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“Same President, Same House, Same Senate”

November 8, 2012

A South Carolinian first, a Republican second is how a political analyst at an Oconee County meeting today described his bent as he Monday morning quarterbacked what happened Tuesday across the country. Chip Felkel runs a computer and consultant company and serves as a political analyst for a Greenville TV station. Before the Oconee Alliance,…

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Swear ‘em in!

November 8, 2012

The public is invited to Walhalla for the swearing-in of three re-elected Oconee School Board members. Rosemary Bailes in District Two, Denise McCormick in District Four, and Buddy Herring in District Five all ran as unopposed ballot candidates in Tuesday’s elections. The trustees take the oath of office at 6 Monday night at the district…

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Retreating to Asheville’s Crowne Plaza

November 8, 2012

All members of the Tri-County Technical College Commission are are asked to assemble this weekend at Asheville, North Carolina’s Crowne Plaza for a commission retreat weekend of meetings. Sandwiched around dining spots, such as the Pro’s Table and Carmel’s Restaurant, the Tech commissioners are to be busy hearing a report from Dr. Ronnie Booth, college…

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Salem town business tonight

November 8, 2012

The official business for the town of Salem is to be transacted at 6 tonight at Town Hall, as the mayor and the council hold their November meeting. Among the matters on the agenda is the November 13 special election to fill a council seat. Brad Norton, town attorney, has requested part of tonight’s meeting…

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Death on the highways

November 8, 2012

A midnight hour rollover accident took the life of a 35-year old Westminster woman. At the request of the woman’s family, her name is being withheld until late this morning to allow additional family members to be located and notified. The accident occurred around 12:20 a-m in Blackjack Road, about two-tenths of a mile from…

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Exactly what happened?

November 8, 2012

Two separate Oconee County audiences are to be treated today to an analysis and conjecture of what caused Americans to vote as they did on Tuesday in the 2012 General Election. At 8 o’clock this morning at Thrift Development near Seneca, political analyst Chip Felkel will speak to the Oconee Alliance on the topic, “What…

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But who won the write-in?

November 7, 2012

Those leaving Oconee County election headquarters late last night knew that Mike Crenshaw unofficially received enough votes to become Sheriff-elect, but no one seemed to know who won a write-in vote to serve on the county Soil and Water Conservation Board. 96.3/WGOG NEWS learned that Joy Brooks, elections director, was working this afternoon to determine…

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College Application Month

November 7, 2012

The Seneca High School Guidance Department encouraged students to apply to at least one college during College Application Month in October. The senior class responded by completing 409 college applications, with 92% of the class completing at least one. The guidance department hosted college admissions counselors. Students were able to hear a presentation from each…

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Let bygones be bygones

November 7, 2012

During the campaign Wayne McCall, as the maverick member of Oconee County Council, made known his differences with two of his colleagues running for re-election. But now that the results are in, McCall has extended an olive branch to both Joel Thrift and Reg Dexter. He called both Thrift and Dexter this morning to offer…

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Sewer vote surprise

November 7, 2012

Referenda often fail as quickly as they are proposed. But the results of the General Election in Oconee run counter to that theory. Among the ballot questions that passed that has caused surprise was the question to allow county government to apply tax money to sewer projects. Already the question asked is what happens next?…

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  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
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