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Week of the Young Child Event in Oconee

March 30, 2015

Two groups are collaborating to hold an Oconee County event during National Week of the Young Child. Oconee First Steps and Nurse-Family Partnership are planning an Oconee Community Baby Shower—a one stop shop for health information 10 a-m to 2 p-m Saturday, April 18 at Seneca’s Shaver Recreation Center. The goal for the baby shower…

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Oconee hails its Vietnam era veterans

March 28, 2015

Sustained applause greeted Oconee County Vietnam era veterans today as they received an escort into the gymnasium of Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. The event was the first of several during the next three years to call attention to a 10-year war that cost the U-S nearly 60 thousand of its service members. Part of today’s…

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No criminal charges

March 27, 2015

The Walhalla police have decided there will be no criminal charges in the hazing incident on a bus carrying Razorback soccer players home from a game in Pickens. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said his department has accepted a recommendation from the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office that, based on the statements gathered in the investigation, criminal charges…

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A road repair bill that Whitmire supports

March 27, 2015

A bill reported out of the House Ways and Means Committee in Columbia has the support of the state’s District One representative, Walhalla’s Bill Whitmire. Republican Whitmire, however, conceded that a provision for counties to accept the maintenance of some state roads likely won’t please Oconee officials, but he sees the Ways and Means solution…

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Oconee jobless rate holds steady

March 27, 2015

The jobless rate for Oconee County held steady between January and February. The state reported today that in February the percentage of the county’s workforce out of work but actively looking for employment remained 6.5%. The report comes on a day when Oconee County Council members are touring one of the county’s manufacturing employers—ITT Control…

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Homicide case defendant makes bail

March 27, 2015

One of three defendants charged in a Walhalla homicide case made bail yesterday after a bond consent order was agreed to in the Oconee General Sessions Court. Court officers say two separate bonds, totaling $25 thousand with surety, were set for defendant Megan Brianna Crowe. She faces charges of kidnapping and accessory after the fact…

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Put on the walking shoes!

March 27, 2015

Members of Oconee County Council have been invited for a tour today of a manufacturing plant near Westminster. The tour of ITT Control Technologies on Commerce Way near Westminster begins at 2 o’clock this afternoon.

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Roads to counties? “Serious impact,” Moulder predicts

March 27, 2015

Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder foresees serious financial impact to the counties if an effort at the state capital succeeds to transfer the maintenance of some state-owned roads to the counties. Moulder yesterday was the lead-off panel speaker for an Oconee-Pickens Chambers of Commerce Coalition forum, devoted in part to what some state lawmakers see…

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Proposed $100 dollar cap on business licenses draws ire

March 27, 2015

A bill recently introduced by a Lexington County lawmaker that would cap business license fees at $100 dollars drew the ire yesterday of municipal leaders from Oconee and Pickens counties. But they were told by a state municipal official that the $100 dollar cap “isn’t going anywhere.” Nevertheless, House Bill 3490, in the view of…

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Forigiving those bad weather school days

March 26, 2015

The South Carolina House of Representatives today gave second reading to forgiving up to three missed schools days due to this winter’s bad weather. State Representative Bill Whitmire supports forgiving the days, and says final reading of the bill takes place tomorrow. Oconee missed four days this year, but needed only one of the three…

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Calendar

  • July 28, 2015 3:00 pmCrossgate Church Bible Boot Camp
  • July 31, 2015 5:00 pmChristmas in July to support Heath's Haven
  • July 31, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • August 2, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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