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Grad student is an intern

February 18, 2013

A Clemson student pursuing a graduate’s degree is getting real-world experience as an intern at the office of Oconee Economic Development. Kirsten Pratt was introduced during Friday’s meeting of the Economic Development Commission. She joins an office staff of Richard Blackwell, executive director, and Russell Johnson, project and marketing manager.

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Duncan subcommittee holds hearing

February 18, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan chaired his first hearing of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. Friday’s hearing addressed the Department of Homeland Security’s progress and shortcomings in implementing various missions and ensuring that taxpayer dollars are being spent efficiently.

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Grant approved for Old St. John’s

February 18, 2013

A Heritage Corridor grant, worth $12,500, is headed the way of the project to develop Old St. John’s Meeting House in Walhalla. Kim Paradeses, fiscal analyst for the S-C Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, notified the Rev. Frank Strickland, project manager, that the grant is awarded and work may begin. Two of the 12…

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Late night home fire

February 18, 2013

A late night home fire inside the protection service territory of the Oakway Volunteer Fire Department. The fire occurred on Grove Creek Drive and no one was reported injured. The call came at 10:22. Fire fighters from Oakway, Westminster, South Union and Fair Play responded. The last set of fire fighters remained at the scene…

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President’s Day is official holiday

February 18, 2013

The observance of President’s Day is an official holiday today, meaning regular county and state offices are closed. That includes the county’s libraries and the courthouse. Public schools are running on regular schedule, and the county school board of trustees holds its regular February meeting beginning at 6 tonight at district headquarters.

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Indian museum to open

February 15, 2013

The Cherokee Museum of South Carolina on Short Street in Walhalla is set for an official opening Friday, May 10, according to an announcement today by Luther Lyle, museum curator.

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Arrest made in Tamassee gun theft

February 15, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s officers have charged a 17-year old man with simple larceny and burglary second degree in their investigation of a crime one week ago on Kimberly Lane, Tamassee. A man came home to find a window open in his mobile home and evidence that someone had tampered with a sliding door. He discovered missing…

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County leaders hold Sanctuary Pointe meetings

February 15, 2013

The project seen as a “game-changer” for southern Oconee County has prompted meeting between county officials and the Sanctuary Pointe developers. At this morning’s meeting of the county Economic Development Commission, County Administrator Scott Moulder announced a series of ongoing meetings with those who intend to develop the Lake Hartwell peninsula at I-85 into a…

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Jocassee shoreline plan

February 15, 2013

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Duke Energy’s plan to manage the Lake Jocassee shoreline. Twenty-four pages long, an order to modify and approve was accepted by the FERC February 4. A spokeswoman for Duke, Lisa Hoffman, predicts little change to the way the expansive body of water above Lake Keowee will be managed…

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Duncan sends back operating funds

February 15, 2013

For a second year, Congressman Jeff Duncan says he’ll return part of his office budget to the federal government. The hope of the Third District Republican is that the money, about $200 thousand, will be applied to pay down the national debt. The $200 thousand equates to about 15% of Duncan’s overall office budget. The…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • 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
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