Ruling in favor of zoning challengers

December 30, 2013

Oconeeans opposed to agricultural residential zoning in their county won a court ruling. An informal order filed Friday by 10th Circuit Judge Lawton McIntosh grants David and Michelle McMahan and others summary judgment in their challenge of agricultural residential district zoning. The plaintiffs went to court last year, contending that the county’s inclusion of ARD…

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MONDAY SPORTS: Furman continues West Coast trip

December 30, 2013

Furman concludes its non-conference men’s basketball schedule on Monday when it travels to Davis, Calif., to face the UC Davis Aggies in a 10 p.m. ET contest at The Pavilion. Coverage on 96.3 WGOG and the Furman Sports Network will begin Monday at 9:30 PM with the Paladin Pre-Game Show. The Paladins enter the game…

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A rise in per capita income

December 30, 2013

An increase in Oconee County per capita income is seen as a sign by the county’s economic development director of a bounce-back in the economy. But Richard Blackwell says there is still much work to do toward economic and community development in the county. Blackwell’s office is quoting figures from the state Department of Revenue…

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What’s to become of 502 E. Main?

December 30, 2013

What is to become of the old house that, for decades, served as ground zero for advancing the economic development interests of Oconee County? We asked County Councilman Archie Barron. And today he told us, “No action has been taken on this house. The committee has not received a recommendation from the administrator.” Barron chairs…

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Chamber to take the pulse on alcohol

December 30, 2013

The Oconee Chamber of Commerce is interested to find out whether something started in Seneca might be worthy of spreading to commerce countywide. The chamber of commerce is taking a survey of its membership to gauge its attitudes on the potential for Sunday alcohol sales. “We are putting a survey out there to see where…

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Park to remain open in 2014

December 30, 2013

The federal government has decided a park near the South Carolina-Georgia crossing will remain open into 2014. According to Toccoa’s WNEG, the decision means the Army Corps of Engineers will not close the park off highway 123 January 1, as it first planned. Meantime, the corps and Stephens County will continue to work on an…

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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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