Two financial institutions to join hands

February 27, 2014

Oconee Federal Financial Corporation, holding company for Oconee Federal Savings and Loan, and Stephens Federal Bank are announcing today a merger agreement. The acquisition means the addition of Stephens Federal’s offices in Toccoa and Clayton, Georgia to Oconee Federal’s four branch network in Oconee County. Stephens Federal’s three offices will operate as branches of Oconee…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Gamecocks stretch SEC road streak to 16 losses

February 27, 2014

South Carolina suffered an 83-67 loss at Auburn Wednesday night.  The Gamecocks haven’t won an SEC road game since an overtime win at LSU in January, 2013, making the current streak 16 straight conference road losses. _____________________________________________________________ Furman Basketball concludes the 2013-14 regular season on Thursday night when it hosts the Georgia Southern Eagles on YP…

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Prescribed burns make for smoky skies

February 27, 2014

Prescribed burns have the purpose of lowering the amount of fuel on forest ground, which has the beneficial effect of preventing catastrophic wildfire. But, depending on where the wind takes the smoke, a prescribed burn can be mistaken for an actual fire—as was the case this week in southern Oconee County. “The weather being optimal,…

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Start of political year 2014

February 27, 2014

The official start for the 2014 political season comes in three weeks in South Carolina. A two-week period for partisan candidate filing for local, state, and federal offices begins March 16. For local offices, the place to file is the Oconee County elections office at Walhalla. But the state Election Commission is the place to…

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“Bad move for the community,” doctor says

February 27, 2014

A doctor well familiar with Oconee Medical Center warns that a marriage to a Greenville health organization will be bad for the Oconee County community. Dr. Tauqueer Alam, an internal medical specialist, sees an OMC affiliation with Greenville Health Systems as surrendering too much control to Greenville and will really harm Oconee when it comes…

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The last of 12 projects makes its pitch

February 27, 2014

All 12 hopefuls for a share of Oconee sales tax money have completed their presentations. The last two submitted their requests during presentations last night to the county Capital Sales Tax Commission. The request from the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, for $6.7 million, is the third largest that the sales tax commissioners have entertained.…

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Calendar

  • December 20, 2014 6:00 pmMountain Rest Community Club's Monthly Meeting
  • December 20, 2014 7:00 pm35th Old Fashion Christmas Pageant
  • December 21, 2014 10:30 amWelcome Wesleyan Church Holiday Meal Giveaway
  • December 21, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
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