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“No further discussions” on High-Tec Road

July 16, 2014

  Oconee County Council Chairman Joel Thrift announced last night that because of problems over rights-of-way no further discussions are planned between the county and the DOT about county-owned and maintained High Tec Road. The narrow two-lane road behind Dogwood Plaza is a heavily used cut-thru between Wells Highway and the 123 intersection in front…

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Land clearing to start tomorrow

July 16, 2014

A project to build a combination coroner’s headquarters and a satellite station for the sheriff’s office is expected to begin tomorrow on the grounds of the Oconee Medical Center. At last night’s meeting of the county council, County Administrator Scott Moulder predicted the work will begin with land-clearing. The county has selected Roebuck Builders as…

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Man draws 135-month prison sentence

July 16, 2014

A defendant in the Anderson General Sessions Court was sent to prison yesterday for a term amounting to 11 years and three months. The 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced the sentencing by Judge Eddie Welmaker of Jamal Watt—convicted last month on charges of attempted murder, resisting arrest, and assault and battery of a high and…

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Council casts two votes after closed session

July 16, 2014

A second night of private deliberations produced another Oconee County Council vote on an economic development matter. Last night the council emerged from its closed meeting and voted to proceed with the matter—details of which have yet to be disclosed publicly. The vote was 4 to 1, with District Two’s Wayne McCall voting no. The…

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Tax break three weekend away

July 15, 2014

How often does South Carolina extend the taxpayers a break? You can count on one before the start of a new school year. This year’s sales tax holiday will run Friday through Sunday, August 1-3. Among store items that will be exempt from the sales tax that weekend: clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers, printers, blankets,…

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Tracking South Carolina alligators

July 15, 2014
Tracking South Carolina alligators

 Clemson University researchers will employ GPS to track alligators in the state’s coastal plain. The satellite tracking is part of a study to understand their population numbers, movement and ecology. South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources wants to design a long-term alligator harvesting strategy. And the state has found that a night-light survey design based…

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Financial aid answers via Twitter

July 15, 2014

In six weeks, the fall semester at Tri-County Technical College begins—making now a time when students and parents want answers about financial aid deadlines, scholarship requirements and how to manage debt.  Tech’s financial staff reports high volumes of phones calls and emails that await answers.  But the college now offers a new way to get…

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Civic club donates to 9/11 memorial project

July 15, 2014
Civic club donates to 9/11 memorial project

 A civic organization has come through with a$1 thousand donation to the Oconee County committee raising money for a 9/11 memorial to be erected adjacent to what will be the new home for Walhalla High School. The donation by the Salem Lions Club, in a sense, is no surprise, for it was that organization that…

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Oconee to soar with “Project Eagle”?

July 15, 2014

After two and a half hours of a private meeting, the Oconee County Council is moving ahead on two of three unspecified economic development matters. The council emerged last night without acting on the first of three matters discussed. It did vote to direct its legal counsel to proceed with an agreement on a project…

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South Carolina public mental health services go way back

July 14, 2014

South Carolina has provided mental health services to its residents since at least the early part of the 19th century, but its director of today says there is still more to accomplish. John Magill, director of the state Department of Mental Health since 2006, spoke today to the Walhalla Rotary Club. Magill told the Rotarians…

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