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OC fire fighter awarded at state meet

May 2, 2013
OC fire fighter awarded at state meet

An Oconee volunteer fire fighter, T-J Harlos, last weekend received the 2013 Scotty Taylor Achievement Award during the Southeastern Fire and Life Safety Education Conference at Myrtle Beach. Harlos is a member of the Picket Post-Camp Oak department where he serves as the volunteer coordinator for the safety and fire education team. Oconee Fire Chief…

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Thieves go on Wells Highway rampage

May 2, 2013

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to solve thefts last weekend near Seneca on the Wells Highway. Information provided that helps solve the cases could mean a cash reward. The crimes occurred between Saturday and Monday. At 1974 Wells Highway, someone removed a gate from a driveway and took a green E-Z-Go golf…

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Teacher of the Year

May 1, 2013

The suspense ends at 5:30 this afternoon with the announcement in Columbia of South Carolina’s new Teacher of the Year. A first grade teacher at Pickens Elementary School, Darlene Sutton, is one of the five finalists. The winner gets a cash reward and the use of a BMX3 for a year.

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Caution to thieves!

May 1, 2013
Caution to thieves!

This is a message you can typically spot along Oconee roadways where crews are burying fiber optic for the high-speed Internet access project.

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First of two suspects arrested

May 1, 2013

A 46-year old Walhalla woman has been arrested as one of two suspects in a Sunday night home burglary on S. Cedar Street. Lt. Paul Harris says Teresa Diane Durham was arrested yesterday and charged with burglary first degree. According to Harris, the police were led to Durham and a second suspect when they were…

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Dyar sees hope to reduce backlog

May 1, 2013

The Oconee Veterans Affairs Director, Jerry Dyar, sees hope for the U-S Department of veterans Affairs to begin to reduce the backlog of disability claims. U-S Senator Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, among others, calls on President Obama for a plan. Dyar says, “We have numerous veterans right here in Oconee County who have rating…

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Lakeside restaurant temporarily closed

May 1, 2013

A Lake Keowee restaurant near Seneca has closed temporarily because of a kitchen fire. According to the Seneca Fire Department, yesterday morning’s fire at the Tikki Hutt on Old Salem Road was doused by kitchen workers using extinguishers. Department spokesman Chris Cartee says the investigation of the fire is in the hands of Shane Gibbs,…

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“Flat” local budget request

May 1, 2013

Before Oconee County Council, Dr. Mike Lucas, county Superintendent of Education, offered what he called a “flat” budget request—meaning it seeks no additional local tax funds for general education purposes in the next year. Bottom line figures for the budgets projected for Oconee School District: $86.8 million in both state and local source revenues; $88.6…

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Oconee’s financial crunch

May 1, 2013

In the eyes of its administrator, Oconee County faces a stark challenge in what some see as a new normal after the Great Recession. Scott Moulder laid out for the County Council last night a choice of either raising taxes and fees or cutting spending which means fewer services. Moulder proposed a general county budget…

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Skipp succeeds Adams

May 1, 2013

Oconee Republicans have reorganized for 2013, and they have new a new chairman and a new vice-chairman. Bob Skipp succeeded Eddie Adams, who stepped down as chairman. Bill Jerome is the new vice chairman. New chairman Skipp embraces the conservative philosophy and claims to be an original Tea Party organizer. In a 96.3/WGOG NEWS interview,…

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