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Covenant Players to make return performances

October 17, 2014

Drama and communications specialists called the Covenant Players are returning to Upstate South Carolina for performances centered on the themes of developing self respect, realizing one’s full potential and realizing one’s value despite age. The performances are being sponsored and promoted by Oconee County businesswoman Kathleen Kojis and are scheduled in the Oconee public schools,…

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Dinner to celebrate Oconee agriculture

October 17, 2014

A dinner next month in OconeeCounty farm country is an annual event that draws attention to the hard work that the county’s farmers put in to produce food that winds up on the table.  The Oconee Soil and Water Conservation District Celebration of Agriculture Banquet takes place at 6:30 Thursday, November 13 in the fellowship…

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Truck flips, appliance spill out

October 17, 2014

A truck accident this week near Salem sent appliances spilling out into the roadway. Those appliances apparently were damaged so severely that they’ll never make into the homes for which they were made. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been told Wednesday night’s  accident occurred on highway 130 several miles north of Salem and resulted in the appliance…

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Jury verdict would have been highest ever

October 17, 2014

A plaintiff’s attorney has divulged the amount of an Oconee jury’s verdict that never made it to the official record because a settlement was reached only moments before. Gary Poliakoff, an attorney for Russell Reynolds III of Walhalla, said Judge Cordell Maddox showed the lawyers the jury form, signed by the jury foreman, showing $4…

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Proposed resolution before Oconee County Council

October 16, 2014

Oconee County Council has talked a lot about getting more money from the state. It now is expected to put an official request into writing. On the agenda for its meeting next week is first and final reading of a resolution that requests the state General Assembly to increase its Local Government Fund. By doing…

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Testimony completed

October 16, 2014

Fifteen witnesses testified. Hundreds of exhibits were placed on the record. Closing arguments are scheduled tomorrow morning in Plateau Excavation against Oconee County and Talbert and Bright. Once the judge lays out the law to the jury, the jurors will have the case and begin deliberating in their private room. At stake is whether Oconee…

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Sign being installed at industrial park

October 16, 2014
Sign being installed at industrial park

 Work started this morning to install a sign in front of the Oconee Industry and Technology Park. The office of the county Economic Alliance released a photograph showing that the ground is being opened to place the sign.

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Trial winding down

October 16, 2014

A civil engineer from Columbia is testifying as the last witness in the two week old lawsuit trial in the Oconee Common Pleas Court. Once John Johnson’s testimony is complete, Judge Lawton McIntosh is expected to instruct the jury to report tomorrow morning for the start of closing arguments. Johnson told defense lawyer Stephanie Burton…

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Pro-like cycling experience headed to Oconee

October 16, 2014

A big cycling event is headed for Oconee County next month—attracted, in part, by the distinction of one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places” that National Geographic bestowed on the county two years ago. The Road Titans 300 is set for Friday through Sunday, November 7-9. The cyclists will embark on an ambitious…

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Deputy graduates from academy

October 16, 2014
Deputy graduates from academy

Oconee deputy sheriff Jamie Hellams graduated last week from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy and is ready to join the county’s road patrol on its Bravo shift. Hellams is a 2006 graduate of Walhalla High School and holds an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Tri-County Technical College. He worked in private business and…

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  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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