Duncan to chair Foreign Affairs subcommittee

December 17, 2014

Third District Representative Jeff Duncan begins the 114th session of Congress next month as chairman of a Foreign Affairs subcommittee. In a statement from Washington, the Laurens Republican said, “I am honored and humbled to have been selected as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. I…

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Seneca willing to run test routes

December 17, 2014

  Clemson resident Margaret Thompson, critic of “CAT” bus service, commended Oconee County Council last night for asking questions and going about the idea of expanded service in a deliberate way. Thompson’s comments, at the start of last night’s meeting, preceded a status report later from County Administrator Scott Moulder, who chaired a task force…

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Streetscape bids likely in January

December 17, 2014

  Seamon Whiteside’s Joe Bryant is no Ebenezer Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. Bryant told the Walhalla mayor and council last night that, though the revised plans are ready to go to bid, he’s not going to ask his fellow employees to work through the holidays. Instead, according to Bryant, contractors interested in the…

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Getting to know you at the Walhalla City Hall

December 17, 2014

If for no other reason, the Walhalla mayor last night simply wanted his city council to meet and get to know the latest two men who have an idea for the former Oconee Courthouse. That’s why Mayor Edwards invited Tom Markovich and Herb Witter to last night’s meeting of the city council. Although Markovich made…

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Oconee-Michelin a deal still undone

December 17, 2014

Hope and expectation remain for Oconee County to acquire a Michelin North America plant. But the deal has yet to be completed, even though County Council last night completed actions on its part to extend the carrot to the rabbit that is Michelin. The council went through a required public hearing and final reading of…

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Moment of silence for George Allgood

December 17, 2014

Former WGOG announcer and personality George Allgood was remembered with a moment of silence at the start of last night’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. Councilman Wayne McCall remembered his friend and his many talents, including George’s skill as a musical keyboard player. We invite you to join us during the 9 o’clock hour…

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  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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