No action taken after closed session

Whatever the county attorney said during an executive session apparently was not enough for Oconee County Council to act once the private meeting went back to open session. Left hanging last evening was whether the council will agree to settle an airplane back tax lawsuit, on the terms of the defendants. Unlike last Friday, yesterday’s special meeting was held behind […]

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Pre-trial hearing in Westminster v. First Citizens

At one point yesterday, the judge said, “I’m not real impressed by the city of Westminster’s case.” But as the hearing wound down, Judge Lawton McIntosh somewhat changed his tune, saying the city’s case against First Citizens Bank is interesting and he’s going to do more reading on it before ruling on a motion by the bank to have it […]

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Senior coupons

Once again, free coupons will be available to Oconee County seniors for produce this summer. Partnering with the South Carolina DSS, the Oconee United Way is announcing details for those seniors, 60 and above whose incomes qualify, to receive coupons starting Tuesday, June 2. You apply by bringing your qualifying information to the United Way Office in downtown Seneca starting […]

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Water sports competition this weekend at Lake Keowee

Two days of water sports take place this weekend on Lake Keowee. That means wakeboard and wake surfing competition Saturday and Sunday, with awards ceremonies each day at 4 o’clock at South Cove Park. Oconee’s Phil Shirley, the county PRT director, is among those extending the Oconee welcome mat to the South Carolina International Novice Tour—a division of the INT […]

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Car accident near the airport

Sirens could be heard in the vicinity this morning of the Oconee Airport near Clemson.  That vicinity turned out to be Airport Road at Seneca Creek Road.  There, according to the highway patrol, a car accident occurred shortly after 10:30.  Injuries were reported. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Everyone invited for business forum

A Clemson University official speaks this week during the May business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. Everyone has an invitation to hear Dr. Kris Frady, assistant director of the Clemson Center for Workforce Development. Frady will give an overview of Clemson’s Workforce Development and how it is furthering economic development pursuits in South Carolina. The forum takes place at […]

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Fire Marshal visit delayed by one day

An inspection of the new Oconee Jail by the South Carolina State Fire Marshal has been delayed one day—until today. He was supposed to have checked on things yesterday, but Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said the contractor did not realize that yesterday was Confederate Memorial Day, a state holiday. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Field trip to the nation’s capital

The new principal at Tamassee-Salem Elementary, Bobby Norizsan, is pleased that school fundraisers raised enough money that the field trip cost next week to Washington will cost a student less than $100 dollars. Norizsan was congratulated last night by Oconee trustees when he announced the cost to a student will be $75 for the trip to the nation’s capital. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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The bills are “dwindling down”

After looking at the latest financial report, the Walhalla area trustee asked whether the Oconee School District was near the end of having to pay for the new, $54 million Walhalla High. In response to Rosemary Bailes’ question, assistant superintendent Steve Hanvey said there’s a list of three things that, as he put it, “will cost a little more.” One […]

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Occupancy permit for new Walhalla High

Full-fledged tours of the new Walhalla High School hinge on the school district receiving a temporary occupancy permit. And one school district administrator admitted during last night’s trustees meeting that until the permit is received, the district will be unable to schedule an official open house to show off the new high school to the community. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent […]

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