Superintendent’s package nears $175K

June 12, 2013

Oconee school trustees continue to like the job done by their county superintendent of education. They’ve extended the contract employment of Dr. Michael Lucas one additional year and raised his salary by two percent. Board Chairman Andy Inabinet told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning Lucas’s base salary is approximately $149,300, but his total package—counting annuities—approximates $175…

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Hulse: a certified clerk to OCC

June 12, 2013

Oconee County’s Elizabeth Hulse is one of 24 clerks to county councils statewide who successfully completed a training program conducted by the South Carolina Clerks to Council Association. On top of that, Hulse has been receiving congratulations recently for having written an article about the roles and responsibilities of county council clerks. The article appears…

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Westminster to repeal ordinance

June 12, 2013

Westminster city leaders have given first reading to repealing an ordinance under which the city tows cars parked on city streets between the hours of 2 and 6 a-m. One problem with enforcement, according to City Administrator David Smith, is that with only 11 city streets, most of Westminster’s roadway space are state roads passing…

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Public meeting tonight in OCC chambers

June 12, 2013

Oconee County tonight will host a Duke Energy public information meeting on the process to re-license the Keowee-Toxaway project. Everyone is invited at 6 o’clock to the County Council Chambers.

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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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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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