Chairman’s prerogative: agenda rules changed

April 2, 2014

Starting April 15, public comment rules are changing at meetings of Oconee CountyCouncil. No longer will anyone be allowed to address the council at the start of meeting about matters that are not on the agenda. However, the council will initiate a second comment session at the end of regular business to accept comments and…

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Exercise for good health

April 2, 2014

Oconee Medical Center invites everyone interested in good health to exercise today by taking a walk around the hospital’s new track. A ribbon cutting for the new OMC walking trail takes place from 12:30 to 1 o’clock on the front lawn across from the Patient Tower. Wear comfortable shows. The walk around the track will…

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“75 or more” new jobs promised

April 2, 2014

An economic development project known publicly only by its code-name “Tau”—spelled T-A-U—promises as many as 75 new jobs in Oconee County, according to Administrator Scott Moulder. The County Council last night approved a fee-in-place-of tax deal for the new employer, along with an inducement agreement resolution for what’s described as a new company. Details on…

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Distracted driving requires one more vote

April 2, 2014

After last night, Oconee County is one vote away from a distracted driving law that will make illegal any driver headed down the road while holding a cell phone next to his ear. County Council last night gave the second of three required readings to the ordinance proposed by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw. It means that…

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Jail price: $16,253,068

April 2, 2014

Oconee County now has a guaranteed maximum price to build its new jail. It’s $16.2 million, as announced last night by Matt Berberick, program manager for designing the project. It’s a price suitable to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw and to the County Council. For that price, Oconee is to receive a facility of 64,339 square feet,…

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Inabinet unofficial winner

April 2, 2014

In close voting, Andy Inabinet is the unofficial winner of the special primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. Inabinet’s margin over fellow Republican Paul Cain amounted to 35 votes. Last night’s tally showed Inabinet at 444 votes and Cain 409. Officials estimate there are between eight and ten provisional ballots to be examined. The…

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