If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

March 11, 2015
If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

 Oconee County artist and art educator Libby Imbody is entering a contest and, if she wins, she’ll donate the money to the project to build a county YMCA. Imbody has entered a piece in an “Inspired Tire” art contest, sponsored by Michelin Tire. Those who enter are to create a diversity-themed piece using up to…

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Public schools infused with $23 million

March 11, 2015

The financial condition of Oconee public schools last month dramatically changed….for the good. Gloria Moore, finance director, told the trustees the district received $23 million dollars in collections from the county. County Treasurer Greg Nowell said today that $18.3 million of the $23 million represented the public schools’ share of Duke Energy’s 2014 tax payment…

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West Union sets a new spending plan

March 11, 2015

West Union has approved spending plans to cover this year and part of next. The small town’s 2015-16 budget in the amount of $502,076.99 was approved during a meeting last night at Town Hall. At the same meeting, without comment from the public, West Union raised its garbage pickup rates one dollar a month. Mayor…

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“Dr. John” returns from Washington

March 11, 2015

The elderly gentleman whom Seneca leaders affectionately refer to as “Dr. John” has returned from Washington, DC where he roamed the hallways of some of the nation’s leaders—-in search of monies to help Seneca advance its African-American history museum project. Not only did Dr. John Martin roam hallways, he got inside the offices of nine…

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West-Oak routs Daniel

March 11, 2015

In high school baseball Tuesday, Daniel Singleton pitched a complete game one-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead the West-Oak Warriors pas the Daniel Lions 11-1. In softball, the Lions got the win, 3-1, over the Warriors. Ashton Martin gets the win on the mound for the Lions.

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Reprieve fails to save old Seneca house

March 11, 2015

Thirty days have expired. But a Seneca official says 30 days proved to be not enough for a home owner to come up with the required financing to save an old house for which there is historic distinction. And Ed Halbig says he personally regrets that Brenda Knox, the owner, apparently could not come up…

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Calendar

  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 8, 2015 11:50 amDuke Energy Siren Test
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 12, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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