BREAKING: FSU suspends star QB for half of Clemson game

September 17, 2014

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after he was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday. On Tuesday, Florida State students began flooding Twitter as several witnessed the reigning Heisman Trophy winner allegedly stand on a table in or in the immediate vicinity of the student…

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Barn fire off E. Bearswamp Road

September 17, 2014

Fire fighters from several Oconee stations have responded to a barn fire this morning on the E. Bear Swamp Road—near Poplar Springs Road.  No one reported injured.  County Fire Chief Charlie King says fire fighters around 9:30 this morning found a barn engulfed in flames.  Because of the number of fire apparatus in the roadway,…

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Pay attention to the stopped school bus law

September 17, 2014

The public school year is already several weeks old, yet there remains questions about the law that applies when school buses stop to pick up children. According to South Carolina law, motorists on two lane roads in both directions must stop when a bus flashes amber/red lights. But motorists approaching a stopped bus from the…

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Walhalla adds a local purchasing preference

September 17, 2014

Walhalla now has a local preference when it comes to certain purchases made by the city. The city council last night gave final reading to a change in purchasing rules that allows the city to buy locally when the local bid falls within two percent of the lowest bid submitted.

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Lucas portrait to hang in place of honor

September 17, 2014
Lucas portrait to hang in place of honor

 A portrait of Oconee’s immediate past superintendent of education will hang in the school district’s board conference room, alongside others who’ve served in the position. Now retired, Dr. Mike Lucas returned to this week’s meeting of the county trustees, where the portrait was presented by Sherry Moore, president of the Oconee Education Association. OCEA recently…

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County files lawsuit alleging unpaid taxes

September 17, 2014

Oconee County yesterday filed suit alleging that principals of the Journal newspaper owe $315,675 in property taxes, interest and penalties on an airplane kept at the Oconee Regional Airport. The suit, for which a jury trial is requested in the Common Pleas Court, names as defendants Jerry Edwards, Steve Edwards, a partnership, and a company…

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  • September 20, 2014"I AM FOR THE CHILD" Kickoff Event
  • September 20, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 20, 2014John W. Gibson Reunion
  • September 20, 2014 6:00 amCommunity Yard Sale Fundraiser
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