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Auditor requests a determined effort

November 21, 2012

Oconeeans who own vehicles and boats are meeting their obligation to pay their property taxes, but the county auditor says airplane owners are falling short. Auditor Ken Nix asked the County Council last night for a determined effort to collect more than $267 thousand in back taxes that Nix says is owed on nine of…

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Christmas tree growers expect good season

November 20, 2012
Christmas tree growers expect good season

South Carolina tree sales were up 15% last year, and growers expect another strong year, according to Steve Penland, York County tree grower and executive secretary of the S.C. Christmas Tree Association. Another grower is George Kessler. He operates Hilltop Christmas Trees and, since 1971, has been growing trees in the Central area. Kessler believes…

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Governor and the latest on cyber attack

November 20, 2012

Governor Nikki Haley said South Carolina now knows the identities of its taxpayers whose private information was breached in the cyber attack and those breached will be notified by mail. In other highlights from the governor’s news conference this afternoon, she announced the resignation of James Etter, the Department of Revenue executive director, effective December…

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Jobless rate drops again

November 20, 2012

October’s jobless figures for South Carolina show, once again, the number of individuals unemployed but actively looking for new work has dropped. For Oconee County, it’s the second straight month of lower numbers on the unemployment rolls. October’s rate is 8.4%. September’s was 8.6%. In October one year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 9.5%.…

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Lawmakers face school leaders

November 20, 2012

The diversion of money away from public education and a new method of teacher accountability were the hot-button topics for the annual meeting today of Oconee school leaders and the county’s state legislative delegation. Lawmakers tried to assure the district administrators and three school board members attending the meeting that education remains the state’s top…

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Meet the “New Sheriff in Town”

November 20, 2012

Residents of southern Oconee are invited to mark their calendars for a public event next month with the county’s Sheriff-elect. Mike Crenshaw, who takes office January 1, will be featured at a “meet-and-greet” sponsored by the Voice of Southern Oconee at 7 o’clock Monday night, December 10 at the South Union Baptist Church. According to…

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Duncan opposes Rice as nominee

November 20, 2012
Duncan opposes Rice as nominee

Congressman Jeff Duncan is one of 97 members of Congress who have signed a letter urging President Obama to reject Susan Rice as a nominee for Secretary of State. In a statement, Duncan, the Third District S.C. Republican, alleges Rice, as the U-S Ambassador to Libya, “either willfully or incompetently misled the American public in…

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Rezoning rejected in Seneca

November 20, 2012
Rezoning rejected in Seneca

Seneca’s planning commissioners have decided that town homes would be a poor fit on fewer than two acres that slope downward from By-Pass 123 to Lake Keowee. They voted 6-0 last night to reject an application by the property owners to change the property from highway commercial to RM-16. Of 25 audience members opposed, six…

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4-vehicle wreck in Seneca

November 19, 2012

Four vehicles were involved in an accident late this morning in Seneca. According to the police, two people were sent to the hospital to be evaluated. The accident apparently began when one vehicle headed west on W. N. 1st Street slowed to turn onto N. Perkins Creek Road, which caused a chain-like accident from the…

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Clemson-USC game to be green-powered

November 19, 2012

For the third time, the Tigers-Gamecocks rivalry is going green. This Saturday’s game at Clemson Memorial Stadium will be powered 100% by in-state renewable energy from Blue Ridge Electric Co-op and Santee Cooper Green Power. Clemson University has teamed with the power providers to ensure that all the electricity needs of the big game will…

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