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Stolen iPads returned

March 20, 2015

Ten iPads in transit to Oconee schools were stolen last summer at the Atlanta airport, but a district official learned this afternoon those iPads have been returned, courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security. District administrator Steve Hanvey says the Homelad Security says arrests have made been made, but the investigation continues.  The 10 returned…

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Large blood clot led to student’s death

March 20, 2015

An autopsy today disclosed a large blood clot that blocked arteries leading to the lungs as the cause of yesterday’s sudden death of a West-Oak student. Coroner Karl Addis said the clot caused Sierra Simms’ death, and he has ruled the death as a natural death.

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Making your voice heard!

March 20, 2015

Long Creek Community Club is asking the public to weigh-in on the future of the club and, specifically, what it should try to accomplish. One idea is to enhance the grounds with a multi-use park. You are invited to respond to a survey. One way to do that is thru the internet by going to…

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Tucker Hipps reward up to at least $22 thousand

March 20, 2015

Oconee Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Oconee announce today that an anonymous reward of $20 thousand is posted for information that helps solve the death investigation of Clemson student Tucker Hipps. The $20 thousand an addition to $2 thousand that Crime Stoppers offers and any reward money generated through a Clemson student who started…

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It’s “Project Skill”, not “Project Ticker”

March 20, 2015

Our earlier story about the project to acquire a campus of Tri-County Tech for Oconee, the Economic Alliance office code-name for the project was incorrect. We reported it was “Project Ticker.” In fact, it is “Project Skill.” Director Richard Blackwell’s report for this month says this about Project Skill: “Continuing to work on this ‘educational’…

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Blackwell responds to call for “net jobs” info

March 20, 2015

At this week’s meeting of Oconee County Council, a citizen during public comment registered a call for an explanation from the county’s chief recruiter for economic development. Richard Blackwell of Oconee Economic Alliance says he was listening and today provided information about how announcements of promised jobs square with jobs lost to layoffs or plant…

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April announcement ahead for Oconee economic projects

March 20, 2015

The secrecy surrounding an Oconee economic development project code-named “Project Mold” will be lifted in early April, according to an announcement made today by the director of the county’s Economic Alliance.  Richard Blackwell predicted that Oconee County Council will give final reading to the project April 7 and it’s likely an official announcement will follow…

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Pre-trial hearing for co-defendant Cobb

March 20, 2015

A magistrate has decided there’s probable cause to bind over the state’s case against a second defendant, Andy Steve Cobb, in the stabbing death in January of Jeremy Little in Walhalla. Cobb, charged with accessory after the fact, appeared alongside his attorney, for a pre-trial hearing before Magistrate Will Derrick. Cobb’s attorney, Suzanne Earle, argued…

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Michelin decision delayed until 2015 second quarter

March 20, 2015

Whether Michelin builds a distribution center in Oconee County will be a decision to be announced during the months of April, May or June. Richard Blackwell, executive director of Oconee Economic Alliance, continued a tone of optimism today for the prospects of Michelin locating in the Golden Corner Commerce Park. But he told the alliance…

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Court ruling upholds South Carolina’s open primaries

March 20, 2015

IndependentVoting.org applauds a decision this week that dismissed a lawsuit by the Greenville Republican Party seeking to close South Carolina’s system of open primary voting. After the state party withdrew from the case, the Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit decided that the Greenville Republicans did not have standing. According to IndependentVoting.org—a national association…

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  • March 28, 2015 7:30 amHOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH'S YARD SALE and HOT DOG SALE
  • March 28, 2015 10:00 amEbenezer Baptist Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt
  • March 28, 2015 11:00 amFaith Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Games
  • March 28, 2015 1:00 pmClearmont Baptist Church's Easter Egg Hunt
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