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West Union opens bids

August 28, 2012
West Union opens bids

Seven contractors submitted bids for tearing down the old West Union School. An unofficial tally of their bids ranged from a low of $39 thousand, 350 dollars to a high of nearly $72 thousand. The apparent low bidder is a Seneca company, Southern Capital and Development. After the bid opening, its representative told Mayor Linda…

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Westminster signatures sought

August 28, 2012

A Westminster woman announced this afternoon that she has started the process of a petition drive opposing her city’s proposed ordinance outlawing honeybees and farm-type animals within the city limits. If you are a Westminster resident and wish to sign the petition, you can contact Susan Ramey at 710-8263 or 647-5572.  

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Pickens County Community Forest

August 28, 2012
Pickens County Community Forest

The U-S Forest Service is announcing $3.5 million in grants today as part of a new program to support jobs and healthy forests in communities across the country, including Pickens County, South Carolina. The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program is providing $400 thousand for Pickens County’s Nine Times Community Forest. According to the…

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Miss Oktoberfest 2012

August 28, 2012
Miss Oktoberfest 2012

For all Oconee County high school girls who dream of winning a beauty pageant, opportunities beckon next month in Walhalla. The 2012 Miss Okobterfest Pageant is looking for contestants. This year’s pageant will be 7 o’clock Saturday night, September 29 at Walhalla High School. Besides wearing the tiara at this year’s Oktoberfest, the winner receives…

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Oconee economic development

August 28, 2012

In Oconee County government circles, there’s a lot going on of late with its 400 acres on highway 11 at Richland. An unidentified company is said to be interested in property there. Paul Corbeil, District One County Councilman, also says tomorrow is the day that a committee is to give final discussion and a score…

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Holiday closing

August 28, 2012

  All Oconee solid waste facilities will close Monday for the Labor Day holiday.  

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Auditing OMC’s money and expenses

August 28, 2012
Auditing OMC’s money and expenses

Oconee Medical Center is turning to a new accounting firm to keep track of its $166 million dollar business. Bob Toggweiler, chairman of the budget committee, announced the selection last night of a Charlotte, North Carolina firm—Dixon, Hughes and Goodman. Toggweiler also announced that, at its September meeting, the board will be asked to approve…

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OMC’s bottom line for July

August 28, 2012

Oconee Medical Center enjoyed a positive bottom line of nearly $295 thousand during the month of July. A report provided the board of directors by Kevin Herbert, hospital finance director, attributed cost reduction efforts. According to Hunter Kome, chief operating officer, key was the managing of the cost of labor through flexing of staff based…

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“Barely conscious and bleeding”

August 27, 2012

Two Oconee County residents have been arrested in the Sheriff’s Department investigation Friday night of an attack on a man at his home in the Tamassee Community. A deputy found a 37-year old man “barely conscious and bleeding.” The officer quoted a witness as saying two individuals used a hammer and a stick to inflict…

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Democratic headquarters

August 27, 2012
Democratic headquarters

A metal building next to a retail store on Seneca’s By-Pass 123 may be small, but Oconee Democrats say it is full of ideas. The building, next to Harris Sporting Goods, is being prepared to serve as the 2012 election headquarters of the Oconee Democratic Party. The public opening is planned Labor Day, September 3.…

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