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Volvo Cars selected Charleston area for U-S plant

May 11, 2015

Volvo Car Corporation has selected Berkeley County for its first manufacturing plant in the Western hemisphere. An announcement this morning by state officials says, at first, Volvo will aim to produce about 100 thousand cars a year. At a location in northwestern Berkeley County, the plant is expected to create 2,000 new jobs over 10…

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Dentist lawsuit against hospital

May 11, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed for an Oconee County dentist against the local hospital and two of its officials. At the heart of the suit is a dental clinic that the hospital created in 2013 to serve indigent patients. The plaintiff dentist, Dr. Robert Strum, served as clinic director until, according to the claim filed…

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Public schools hold open enrollment period

May 11, 2015

Oconee School District has moved this year’s open enrollment deadline until June 1. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, is reminding students and parents that the June 1 date is fast approaching to apply to attend a school outside a student’s assigned attendance area. Three standards must be met for the district to approve a…

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Tara Williams pursued degree after layoff

May 11, 2015

For a young, single mother, a job layoff two years ago turned out to be the thing to inspire her to further education. Tara Williams graduates Friday with a 4.0 from Tri-County Technical College. Just as important to her, however, are the independence and financial stability that she has also acquired. Williams took advantage of…

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May is ALS Awareness Month in South Carolina

May 11, 2015

All South Carolinians are urged to work together this month to raise awareness of a devastating disease. May is Amyoptrohic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month in the state, and tomorrow Governor Haley will host a reading of a proclamation. ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neuro-degenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain…

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Libraries closed today and tomorrow

May 11, 2015

Oconee public libraries are closed today and tomorrow. They are closed today for Confederate Memorial Day—a county and state holiday. The libraries remain closed through tomorrow, a day for staff training. They reopen at regular time Wednesday. As always, the book-drops remain open and you can conduct other library business through the website, www.oconeelibrary.org.

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South Carolina Business Court convenes in Oconee

May 11, 2015

Oconee’s 4th floor courtroom at the county courthouse was used Friday for a session of the one-year old South Carolina Business Court. Several out of county attorneys made the trip to Walhalla to argue a case assigned to 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh. Motions were heard in a lawsuit, which originated in Beaufort County and…

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Teacher Forum scholars announced

May 11, 2015

Four members of Oconee’s 2015 graduating class are being awarded $2 thousand scholarships through the Oconee Teacher Forum. The scholarships go to the following seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and major in education: Sierra Nicholson of Seneca High School, Emily Nicole Griffin of West-Oak High School, and Bennett Carpenter and Haley Keaton-Wilbanks…

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Officers on the road, as usual, on Monday!

May 8, 2015

Oconee County regular offices are closed Monday to observe Confederate Memorial Day. But it’s no holiday for the men and women who keep the peace. One media report, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says, erroneously gave the impression that his office would completely shut down. In reality, the administrative offices housing the office staff, are closed for…

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County Attorney to review defendant’s requested settlement

May 8, 2015

The Oconee County Attorney, Tom Martin, is not the lawyer who brought suit on behalf of the county alleging back taxes owed by the owner of an airplane that was stored at the airport. However, Martin officially entered the squabble this afternoon when he agreed to review a new proposed agreement from Hangar III and…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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