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SC Work Ready Communities

January 29, 2013

Upstate leaders yesterday hosted a luncheon to start the SC Work Ready Communities initiative in Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. They’ve joined forces to raise awareness and build support for each county’s efforts to link education and work force development and align with the needs of the global community. Richard Blackwell, executive director of Oconee…

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Burglary victim testifies first

January 29, 2013

The victim of a home burglary nearly two and a half years ago testified first this afternoon in Walhalla at the opening of S.C. versus Austin Ryan Epperson. In this Oconee General Sessions trial, 20-year old Epperson is accused of burglary first degree and petty larceny in an incident June 30, 2010 on Pine Mountain…

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Westminster to decide the question

January 29, 2013

Westminster’s mayor and council are apt to be the ones to decide whether to approve Seneca’s request for additional seats on the Joint Regional Sewer Authority, according to one JRSA commissioner who spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS. Last week Walhalla City Council voted down Seneca’s request and that action, the commissioner said, leaves the matter up…

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Sanctuary Pointe sublease OK’d

January 29, 2013

An I-85 peninsula in Oconee County is a step closer to changing forever, the result of a State Budget and Control Board vote this morning in Columbia. All but one member of the five-member board approved a long-term sublease by the State Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism to Sanctuary Pointe LLC, a group of…

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Breaking News from Columbia!

January 29, 2013

Sanctuary Pointe sublease has been OK’d. The approval came in a vote around 9:45 this morning by the state Budget and Control Board. Only one of the five board members voted no. It means that private developers may proceed to develop an I-85 peninsula at Lake Hartwell in Oconee into resort, approximately halfway between Charlotte…

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Nothing imminent on new home for OC EDC

January 29, 2013

The possibility of a building inside the Golden Corner Commerce Park housing a library and new county economic development headquarters was raised during a meeting last night in Seneca of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees. Library trustee John Adams indicated that the library system’s goal toward its first branch serving southern Oconee County could…

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OMC felt the effects of the bug

January 29, 2013

December was a month for widespread flu, which brought many suffering people to the emergency department at Oconee Medical Center. And from there, many of those emergency visitors went straight to patient rooms in the hospital. The financial reports supplied to the OMC board of directors last night showed a positive bottom line of nearly…

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Day: Time for the talk to end

January 29, 2013

Chairman Danny Day of the Oconee Library Board of Trustees declared in Seneca last night the time is fast approaching to stop the talking and the studying and to make a final decision on where to build that city’s replacement library. At the board’s first 2013 meeting, Day addressed the library board and welcomed four…

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Libraries to take social media leap

January 29, 2013

Keen to the latest craze in technology, Oconee public libraries are set to advance from Facebook to Twitter. After a presentation last night by Leah Price, the Westminster librarian, the county board of library trustees authorized the opening of a Twitter account, as a way to better communicate with its patrons and the world with…

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Second burglary suspect arrested

January 29, 2013

The police in Walhalla have arrested a second suspect in their investigation of a burglary last fall at a unit in Standpointe Vista Apartments. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says Jeffrey Wayne Wood, 33-year old resident of Boom Dock Drive, Walhalla was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary first degree. Wood is the second man arrested and…

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