Lowering the manufacturing assessment ratio

October 10, 2013
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In recent years, South Carolina homeowners received a tax break when the state increased the tax burden on those who pay sales tax. Now a similar break is in the works for the state’s manufacturers. By lowering the manufacturing assessment ratio from 10.5% to 6%, South Carolina seeks to even the tax field with neighboring…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Cards advance to NLCS; Jones out for season; Clowney practices

October 10, 2013
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THURSDAY SPORTS: Cards advance to NLCS; Jones out for season; Clowney practices

*The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Wednesday night to win their best-of-five National League Division Series 3 games to 2. Starter Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game for the Cardinals, and David Freese and Matt Adams got the big blows on offense, each of them hitting a two-run homer. The Cardinals now…

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Legislation for Oconeeans to get worked up over!

October 10, 2013
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Two staff members of the South Carolina Association of Counties visited Oconee County to preview the legislation that’ll go before the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014. And they spent most of their time at the Oconee Alliance meeting talking about “flow control”—specifically House bill 3290 which they see as a threat to home rule.…

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ACA casts quandary for the low income

October 10, 2013
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Free medical clinics, such as those in Seneca and Clemson, likely won’t see their patient rolls decrease once the national health insurance law takes hold. And that’s an un-expected letdown for Vickie Thompson, the nine-year director of Rosa Clark in Seneca, which serves as Oconee’s only free clinic. “It has been very disappointing to us…

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Two penny sales tax meetings

October 10, 2013
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If you are interested in the prospects for a penny sales tax referendum next year in Oconee County, there are a couple of meetings to choose from tonight. The group that’ll help put together plans for the referendum, the newly-appointed Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, holds an organization meeting at 6:30 tonight in County Council…

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Rogers headed back to the Red Cross

October 10, 2013
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Autumn 2013 a busy time for Walhalla’s Kathy Rogers. She has just been elected vice chair of her city’s Board of Zoning Appeals. And if she’s successful in a winning a seat next month on city council, she’ll be required to step down from the board that acts as judges of zoning appeals. In the…

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  • April 14, 2014 2:00 pmSpring into the Library at the OCPL’s Westminster Branch
  • April 16, 2014 2:00 pmSpring-time Celebrations at OCPL
  • April 17, 2014 9:00 amBlue Ridge Bank Bake Sale to Benefit The March of Dimes
  • April 19, 2014 8:00 amBenefit Hot Dog and Yard Sale
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