Not one dollar more

March 19, 2013

The local taxes that Oconeeans pay through the years for their public schools have made for dramatic knock-down, drag out sessions with the County Council. But Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent for school district operations, envisions a budget process without major squabbles. Because, as Thorsland put it today, district administration expects to recommend holding the…

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Lady Gamecocks set for NCAA Tournament

March 19, 2013

The women’s NCAA basketball tournament field was announced on Monday, and defending champion Baylor, along with Connecticut, Notre Dame and Stanford, all earned Number One spots, the first time the same four teams got the four top seeds in consecutive seasons. The tournament will get underway on Saturday. South Carolina’s women’s basketball team (24-7) earned…

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Liquor-by-the-drink vote today

March 19, 2013

Voters in the Franklin County, Georgia town of Carnesville are voting today on whether to allow liquor-by-the-drink. According to Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR, the referendum was created several months ago when the Carnesville city council approved putting a request from the owner of a restaurant to the electorate. The Carnesville mayor has said that, until…

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Redesigning Grade 12

March 19, 2013

By the time public school students arrive at the 12th grade, they tend to coast through their final year of high school. But, perhaps, no longer. Dr. Mike Lucas, Oconee superintendent of education, today announced the 12th grade school year is being redesigned, with the help of Tri-County Technical College. “Try to make it more…

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Duke files for rate increase

March 19, 2013

Duke Energy Carolinas filed yesterday with the South Carolina Public Service Commission a request to raise electric rates by about $220 million—an overall increase of 15.1%. However, the average rate increase applying to Duke’s residential customers would exceed 16%. Duke gave this example of how a residential customer would be affected: “Today, a residential customer…

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Indictment alleges lottery money embezzled

March 19, 2013

A Richland County grand jury has indicted a 55-year old Columbia man on the charge of embezzling money belonging to the South Carolina Lottery. Attorney General Alan Wilson says the indictment charges that Anthony McNeil, while a lottery financial division employee, embezzled more than $100 thousand between April 2010 and August 2012. The felony offense…

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