed—again!

May 15, 2013

The South Carolina House once again passed a bill to re-structure government. Today’s 91-23 vote went along party lines. Oconee’s two members, Republicans Bill Whitmire and Bill Sandifer, voted with the majority. Supporters of the bill claim it places Executive Branch functions directly under the Governor’s control, breaks up the quasi-Executive/Legislative Budget and Control Board,…

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Event will temporarily close two blocks

May 15, 2013

A Relay for Life cancer event will close a two-block section of Walhalla’s Main Street between the hours 9 o’clock Friday morning and 9 o’clock Saturday morning. City Administrator Nancy Goehle says the two blocks affected are Main Street, from Ann to Katherine streets. The police will direct motorists to the detour.

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School centennial event

May 15, 2013

A celebration is planned this weekend in a section of Oconee County known for its tradition and history. A 100-year event to mark both the school and the community takes place 1 to 4 Saturday afternoon at Keowee Elementary School on SC 188. Among the highlights of the party will be documents and memorabilia from…

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Hopeful for Governor to make OC appearance

May 15, 2013
Hopeful for Governor to make OC appearance

A state senator from Kershaw County who has ambitions to be Governor will make an Oconee County appearance next month at an event at South Cove Park. Democrat Vincent Sheheen recently announced his 2014 gubernatorial candidacy. As featured speaker on the evening of Sunday, June 2, Sheheen will help raise money for the Oconee Democratic…

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Oconee County seeks a dismissal

May 15, 2013

An attorney on behalf of Oconee County has asked the Common Pleas Court to throw out a lawsuit filed last winter against the Oconee Detention Center, alleging a slip and fall incident. The lawsuit for Undre Randolph alleges that on July 14, 2011 Randolph, while on crutches, slipped, tripped, and fell on water in a…

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Exit 1, I-85 can stand improvement

May 15, 2013

Anyone headed north on I-85 from Georgia into South Carolina can tell there’s something to be desired at Exit 1 beyond the Welcome Center. Motorists first notice the Welcome Center. Beyond it, however, is the interstate exit itself. And Thomas Alexander, the state senator, says the property controlled there by South Carolina can stand some…

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Calendar

  • 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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