One man’s view of the 2008 (1-cent) defeat

October 11, 2013

Why, in 2008, did 56% of the voters say no to paying an extra penny of sales tax to pay for projects that would benefit all of Oconee County? You can ask Keowee Key resident Don Fuller. He has several theories. Fuller is back as a project sales tax commissioner and he gave his colleagues,…

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Gearing up for General Election 2014

October 11, 2013

A half dozen Oconeeans last night were told to make room on their calendars for a great deal of preparation leading to General Election November 2014. That’s Oconee County’s next opportunity to convince the citizenry of the worthiness of paying an extra penny of sales tax for a project or projects for the public good.…

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Copper taken from WHS construction site

October 11, 2013

Some time Wednesday night or early Thursday thieves raided the construction project for the new Walhalla High School. Their take amounted to 273 feet of copper—worth more than $2 thousand. Jimmy Watt, spokesman for the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, quotes investigators as saying the theft occurred in a part of the new school building and copper…

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Megachurch closes Oconee County land deal

October 10, 2013

Property that, for decades, was the location for an Oconee County textile plant is now officially in the hands of a large church. In the last two weeks, records in the county Register of Deeds show that Concord Road, Anderson’s Newspring Church has bought two separate parcels that front both 123 and Lake Hartwell just…

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Georgia “Y” to shutter its doors

October 10, 2013

In Oconee County, there’s a movement to establish the county’s first YMCA. But in nearby Stephens County, Georgia they’ve thrown their hands ups in despair. WNEG reports this week that the Toccoa-Stephens YMCA will close at the end of the month—for good! The CEO, Robin Dake, says the decision by the board of directors is…

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Tech to add welding booths

October 10, 2013

A $250 thousand grant from the Applachian Regional Commission will add 24 new welding booths and equipment at Tri-County Tech’s Industrial Technology Center at Sandy Springs. That’s going to allow Tech to expand enrollment for a fast-growing technical program. Until the Industrial Technology Center opened, enrollment was limited to the number of welding booths at…

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Calendar

  • 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
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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