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Main Street beer tent at Ok’fest

August 6, 2014

At the request of the chamber of commerce, Walhalla leaders will consider allowing a beer tent to operate for limited hours during this year’s Oktoberfest. Meeting as committees last evening, the mayor and council entertained the chamber’s request for a Kraft Beer Festival to run 2 to 6 Saturday afternoon, October 18 on the Green…

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Outdoor festival kept responders on the go

August 5, 2014

An outdoor festival staged late last month in Oconee County’s South Union community made for drug arrests, medical calls, noise complaints and vehicle stops. The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon released statistics from its standpoint as to how the 2014 Gratifly Festival went down July 25-27. Twenty-two drug charges were placed, including charges for trafficking in…

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Graham to speak to local business forum

August 5, 2014

The Oconee Economic Alliance announces Senator Lindsey Graham to be the speaker for its monthly business forum. This month’s event, at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, August 14 at Thrift Development near Seneca, is open to all alliance members, as well as the general public. Graham will discuss federal issues and how they relate to Oconee…

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Hospitals’ transition underway

August 5, 2014

Change is in the air these days at the Oconee Medical Center—in advance of October 1, the date OMC falls under the control of the regional Greenville Health System. And it means paperwork and physical assessments for those OMC employees who wish to remain in their jobs. “What they’re having to do is just fill…

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Oconee loses its golf equipment plant

August 5, 2014

The very last day in July was the last day that Oconee County County’s golf equipment plant operated from its long-time location near Westminster. Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, said, to Oconee County’s regret, Taylor Made is now operating at its new location in the Pickens County Commerce Park near Liberty. Taylor Made’s…

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Business Start-Up Guide completed

August 5, 2014

A special committee of Oconee businesses and government stakeholders worked to compile a “Business Start-Up Guide” specific to Oconee County. It was an initiative of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The guide provides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step information and specific contacts within Oconee on how to establish a successful business. The “Business Start-Up Guide” is available for…

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Suspect arrested in one-year old burglary case

August 5, 2014

A deputy sheriff chased and arrested a man who ran into a briar patch near the Long Creek Highway. The man arrested Friday faces multiple charges including public disorderly conduct in the neighborhood of the Johnny Cox Road near Westminster. According to the Sheriff’s Office, among the charges placed against Jesse Eugene Mulkey of the…

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Drug arrests made in loft above shop building

August 5, 2014

A complaint about unauthorized people on the premises led Oconee sheriff’s officers last week to the arrests of two persons on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Law enforcement records identify those arrested as Rachel Nicole Edmiston of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster and Nicholas Allen Palmer of Land…

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Splitting a “T” bill

August 5, 2014

  The Joint Regional Sewer Authority will convert a U-S Treasury bill into a brokered certificate of deposit which a financial advisor promises will draw higher interest. At maturity, the “T” bill will be worth $1.2 million. The JRSA commissioners last night agreed to split that bill into smaller certificates .

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Revenue sharing deferred to exectuive session

August 5, 2014

The Joint Regional Sewer commissioners went behind closed doors last night to hear their attorney discuss the controversial topic of a $610 thousand revenue sharing agreement with Oconee County Council. The issue was only briefly referred to during the commissioners’ open session and went to executive session after JRSA attorney Larry Brandt said, “I think…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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