Tax-free weekend in two weeks!

July 23, 2013

A tax-free weekend will soon greet consumers buying back-to-school supplies, clothes, household items and computers. South Carolina’s 14th annual Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a-m Friday, August 2 and finishes at midnight Sunday, August 4. According to an announcement by the Oconee School District, the county’s classroom teachers will receive a $275 check for…

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Website values return for a CU degree

July 23, 2013

A website’s list on the rate of return for someone with a college degree shows that Clemson graduates get the highest return on their college investments than those at other colleges and universities in South Carolina. AffordableCollegesOnline.org ranked the top colleges in South Carolina with low net costs in tuition and fees whose graduates have…

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ROW acquisition starts this month

July 23, 2013

The state this month begins right-of-way acquisition to allow for improvements at the tricky junction of S.C. 59 and 24 in the Crossroads Community. Senator Thomas Alexander and Representative Bill Sandifer are told in a letter from DOT Traffic Safety Engineer Brett Harrelson that additional rights-of-way will be needed to make way for adding left…

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Emergency Department soon to be its own patient

July 23, 2013

Soon some patience is going to be required of Oconee Medical Center’s emergency department. The time draws near for the start of a 12-phase renovation of the emergency section of the hospital. Pat Smith, vice president for patient care, says the work is to be undertaken in 12 separate phases, with nurse’s station the first…

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Patient numbers down and income is reflected

July 23, 2013

The consuming public simply has little time for going to the hospital in summer, and Oconee Medical Center’s financial ledgers for June are reflecting that. Kevin Herbert, finance officer for OMC, told the board of directors the budget writers were off the mark in June. “Our total consolidated net revenue was about $864 thousand under…

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Vote possible tonight on tax plan

July 23, 2013

A committee of the Oconee County Council gets a presentation tonight on a new capital one-cent sales tax plan. The council’s Budget, Finance and Administration Committee is reserving the option of taking a vote on whether to propose the tax as a referendum in the 2014 General Election. The committee meets at 6 at Pine…

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  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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