Timing for A-G’s opinion questioned

October 7, 2013

Dr. Michael Thorsland, acting superintendent for Oconee public schools, is questioning the timing for county Treasurer Greg Nowell’s request for a state Attorney’s General opinion aimed at solving a money dispute. Nowell intends to seek that opinion this week on whether he was correct to deny the school district a portion of fees and penalties…

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Rain postpones “Elbow Grease” filming

October 7, 2013

A couple of inches of much-needed rain that fell during the early morning hours today proved no friend to those who are filming the movie “Elbow Grease” in Seneca. Riley Johnson, city events coordinator, says the movie makers’ plans to shoot a street festival scene on Ramcat Alley have been re-scheduled for Wednesday. That’s going…

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‘Today’ show superfan dies

October 7, 2013
‘Today’ show superfan dies

“For so many years, the first person we saw” was Linny Boyette said Matt Lauer Monday morning on Today. Boyette was a superfan of the show, and viewers often saw him on camera, standing with the crowds gathered outside the show. Now, Today is mourning the loss of the stalwart fan who died Sunday after complications…

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Awaiting a start date

October 7, 2013

In a week and a half, the Oconee County Sheriff hopes to have a start date for building the new jail. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says another meeting with the architects will take place Thursday, October 17—as a follow-up to meeting last week. “It will take about one year to build once they begin. They are…

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MONDAY SPORTS: Tigers steady in AP poll; Bulldogs lose two for season; NFL week 5

October 7, 2013
MONDAY SPORTS: Tigers steady in AP poll; Bulldogs lose two for season; NFL week 5

*Clemson’s win at Syracuse kept the Tigers at third in the latest Associated Press College Football Top 25 poll. Clemson is 5-0 and plays host to Boston College this week. The Tigers are behind top ranked Alabama and number two Oregon. South Carolina is now 4-1, but the way they are winning is causing them to…

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Treasurer and OSD at loggerheads

October 7, 2013

Oconee Treasurer Greg Nowell takes the position he’s just looking out for taxpayers’ money, but Dr. Michael Thorsland, the county’s acting superintendent for education questions whether Nowell exceeded the authority of his office. Treasurer Nowell says he’s OK with allowing the state’s legal department to decide. Nowell says he will draft a letter, as early…

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  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
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