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A plea to remember the county’s animals

January 13, 2015

Among South Carolina’s list of infamous rankings, the state is 45th in the quality and strength of animal protection laws. To a meeting last night with the county’s state lawmakers, Edda Cammick brought material from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The newest member of the Oconee County Council said she wanted to raise an issue…

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Anderson man charged with Oconee crimes

January 13, 2015

An Anderson County man was being held in the Oconee jail, under a combined $80 thousand surety bond. Jason Andrew Tomsha of the Abbeville Highway was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants alleging he committed crimes during October last year in Oconee County. According to an announcement by the Sheriff’s Office, the 45-year old Tomsha has…

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“I’m concerned for Oconee County”

January 13, 2015

A high court ruling in favor of plaintiffs who argued that a minimally adequate education denies opportunity to students in their South Carolina school districts should be a matter for concern in Oconee County, considered one of the wealthier school districts in the state. That was the assessment given last night by members of Oconee’s…

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To repair roads, all to be considered

January 13, 2015

When it comes to repairing South Carolina’s worsening roads, State Representative Bill Sandifer and his colleagues in the Oconee Legislative Delegation indicate everything’s on the table. The delegation last night hosted a meeting with the Oconee County Council, on the eve of the start of a new legislative session. The state’s lawmakers this year are…

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Oregon kicker’s grandparents are Oconee residents

January 12, 2015

There is special interest in tonight’s national collegiate championship football game in a home in a Lake Keowee development. Lakeside Drive residents Dwight and Janeen Baldus are grandparents of University of Oregon kicker Matt Wogan. And, of course, they’ll be rooting for Wogan and the rest of his Oregon Duck teammates as they play Ohio…

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West Union sets meeting agenda

January 12, 2015

The January meeting of West Union Town Council takes place at 6 tomorrow night at Town Hall. In the public session, auditor Drake Curry will address the mayor and council. Under old business, the town’s elected leaders will hear from town attorney Ann Sullivan. There will also be discussion of garbage pickup and the budgets…

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Watering limits lifted

January 12, 2015

The volunteer restriction on pumps to irrigate yards along lakes Keowee and Jocassee has been lifted. Homeowners there are no longer being asked to restrict use of the pumps to two days a week. According to Duke Energy, the change came January 2 when the Keowee-Toxaway River Basin recovered to stage 0 in the Low…

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Volunteer fire station makes expansion plans

January 12, 2015

One of Oconee’s oldest volunteer fire departments is announcing plans this week to renovate and expand and wants to talk about those plans with the homeowners and business customers the department protects. Bill Box, president of the Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department, says there will be three community service meetings beginning this week. Corinth-Shiloh’s building is 30…

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Walhalla business expands

January 12, 2015

A long-time Walhalla business has officially expanded. According to the chamber of commerce, a grand opening was held Saturday for American Uphlostery and Fabric Outlet at 102 S. College Street. Morris and Rachel Bible have operated an upholstery business for years, they have now added a fabric outlet. After the closing of Wilhite Fabrics in…

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Apparent suicide

January 12, 2015

What appeared first as the scene of a fatal traffic accident between Seneca and Clemson has turned into a separate kind of investigation. State troopers earlier reported a fatality at an accident scene of Bayshore Drive near Plantation Road, but Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the investigation has now turned to an apparent suicide. The…

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  • May 24, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
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