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Agenda set for OSB meeting

December 6, 2012

The annual financial report, approval of a bond sale, and future building plan are on the agenda for Monday night’s meeting of the Oconee County school trustees. The 6 o’clock meeting at district headquarters in Walhalla will serve as the board’s only scheduled meeting in December.

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Money to be banked by OC Conservation

December 6, 2012

The one-year old Oconee Conservation Bank received its first donation today, a gift from the group Oconee Forever. Board chairman Shea Airey and his colleagues thanked Oconee Forever’s Alice Wald during a ceremony at this morning’s conservation bank board meeting. The check amounts to $1,200 and is to be deposited into the board’s first bank…

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DeMint resigns

December 6, 2012
DeMint resigns

South Carolina’s junior U-S senator is calling it quits. Jim DeMint says he’ll become the next president of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation. “It’s been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina in United States Senate for the past eight years, but now it’s time to pass the torch to someone…

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Line break closes CU campus

December 6, 2012

At 10:45 this morning, Clemson University closed offices and canceled classes because of low or no water pressure in many campus buildings. A break occurred this morning in the line from Anderson to campus. Residence and dining halls remain open for students, but conservation is ordered, with limited use of toilets and no showers or…

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Multiple charges against Walhallan

December 6, 2012

The discovery of a woman in disheveled condition north of Walhalla led to charges of kidnapping and assault and battery first degree against a second person. A sheriff’s deputy helped arrange medical treatment for the victim, who told the officer she had been beaten and held at an address for 24 hours. At one point,…

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Trial ends with jury award

December 6, 2012

A civil court trial in Walhalla ended yesterday with a jury awarding $2,500 to settle a dispute between neighbors. According to a court officer, the jury award went to plaintiff Mitchell Hammond. The plaintiff had brought suit against Paul Demetres, in a dispute involving water run-off, in a subdivision off the Keowee School Road.

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Georgia man charged with murder

December 6, 2012

A 38-year old Clayton, Georgia man has been arrested and charged with murder. Sky 104 Radio quotes a Rabun County investigator as saying the man jailed, Travis Melvin Groom, is accused in the apparent shooting death of 21-year old Lakemont resident James Eugene Close Jr., The body was found around 5 a-m yesterday at a…

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Water main blow-out

December 6, 2012

What’s described as a “blow-out” has occurred in the Anderson Joint Regional Water System. According to the city of Clemson, there’s a possibility of low or no water pressure in Clemson, Clemson University, Pendleton, Sandy Springs, and other locations along the transmission line. Clemson has now opened its alternate source with the adjoining Town of…

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OSD absent rate nearly double

December 6, 2012

Dr. Mike Lucas is unsure whether the explanation for student absences is the flu, but it seems to be respiratory, flu-like in nature. It all started before Thanksgiving, when principals began to notice something that hit hard on the staff and substitute teachers. That trend continues. The normal student absentee rate in Oconee is three…

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Arts and culture in Clemson

December 6, 2012

City of Clemson is scouring the city and area for volunteers to help enhance its arts and culture. The city is accepting applications to serve on the new Clemson Arts and Culture Commission. The commissioners are to advise city council on a variety of arts and culture issues impacting the long- term quality of life…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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