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Tuesday is Special Election Day

May 15, 2014

Tuesday next week is Special Election Day for the voters in Oconee County Council District Three. To be decided is who fills the remaining six and a half months of the term of the late Archie Barron. Andy Inabinet goes into the special election the only ballot candidate, and he does so having won a…

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Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2014

This is Peace Officers Memorial Day in Oconee County. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has requested that all flags be flown half way to honor those in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Board to hearing zoning variance

May 15, 2014

At City Hall tonight in Seneca, the board of zoning appeals entertains a request to vary from the zoning ordinance. The applicant and property owners are Joel Rice and E Squared Ventures for property zoned highway commercial at 15684 Wells Highway. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock.

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Recycling top priority for Oconee Solid Waste

May 15, 2014

A report from the Department of Health and Environmental Control shows Oconee one of only three South Carolina counties to exceed the state recycling goal of 40% in fiscal year 2013. DHEC’s Solid Waste Management Annual Report was released this week. Oconee Solid Waste staff and users of the manned convenience centers reduced the amount…

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Oconee chooses Teacher of Year

May 15, 2014

A faculty member at the Hamilton Career Center has been proclaimed Teacher of the Year in the Oconee School District. The honor bestowed on Jonas Crooks came during an event yesterday afternoon at Walhalla High School. Eddie Chavis of Seneca Middle Schoo, Tammy Bramlettt of West-Oak Middle School and Stephanie Brewer of Tamassee-Salem Middle School…

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Have a question for the candidates?

May 14, 2014

Salem extends the welcome mat for the public to meet and hear the candidates this year for the area seat on Oconee County Council. The town’s political forum tomorrow night is reserved for Paul Corbeil and Edda Cammick, the two Republicans who meet for the District One seat in the June Republican primary. The forum…

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Salem Water Department welcomes new employee

May 14, 2014

After being approved by the Salem Town Council last night, Stephen Rochester joins the Salem Water Department as a new employee. Rochester started his new job today.  

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United front marshaled for 1-cent tax

May 14, 2014

Those who have a stake in the success of an Oconee County ballot proposition this fall intend to offer a united front when it comes to its passage. An example is the attitude taken by Danny Day, an assistant public defender who chairs the Oconee Library Board of Trustees. Day predicts that adding a penny…

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Open house to discuss Oconee Nuclear’s performance

May 14, 2014

The government’s nuclear watchdog has scheduled an open house to discuss how well the Oconee Nuclear Station did its job in 2013. It’s an informal open house scheduled by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to take place 6 o’clock Thursday evening, May 22 at Duke’s World of Energy, and the public is invited. There will be…

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Fake FedEx checks passed in Walhalla

May 14, 2014

Three counterfeit FedEx checks were passed recently at a Walhalla convenience store, and the police have identified three out of town residents as the suspects. Chief Ronald Wilbanks says Lt. Paul Harris is pursuing arrest warrants for the three alleging that they managed to cash three bad checks for a total of $730 dollars. It’s…

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Calendar

  • September 22, 2014 6:00 pmBrasstown Baptist Church's Revival
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 25, 2014 3:00 pmTHORback Thursday
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