Dyar’s plea to Washington: “Cut the nonsense”

October 31, 2013

Oconee County’s director of veterans’ affairs is showing his frustration with the nation’s leaders. Jerry Dyar used his column in Fair-Town Times, serving southern Oconee, to decry what he sees as Washington using the country’s military and its veterans as pawns in a game of partisan politics. Dyar today amplified his comments during an interview…

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“FERC” OKs Mosquito Pt. for staging

October 31, 2013

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has announced approval this week of a Duke Energy application to allow a new use for a Lake Keowee area not far from Oconee Nuclear Station. The FERC order allows three contractors and additional future contractors to lease about one and a third acres at Mosquito Point for use as a…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Red Sox win Fall Classic; Razorback C-Team plays for region crown; Powell lands award

October 31, 2013
THURSDAY SPORTS: Red Sox win Fall Classic; Razorback C-Team plays for region crown; Powell lands award

The Boston Red Sox are the champions of baseball after beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday night to win the World Series 4 games to 2 for their third title in 10 years. Making it all the sweeter for Boston, this was the first time they’d won the championship at home in Fenway Park since 1918,…

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Deputies complete training course

October 31, 2013

As the result of their training last week, Oconee sheriff’s officers have a greater awareness of domestic violence. A course on the basics was taught by Sgt. Kevin Cain, domestic violence investigator, and two Safe Harbor representatives. As part of the Sheriff’s Office effort to lessen violence in the homeplace, Sheriff Mike Crenshaw promises to…

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Restoring America’s chestnut tree

October 31, 2013

Walhalla is a city with a Chestnut Street. But, like other parts of the eastern U-S, Walhalla has no chestnut trees. Until a blight wiped out the trees by the 1950s, the American chestnut populated eastern U-S forests and served as a food source for both animals and people. The U-S Forest Service believes it…

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Ron Rash returns to Tech for reading

October 31, 2013

Ron Rash says he’s looking forward to connecting with former colleagues and students when he visits Tri-County Technical College next week for a book reading. Until 2003, Rash taught English at Tech. He’s now known as an award-winning poet and novelist whose novel, “Serena”, has been made into a major motion picture to be released…

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Calendar

  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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