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Echo Hills gets a new name!

June 5, 2013

In the end, Oconee County Council acceded to the wishes of its administrator in renaming the Echo Hills Industrial Park on n. highway 11. The council last night was handed a list of 10 suggested names—the result of a community solicitation as to what better to call the county’s newest economic development park. Moulder’s preference…

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Jail meeting inconclusive

June 5, 2013

A Walhalla participant in a meeting yesterday on Oconee’s jail project says he expects the city will receive a building permit application from the county within four to six weeks. And that meeting participant said Walhalla is “cautiously optimistic” zoning questions will be resolved. Yesterday’s meeting involving representatives of both city and county government was…

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Main Street resurfacing slated for Walhalla

June 5, 2013

A $500 thousand grant will allow for the resurfacing of Walhalla’s Main Street in its core commercial business area. City officials last night announced a verbal award of the grant has been followed by a letter from the county’s state “C” fund committee, the awarding agency. The resurfacing is to be done as part of…

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Second time proves a charm for OSD

June 5, 2013
Second time proves a charm for OSD

An anonymous tip led Oconee sheriff’s officers to a home near the Keowee School Road where they apprehended a 34-year old man wanted on three charges. Deputies apprehended Ronnie Joe Patterson and believe he hid beneath a camper at 120 Curtis Drive. It’s the same location where deputies unsuccessfully looked for Patterson three weeks ago.…

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Congressional committee hears from 3rd District resident

June 4, 2013

Third District Congressman Jeff Duncan issued a statement today after a Tea Party organizer from his hometown of Laurens testified at the House Ways and Means Committee’s hearing on the IRS. Diamne Belsom’s testimony came on the day of newspaper headlines that quote the new IRS director to concede Americans no longer trust the agency…

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Basin officially out of the drought

June 4, 2013

Just in time for summer recreation, the Keowee-Toxaway Basin is officially “out of any drought designation.” A Duke Energy announcement this afternoon says rainfall has improved storage in the utility’s reservoirs and met other conditions in the regional drought plan. The basin takes in Bad Creek and lakes Jocassee and Keowee. U-S Army Corps of…

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CU, GHS agree to research powerhouse

June 4, 2013

Clemson University and Greenville Health System are establishing what they call a healthcare research powerhouse to fuel growth in medical research and breaththroughs, create opportunities for faculty, physicians and students and accelerate the flow of research into the Upstate. The collaboration, announced today, will target job-creating start up businesses in the Upstate’s medical and bio-engineering…

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Laurens Tea Party organizer to be witness at IRS hearing

June 4, 2013

A Third District resident is on a list of witnesses for today’s congressional hearing on the IRS. Dianne Belsom was scheduled to complain that the government’s tax agency overburdened the Laurens Tea Party with paperwork and questions when the Tea Party chapter applied for tax-exempt status in 2011.

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Free lunch program starts Monday

June 4, 2013

Oconee public schools once again this summer will attempt to ensure that young people receive a nutritious mid-day meal. The School District and its food service provider, Sodexo, will open their annual summer lunch program Monday at Seneca Middle School. Anyone up to 18 years old is invited to enjoy lunch for free. Special emphasis…

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Georgia man sentenced to 25 years

June 4, 2013

A 34-year old Georgia man convicted of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine has been sent to prison for 25 years. The S-C Attorney’s General Office today announced that Antonio Emerson Tate of Lawrenceville was convicted Friday in Greenville General Sessions Court. Judge Letitia Verdin’s sentence credits time that Tate served in jail awaiting trial. According to…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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