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Early dismissal day

September 26, 2012
Early dismissal day

Today is the first early dismissal day on the 2012-13 Oconee public school calendar.  According to Assistant Superintendent Michael Thorsland, it means some of the elementary schools will student leave as early as 12:45, while the middle and high schools will wait to 1 o’clock.  Look for the buses and the student pick ups earlier…

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Desert in this land of plenty

September 26, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people across South Carolina live in communities where access to supermarkets or large grocery stores is beyond reach. In agricultural terms, such areas are called “food deserts” – communities where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Dave Lamie chairs the SC Food Policy Council, which co-hosted a meeting where city,…

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Tomorrow can be a turning point

September 26, 2012

Greg Stewart, agent-in-charge of the State Probation, Parole and Pardon office in Oconee County, has issued a reminder that tomorrow is a turn-in day for numerous clients who’ve committed violations by having stopped reporting in. Violators can make amends by reporting to the Turning Point Church of God near Walhalla from 9 a.m. to noon…

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Former judge pleads guilty

September 26, 2012

A federal judge accepted the guilty plea of a former municipal judge for the Pickens County town of Central. And now that former municipal judge, Janet Reese, awaits sentencing for the offense of filing false tax returns. According to an announcement today by U-S Attorney Bill Nettles, “Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing…

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OMC lab reaccredited

September 26, 2012
OMC lab reaccredited

The College of American Pathologists has given a thumbs-up to Oconee Medical Center’s main laboratory—based on the results of a recent inspection as part of the accreditation programs of the national organization. The OMC facility director, Dr. Janice Lage, was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.…

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Reserve officers to receive bonus

September 26, 2012

Seneca’s five reserve police offers fill important needs within the department. And the city council last night, with advice from a labor attorney, found a way to provide some compensation in the form of a bonus for what is volunteer service. Chief John Covington explained the reserve officers can look forward to a bonus at…

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Seneca opens Greenville bank account

September 26, 2012

Seneca will open a bank account from which a hotel developer may draw funds to pay bills as construction proceeds. Meantime, the city has announced that the groundbreaking for its Hampton Inn and Suites will take place at 10 o’clock Monday morning. During a special meeting, the city council last night approved Mayor Dan Alexander’s…

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Electric power outage UPDATE

September 25, 2012

A spokeswoman for Duke Energy projects 2:30 this afternoon will the time that all service is restored in the West Union area.  A traffic accident that broke a pole late this morning at West Union Road and Old S.C. 28 was one thing, but strands of  electric lines left sagging was another.  And that’s why,…

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Political events to be staged at Fair Play

September 25, 2012

Two more candidate forums and debates have been announced for candidates in this year’s Oconee County elections. They’ll take place in October and November at the Fair-Oak Community Center, in advance of the November 6 General Election. According to the announcement, the three candidates for Oconee Sheriff have agreed to take part in a forum…

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The bill about to be placed in the mail

September 25, 2012

About 75 thousand tax notices will be mailed this week to Oconee property owners. Taxpayers should expect those bills to show up in mail boxes no later than Monday. The tax notices include real estate, airplanes, boats and motors, industry and business personal property. The announcement from Auditor Ken Nix states that if you do…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amHarvey, Foster, Smith Broome Reunion
  • October 11, 2014Oakway High School Classes of 1964 & 1965 Reunion
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