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Public schools project deficit spending

April 9, 2013

The Oconee School District’s finance officer says to fund the administration’s recommended budget for next year will require deficit spending. During a non-voting meeting last night, Gloria Moore provided figures to county trustees. Estimated expenes for 2013-14 exceed $88.6 million, while revenues are anticipated at $86.8 million, leaving a deficit of $1.7 million. Dr. Mike…

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$5 million added to WHS costs

April 9, 2013
$5 million added to WHS costs

A new Oconee high school first projected to cost $50 million, at the most, will now cost $55 million. School trustees last night received a maximum guaranteed price during a work session, but no vote was taken. Trustees were told that $3.2 million of the increased costs above the original estimate are traced to academic…

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Possible suspicious device

April 8, 2013
Possible suspicious device

A possible suspicious device at Stumphouse Tunnel north of Walhalla turns out to be a bat research device belonging to Clemson University, and it poses no threat to the public. Oconee deputies were alerted this morning by a hiker, who came across the device near the middle tunnel. Anderson County Bomb Squad made it as…

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Oconee’s Loftis looks to move up!

April 8, 2013

A leader in Oconee fire fighting, Scott Loftis, aspires to an office in a statewide organization. Loftis, assistant chief and training officer for the Oconee County Fire Department, has declared his candidacy for 4th Vice President of the South Carolina Firefighters’ Association. Delegates to the association will elect officers during a June conference at Myrtle…

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T. Boone Pickens to speak at Clemson

April 8, 2013

The businessman who has earned the reputation of being one of America’a best will deliver a public lecture this month at Clemson University where he’s to share his insights on leadership. T. Boone Pickens’ will focus on how to become an effective leader at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, April 18 at the Brooks Center for…

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Sheriff speaks tonight!

April 8, 2013

First-year Sheriff Mike Crenshaw speaks tonight to a meeting of the Oconee Republican Party. The meeting will take place at party headquarters in Seneca from 6 to 7, and everyone is invited.

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Tech partners with Blanchard Machinery

April 8, 2013

The corporate and community education division at Tri-County Technical College launched its first Heavy Equipment Operator class since partnering with Blanchard Machinery, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for South Carolina. The first students are set to complete the courses and enter the job market this month. Tech’s Mary Corley said as the equipment technology in the…

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Schools re-open tomorrow!

April 8, 2013

Oconee County students and teachers return to the classrooms tomorrow. And when they do, according to Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent, it’ll mark the start of the final stretch of the school year. Lucas says, “These will be very busy weeks as teachers and students finish course content and begin the annual blitz of state and…

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Home developers seek approval

April 8, 2013

Developers of the Clemson home development Patrick Square go before the city’s planning commission tonight for plat approvals for additional phases at the planned development project. Developers seek approval for 38 single-family residential lots and 22 townhouse residential lots. The meeting takes place at 6 in city council chambers.

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Medicaid expansion petition

April 8, 2013
Medicaid expansion petition

Twenty residents of Oconee and Pickens counties delivered a signed “Medicaid Expansion” petition last week to State Senator Thomas Alexander. The petition contained more than 3,500 signatures. Alexander, the Oconee-Pickens senator from District One, met with the group Thursday in Walhalla for a discussion of the state legislature’s resistance to expand the program for those…

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  • 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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