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“Y” pitch to be made today

October 14, 2014

At their meeting today, Westminster Rotary will hear from Christle Ross, executive director of the Foothills YMCA. The construction of an indoor aquatic center is one of the projects contained in next month’s one-cent local sales tax referendum.

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Political signs put up one day, stolen the next

October 13, 2014

Maxie Duke of Walhalla has been a Democrat for nearly 59 years—the same period of time that she has lived on N. Katherine Street.  On Friday afternoon, she posted on her property three signs promoting the candidacies next month of Democratic candidates.  By the next morning, those signs were gone.  Duke suspects someone entered her…

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Defendant: “I got set up”

October 13, 2014

A GreenvilleCounty inmate pleaded guilty today in Oconee to criminal charges related to car theft in Rabun County, Georgia.  George Cleveland III is serving a six-year term in Greenville for charges similar to the charges that brought him today to an OconeeCounty courtroom.  Cleveland today pleaded guilty to receiving or selling vehicle with falsified vehicle…

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Moulder back on the stand

October 13, 2014

Scott Moulder is back on the witness stand—this time as a witness for defendant Oconee County. After the plaintiff in the airport runway trial rested, Oconee County began its defense of the damages in excess of $1 million sought by Plateau Excavation, the project general contractor. And the county called County Administrator Moulder as its…

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Point-counterpoint on 1% referendum

October 13, 2014

Brad Norton and Ward Fetrow both live near Salem. But these Tamassee community neighbors share differing views on how their fellow Oconee County residents should vote next month on adding a penny to the local sales tax. Norton favors a one-cent addition to pay for a list of betterment projects countywide. Fetrow does not take…

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Lending a voice to fill a need

October 13, 2014

An Oconee student has lent her voice to help a fill a need within the county’s public school district. Walhalla Middle School 8th grader Rachel Twitty is part of her school’s student-operated radio station. And, in that capacity, Rachel recently recorded a pitch urging qualified individuals to consider becoming district bus drivers. Part and full-time…

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Pleateau executive testifies

October 11, 2014

An executive for earth-moving company Plateau Excavation testified for his side Friday afternoon as the first week of a lengthy, complex trial wound down at the Oconee County Courthouse.  The witness was Brad Carroll, Plateau’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.  Carroll was preceded on the stand by a pair of what the court…

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Joel Ward’s Seneca vision

October 11, 2014

Seneca Councilman Joel Ward would like to see his city lower the electric power bills charged to the Seneca business community. A break on the electric power bill, Ward believes, will help those in business stay in business longer. And Ward told us that he thinks lower electric charges will serve as incentive for others…

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Uncle and nephew fatally shot in Liberty

October 11, 2014

An uncle and his nephew have been found shot dead in Liberty—a case under investigation by the police in that Pickens County municipality. Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the dead as 42-year old Steven Chapman and his 22-year old nephew, Houston Chapman. The shootings took place Friday afternoon on Liberty’s Forest View Circle—the street where Houston…

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34-year old woman hit by train

October 11, 2014

A 34-year old Anderson woman lost her life yesterday in what the Pickens County coroner said was a train-pedestrian accident. The accident was fatal to pedestrian Annjuanginissa McMillen. She was killed at 10 Friday morning on the tracks near Mauldin and Ligon roads in Liberty. Coroner Kandy Kelley says McMillen was walking on the tracks.

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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