Oconee turns out 46% (20,568 votes)

November 5, 2014

Oconee voters rebelled at the idea of a capital sales project tax. At the same time, they demonstrated a taste for the spirits on the Lord’s Day. Nearly 46% of those eligible cast votes in the 2014 General Election and, in every instance where a Republican met a Democrat, Oconee’s electorate went with the Republican…

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Haley wins re-election; Graham, Scott returned to Senate

November 4, 2014

As of 7:28 PM, with less than 1% of precincts reporting, the lead is too large for challenger Vincent Sheehen, as South Carolina’s first female governor, Nikki Haley, has been re-elected.  Also, South Carolina’s senior senator Lindsey Graham and its junior senator Tim Scott will both return to the US Senate from South Carolina. In…

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Koyo co-op trains for lifelong career

November 4, 2014

Over the next few years, Koyo Bearings in Walhalla will face a dilemma common to manufacturers—filling jobs vacated by senior employees who take with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Kellie Smith, Koyo human resources analyst, says the challenge is to proactively hire a pipeline of qualified employees to succeed them. The departures create…

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“Steady” voting across Oconee County

November 4, 2014

Nearly four hours into voting today, the turnout across Oconee County has been described as steady. The head of Oconee elections, Joy Scharich, said no major problems. Just the usual ones, such as voters waiting until Election Day to get their addresses straight. Still some confusion over where Westminster precinct voters cast their ballots. A…

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Pipe to be replaced on South Carolina 24

November 4, 2014

Department of Transportation crews are replacing a pipe beneath South Carolina 24 today near Westminster. For the time the work is underway, it’s going to mean that two-lane 24—between Greenfield Road and South Hampton Street—will be reduced to one lane. Motorists should be careful.

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Walhalla to push forward with Streetscape

November 4, 2014

“We are in a position now to send out bids after our November council meeting….” Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem Tjay Bagwell made the announcement last night in his Streetscape report to the annual meeting and supper of Partners for Progress. Bagwell, however, attached a condition for the bids to hit the street. “If the DOT returns…

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  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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