Fishing for the monster bass

October 21, 2014

The Mountain Lakes Convention and Visitors Bureau is out with a reminder of the bountiful holdings that Oconee County waterways have for the angler. The CVB has arranged for a fishing show to be filmed this weekend on Lake Jocassee and has signed a new deal with the Bass Fishing League for at least one…

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A drop in Oconee’s jobless rate

October 21, 2014

The latest unemployment figures released by the state show Oconee County’s rate fell below 7%. For September, the jobless rate stood at 6.8%—down from 7.2% in August. Out of a county workforce of nearly 31 thousand, 700, those with jobs number 29,554. Oconee’s rate is two-tenths of a percentage point below the statewide rate which,…

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Visiting judge takes guilty pleas

October 21, 2014

A circuit court judge from Columbia is accepting guilty pleas and handing down sentences during a two-day session of the Oconee General Sessions Court in Walhalla. The judge is Alison Renee Lee, a Washington, D-C native and graduate of Vassar College.

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Economic Alliance gets student help

October 21, 2014

Oconee Economic Alliance has engaged the help of a college student to advance the cause for economic development. Southern Wesleyan University student Darren Gessner is taking advantage of a new internship/mentoring program available to undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in economic development. Gessner is a senior business major from Napoleon, Ohio.…

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How water resources are to be shared

October 21, 2014

A new agreement signed last week in Elberton, Georgia spells out how water resources are to be shared among the Duke Energy and U-S Army Corps reservoirs in the Savannah River Basin. The Army Corps of Engineers describes the operating agreement as increasing drought tolerance within the watershed and promoting conservation efforts. The agreement encompasses…

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Drug arrests made in traffic stop near West Union

October 21, 2014

Three people have been arrested on drug charges as part of an early morning traffic stop near West Union. It happened on the Ebenezer Road shortly before 2:30 a-m Monday when a deputy saw a small car cross the white line as it turned onto Country Junction Road. The Sheriff’s Office alerted the deputy that…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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