Amendment 54 up for debate

May 15, 2013

Up for debate first thing this morning at Columbia is an amendment to allow private school and home school tuition tax credits and vouchers. And Dr. Mike Lucas, the superintendent for Oconee public schools, wants Oconee-Pickens Senator Thomas Alexander and the rest of his colleagues to vote no. Lucas blogs: “I strongly urge our senators…

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Seneca FFA awarded

May 15, 2013

The FFA Chapter at Seneca High School is one of nine programs in the state to earn a Gold chapter award, symbolic of strides made toward student development, chapter development, and community development. The award qualifies Seneca FFA to compete at the national level this fall in Kentucky for the chance to win a 3-star…

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An insider’s view of Streetscape

May 15, 2013

A Walhalla property owner who is an experienced builder gave the mayor and city council what amounted to classroom instruction, as the city embarks on a major project to inject new life into its downtown business section. The project is called Streetscape. Trehel Corporation co-owner Neal Workman gave Mayor Edwards and four of the six…

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I-85 chase turns fatal

May 15, 2013

A small car pursued by state troopers in Georgia went down an I-85 embankment and hit a tree. Yesterday’s accident left one person dead and two others injured. And parts of 85 northbound from exits 166 to 177 remained closed. Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR quoted Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas as saying deputies in Banks…

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Family members wounded and killed

May 15, 2013

A 35-year old woman accused of killing her two young children and wounding her husband in Pickens County is in the hospital under guard. Warrants charge Suzanna Simpson with the murders of seven-year-old Carly Ashelyn Simpson and five-year old Sawyer Russell Simpson. The father, Michael John Simpson, was shot and is a patient in the…

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Peace Officers’ Memorial Day

May 14, 2013

As proclaimed by the Oconee County Council, tomorrow is Peace Officers’ Day in Oconee County. Flags at county buildings are to fly half way. A proclamation requested by Sheriff Mike Crenshaw states, “It is important that all citizens know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of their law enforcement officers, and that law…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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