Conservation easements explained

January 21, 2014
Conservation easements explained

Thirty Oconee landowners received information Saturday about conservation easements during a breakfast meeting sponsored by Oconee Forever. Speakers included Shea Airey, chairman of the Oconee Conservation Bank; landowner Rex Ramsey; and Erin Knight, land trust director for Upstate Forever. Ramsey told the story of his family’s land and how he used conservation easements to protect…

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Statewide hopeful encouraged by crowd

January 21, 2014

The campaign for a hopeful for statewide office from Anderson County describes the candidate as encouraged by the response to his formal announcement for office. Gary Burgess chose Martin Luther King Day to announce his candidacy for state Superintendent of Education. And the Republican chose a former African-American school house in Anderson to make the…

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Zoning hearings tonight

January 21, 2014

Zoning changes are at the forefront of public hearings tonight in Seneca and Westminster. At Seneca City Hall, David Thompson and James Montague go before the planning commission to request a neighborhood commercial zone for 923 and 924 E. Main Street. Those properties are now zoned R-6. The hearing begins at 6 o’clock. As part…

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“Sadness beyond words”

January 21, 2014

Oconee County Councilman Archie Barron has died. Council Chairman Joel Thrift says Barron died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at Oconee Medical Center. An announcement is to be made this morning as to the status of tonight’s regularly scheduled council meeting. Barron’s death is being mourned. And one of his admirers tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS her reaction…

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MONDAY SPORTS: Broncos, Seahawks, headed to big game

January 20, 2014

It’s going to be the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos playing for the NFL championship on February 2nd in New Jersey, after they won their conference titles Sunday. In the battle of premier quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and the Broncos defeated the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots 26-16 in Denver to win the AFC crown.…

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Murder Victim was Beaten

January 20, 2014

The autopsy on a Westminster man missing since December reveals he died of blunt force trauma. That’s according to Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. The body of 61 year old Richard Alan Marszalek was found Friday in the rubble of a burned mobile home. He was reported missing by his niece a week earlier. Coroner…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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