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Write-in hopefuls get in last-minute campaigning

May 20, 2014

The two announced write-in candidates for Seat Three, Oconee County Council got in some election eve campaigning last night in Seneca, during a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Just moments before the start, the league issued this statement: “It is the policy of the League NOT to conduct forums with write-in candidates,…

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Write-in votes will decide!

May 20, 2014

A special election today decides who fills the remaining six-plus months of an unexpired term on the Oconee County Council. But, as voters cast their ballots, they’ll find no remaining ballot candidates for Council Seat Three. The withdrawal of Republican nominee Andy Inabinet Friday means write-in ballots will decide today’s election. Inabinet has cast his…

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Cartel runs anti-surveillance on Oconee drug officers

May 19, 2014

While the Oconee Narcotics Squad keeps its eyes on drug traffickers, the traffickers keep eyes on the narcotics officers. Is it recognition that the Oconee Sheriff’s Office has succeeded in denting some of the illegal trade? Or is it just good business on the part of the cartel? Ken Washington, the captain of Oconee’s Narcotics…

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Oconee’s loss is Greenville’s gain

May 19, 2014

The six-year agent-in-charge of the Oconee State Probation and Parole Office has accepted a transfer to Greenville. For Greg Stewart, it’s going to mean supervising a caseload six times more than Oconee’s. Stewart has worked in Oconee six years. He says it has been a pleasure to serve Oconee County. He says Oconeeans have been…

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Pipe NOT on the head of “Piper”

May 19, 2014
Pipe NOT on the head of “Piper”

 The stray Oconee County dog that is the object of a large search is reported still loose, but is said to be all right. And the Sheriff’s Office has sent out pictures taken by an animal control officer that show, contrary to earlier ones, the dog does not have a pipe on its head. Animal…

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New principal tonight!

May 19, 2014

At their meeting tonight, look for Oconee school trustees to select a new principal for Seneca’s Blue Ridge Elementary School. That is the expectation of Dr. Michael Thorsland, interim county superintendent, as late as this afternoon. The district received about 20 applications for the principal’s job at Walhalla High School. However, Thorsland says no one…

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Road work underway in Tokeena Crossroads

May 19, 2014

A road contractor, Ashmore Brothers, has announced the start of work on highway 24 in Oconee County. The project on 24, between highway 11 and 59, will continue until Friday, May 23. Drivers should pay attention to construction signs and use caution when driving through the work zone. You are asked to pay attention to…

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Judge tosses former Pickens teacher’s suit

May 19, 2014

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a former Pickens County teacher that accused public school districts in two counties and some of their top officials. Tenth Circuit Judge Cordell Maddox’s order dismissing Mariam Noorai’s three-year old lawsuit covers 35 pages and was filed in the Oconee Common Pleas Court last week “with prejudice”—meaning…

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A rally for Oconee County conservation

May 19, 2014

Organizers say an annual event that raises awareness for the conservation of Oconee County natural resources is shaping up well. The event takes place Saturday and, once again, will be centered at Calyx Farms on Scenic Highway 11 north of Walhalla. “We’re getting excited,” said Emily Hitchcock, volunteer for Oconee Forever. “We’ve had more pre-event…

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Library trustees meet tonight!

May 19, 2014

The business of Oconee’s public libraries will be transacted during a board of trustees meeting at 5:30 this evening at the Seneca Branch Library. The meeting is open to the public, and a brief period at the start of the meeting is set aside for anyone wishing to make comment. The Seneca branch is located…

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  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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