Duncan staff available to constituents

Rep. Jeff Duncan has returned to Washington after a spring break.  But his staff will be available next week in Walhalla to assist 3rd District constituents with issues they have with the government.  Duncan staff will be available 10 am to noon Tuesday, may 2 at the Oconee Legislative Delegation Office at 10 Short Street to help people with issues […]

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“Active shooter” incident was DRILL ONLY

Various Oconee public safety agencies participated today in an active shooter drill at the County Administrative Offices in Wahalla. The drill began with two safety briefings and then commenced with the agencies arriving on the scene once reports came in of an active shooter inside of the complex. Officers from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Walhalla Police Department […]

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McKee applauds Alexander

  Oconee County resident Marty McKee is pleased by how State Senator Thomas Alexander handled himself during a Columbia news conference yesterday that highlights the need for more skilled workers for blue collar jobs.  McKee, chairman of the Carolinas Associated General Contractors, says a partnership will work toward promoting careers in skilled trades by interesting students to train for work […]

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Senator: “Cautiously optimistic” for road bill

Without a final agreement, the South Carolina Senate met until 11 last night, trying for a bill to fix the roads and the bridges.  But today is a new day. And State Senator Thomas Alexander is “cautiously optimistic” that continued debate today will lead to a resolution.  The Oconee-Pickens Republican is talking about a bill granting tax relief, yet incrementally […]

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Mayor to coordinate his city’s prayer event

  Westminster’s part in this year’s National Day of Prayer will be led by its mayor, Brian Ramey.  The mayor believes the lineup of speakers next week is impressive.  It includes Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and Sherry Thrift Bradshaw, a one-time first runner-up Miss America.  You can take part in Westminster’s National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 4 at […]

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Cammick: “Our budget is balanced”

Edda Cammick, chairwoman of Oconee County Council, says, “Our budget is balanced with a $150,000 surplus.”  After last night’s budget committee meeting, Cammick says the balanced budget was achieved by tightening overtime, vehicle maintenance, and by eliminating 15 proposed clerical positions.  She said, “I am satisfied that with these changes we can now comfortably say we are working lean.”  Cammick […]

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Pill Take Back Day Saturday

No longer needed prescription medication and vitamins may be disposed of at two locations across Oconee County on Saturday.  The Sheriff’s Office holds Pill Take Back Days to allow for the safe and proper disposal of old medication.  The event takes place 10 to 2 at the Sheriff’s Office substation near the Oconee Memorial Emergency Department and at the Law […]

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1st graders learn litter harmful to envrionment

Even to the brain of a first grader, it’s obvious Oconee County is doing wrong by allowing litterbugs to scar the environment given by nature for everyone to enjoy.  Case in point is the first graders in Natalie Nelson’s first grade class at Westminster’s Orchard Park Elementary School.  They adopted as a cause the need to rid the Oconee County […]

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