Scott and colleagues want answer

July 16, 2014

Senator Tim Scott says he and four other Labor Committee colleagues want the Obama administration to explain a mandated wage increase for employees of fast food restaurants at federal locations—such as military bases. The announcement by the South Carolina Republican says new mandates by the Department of Labor will negatively impact South Carolina and its…

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Trial set for defendant in 2013 stabbing near Seneca

July 16, 2014

Trial docket is set for next week’s term of the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla. Atop the docket from the circuit solicitor’s office is the state’s case against Laquavius Cleveland. Sixteen years old at the time of his arrest, Cleveland is being tried as an adult and, according to the docket, faces charges that…

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Oconeean dead after North Dakota accident

July 16, 2014

Word has been received of the death of a 19-year old Oconeean involved in a car accident this month near Minot, North Dakota. Sandifer Funeral Home of Westminster will announce arrangements for Christopher Lewin, a West-Oak graduate, who died early today. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reported Lewin’s SUV last week caught fire after skidding…

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County leaders beach-bound

July 16, 2014

Four of the five Oconee County councilmen have registered for this summer’s conference of the South Carolina Association of Counties. The meeting is planned Sunday through Wednesday, August 3-6 at the Marriott on Hilton Head Island. Only District Two’s Wayne McCall will skip the event. Some council critics say it’s a waste of time and…

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Delay in start of industry’s expansion

July 16, 2014

A delay in the timing of a tax credit agreement pushes back the start of the expansion for Greenfield Industries in Oconee County. The drill bits and tool-cutting operation now targets late July for the start of new buildings on the grounds of the plant along highway 123. “They’re asking that we extend the timeframe…

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Tax district to be rescinded

July 16, 2014

Oconee County officials have agreed to rescind a special tax district that was formedto raise money to upgrade a sub-standard road inside a subdivision near Seneca. The county and the homeowners in Stone Pond subdivision off highway 59 had pursued a special tax district. According to County Council Chairman Joel Thrift, tax bills of Stone…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • November 1, 2014 10:30 amMtn. Rest Cloggers Fund Raiser
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