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Halbig calls for a sitdown

December 3, 2014

Members of the public had things to say last night about expanding passenger bus service to the Walhalla and Westminster areas, but Oconee County Council did not receive an update on the plan to implement transit service. The reason for that, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, is that there was no update available. There…

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New House Speaker names committees

December 3, 2014

Oconee’s two resident members of the State House of Representatives today are completing two days of organizing for a new legislative year. After receiving committee assignments, the House stands adjourned until January 13, 2015, the first day of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly. Jay Lucas, the new Speaker of the South Carolina House, appointed…

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Josh Stephens attends statewide meet

December 3, 2014

Oconee County’s Josh Stephens was among 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who completed the 2014 South Carolina Economic Development Institute. Institute attendees received their Certificates of Completion during the final day of the 2014 Institute held at the City of Greer Events Complex. During the quarterly, two-day sessions, participants traveled…

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Christmas ornaments lost in Main Street mishap

December 3, 2014

Although most if not all service has been restored, crews continued to work this morning on electric poles and lines on Main Street in West Union. The power outage that started yesterday afternoon and went several hours into the night was caused by a large tree that fell, bringing down Duke Energy and Northland Cable-TV…

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Ordinance 2014-24 now the law

December 3, 2014

An ordinance to provide county-funded legal defense and limited indemnification for Oconee County employees passed on third and final reading. Council’s vote last night was once again 3-2, with Thrift, Corbeil and Dexter in favor and Cain and McCall opposed. A final vote scheduled November 18 was tabled to allow County Attorney Tom Martin to…

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Attorney explains how private meetings pay off

December 3, 2014

Executive sessions by government create distrust on the part of some members of the citizenry who decry taking the public’s business behind closed doors. But the Oconee County Attorney last night suggested that patience can be a virtue. For a rare time, there was no need for a private meeting following last night’s county council…

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Michelin is the “street talk” in Fair Play

December 3, 2014

An investment of $250 million dollars, between 150-175 jobs—and jobs that pay as much as $22.50 an hour. Oconee County leaders last night were not identifying the manufacturing company that’s headed to the Golden Corner Commerce Park, but “street talk” in Fair Play is that “Project Sarah” will translate to a Michelin plant. And this…

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West Union gets re-energized!

December 3, 2014

A tree toppled onto a transformer line along West Union’s Main Street and with it went the electric power yesterday afternoon to about half of the town and a part of adjoining Walhalla.  Town Hall, traffic lights, and shopping centers were among those affected.  Crews worked into the night and, according to Oconee County Dispatch,…

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Scam resurfaces

December 2, 2014

A scam that recently victimized some Walhalla residents has apparently spread to Seneca. And the public is once again asked to be careful. According to the police and city officials, telephone calls from out of the country are being made to local numbers. Those receiving the calls are being warned they face seeing their electric…

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Who is stealing the precious metals?

December 2, 2014

The company BASF and Crime Stoppers of Oconee are offering reward money for information regarding losses of precious metals from the plant.  In October, the loss of metal at the BASF plant near Seneca led to an investigation in which a Walhalla man was arrested on breach of trust charges.  Now Crime Stoppers offers up…

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