Reslution approved after call to order

October 22, 2014

In light of the state’s lack of money to repair roads and bridges, is it fair to prod the state legislature to fund a financial commitment to local government? It was an issue raised last night as District Two’s Wayne McCall voted against a resolution aimed to increase the county’s Local Government Fund from state…

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Another reprieve for the Courthouse Inn developers

October 22, 2014

Oconee County Council has given the Courthouse Inn developers until next month to secure the elusive financial commitment that separates them from developing the old courthouse into a boutique hotel. Last night the council had hoped for such assurance in writing. Instead it heard developer Jim Carswell say he and his partner, John Powell, have…

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Council takes 3-2 votes

October 22, 2014

Votes of three in favor, two against proved to be the norm during last night’s Oconee County Council meeting. Division showed in the ranks of the councilmen in a handful of major issues. By one-vote margins, the council gave the second of three required readings to an ordinance to cover all county employees who are…

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Crime scene investigation

October 21, 2014

Officers this afternoon are reported sifting through trash at one of Oconee’s manned convenience centers. According to a caller to 96.3/WGOG, the officers appear to be interested in something or some things that may have been thrown into one of the bins at the Five Forks convenience center, between Walhalla and Westminster. It’s believed they’ve…

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Help break the cycle of abuse

October 21, 2014

At 4 o’clock, you can help break the cycle of abuse.  Representatives of Safe Harbor and the county’s emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, will greet the public at the Walhalla Main Branch of the Oconee Library to share ways everyone can help to break the cycle of abuse.  You can find out how…

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Plea and sentence in the death case of two infants

October 21, 2014

A mother admitted her guilt today in the deaths of her two infant children, and she was sentenced in the Oconee General Sessions Court. A court officer said Melissa Cassandra Patton pleaded guilty to two charges of felony driving under the influence in the deaths New Year’s Day of Patton’s children: one-year old Taniya Gambrell…

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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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