OCC gets earful during budget hearings

June 12, 2013

This year’s public hearing on the new Oconee County budgets lasted only a little more than 30 minutes. And the hearing room audience was small. Nevertheless, county leaders got an earful from a handful of speakers as to how they manage the taxpayers’ money and conduct their business. The proceeding prompted Joel Thrift, council chairman,…

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“I feel a big, obstructed barrier….”

June 12, 2013

Lyn Morrey in front of Oconee County Council said she felt “a big, obstructed barrier right here”—meaning  there should be more of a one-on-one interaction between the councilmen and their constituents. Morrey, a retired naval officer, said one reason she can’t at this time recommend Oconee as a retirement destination are the bad vibrations she…

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Saban home auction rescheduled

June 11, 2013

How does a real estate sales price of $11 million dollars sound…in nearby Rabun County, Georgia? That’s the original asking price for the Lake Burton home of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The Associated Press and an auction company handling the sale of the 9,600 square foot home report the Saban home auction has been…

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West-Oak senior to receive Governor’s award

June 11, 2013
West-Oak senior to receive Governor’s award

A senior at West-Oak High and the Hamilton Career Center, is the recipient of one award after another this year. Cassidy Westmoreland is in line for a South Carolina Careers Governor Award Student of the Year. Cassidy earned salutatorian of her class and graduated with 32 high school credits—eight more than required. She earned all…

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Burglary arrest made, items still missing

June 11, 2013

The Walhalla police have arrested a man in the investigation of a home burglary last week on Bell Mill Road. Lt. Paul Harris said Randy Lee Cantrell, 33 years old, was arrested yesterday and charged with burglary second degree and larceny. The victim’s home was entered through a back door. Taken was a pocketbook containing…

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OSB changes WHS sewer route

June 11, 2013

Action by Oconee school trustees establishes a slightly-altered route to run sewer pipe to what will be the new Walhalla High School at Picket Post. Last night the trustees approved a route of highway 11, from Scenic Heights Baptist Church to Cane Creek. The original route left 11 near the church. “This should clear our…

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