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Oconee turns out 46% (20,568 votes)

November 5, 2014

Oconee voters rebelled at the idea of a capital sales project tax. At the same time, they demonstrated a taste for the spirits on the Lord’s Day. Nearly 46% of those eligible cast votes in the 2014 General Election and, in every instance where a Republican met a Democrat, Oconee’s electorate went with the Republican…

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Koyo co-op trains for lifelong career

November 4, 2014

Over the next few years, Koyo Bearings in Walhalla will face a dilemma common to manufacturers—filling jobs vacated by senior employees who take with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Kellie Smith, Koyo human resources analyst, says the challenge is to proactively hire a pipeline of qualified employees to succeed them. The departures create…

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“Steady” voting across Oconee County

November 4, 2014

Nearly four hours into voting today, the turnout across Oconee County has been described as steady. The head of Oconee elections, Joy Scharich, said no major problems. Just the usual ones, such as voters waiting until Election Day to get their addresses straight. Still some confusion over where Westminster precinct voters cast their ballots. A…

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Pipe to be replaced on South Carolina 24

November 4, 2014

Department of Transportation crews are replacing a pipe beneath South Carolina 24 today near Westminster. For the time the work is underway, it’s going to mean that two-lane 24—between Greenfield Road and South Hampton Street—will be reduced to one lane. Motorists should be careful.

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Walhalla to push forward with Streetscape

November 4, 2014

“We are in a position now to send out bids after our November council meeting….” Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem Tjay Bagwell made the announcement last night in his Streetscape report to the annual meeting and supper of Partners for Progress. Bagwell, however, attached a condition for the bids to hit the street. “If the DOT returns…

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Voting underway today

November 4, 2014

It’s General Election day today in South Carolina. And, for Oconee County, that means voting today from 7 this morning until 7 tonight.

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Road Titans 300 desired tourist draw

November 4, 2014

Dan Pollock, president of Walhalla Partners for Progress, says this weekend’s Road Titans 300 bicycling competition is a prime example of the very type of tourist draw that Walhalla and Oconee County want. At the annual meeting and supper of Partners for Progress, Pollock recommended that everyone interested in better local tourism take the time…

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Salem’s Danielle Queen turns calculations into creations

November 3, 2014
Salem’s Danielle Queen turns calculations into creations

 A 2014 graduate of Tamassee-Salem High School, Danielle Queen, thinks it’s cool to see her mathematical calculations turn into creations. As one of two females in her Machine Tool classes at Hamilton Career Center last year, she and her classmates studied specifications and drawings, calculated dimensions and tolerances, and measured, set up, and manufactured projects.…

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Pickens revitalization grant finalist

November 3, 2014

The Pickens Revitalization Association’s Main Street Challenge is one of five finalist projects for an Elevate Upstate grant. The Pickens Main Street Challenge is designed to attract new businesses to the downtown by offering reduced rent for currently vacant storefronts. Pickens and four other finalists are competing for $5 thousand grants available from Hughes Investments.…

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Argument over a dog leads to arrests

November 3, 2014

An argument over a dog last week in Westminster led the police to file multiple charges against two people.  Authorities placed burglary and assault and battery charges against Crystal Diane Hunter and Sheldon Lashane Williams as the result of an incident Thursday night at a home on South Spring Street.  

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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