Special election winner

November 14, 2012

At Salem, Russell Patterson out tallied Ray Cameron 36-6 to be the unofficial winner of yesterday’s special election to fill a vacancy on the town council. The seat opened when Tony Moore resigned and moved to Michigan.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Comes to Asheville

November 13, 2012

The U-S Capitol Christmas Tree is coming to Asheville, North Carolina and will be displayed Wednesday, November 21 from 1:30 p-m to 4:30 p-m at the Asheville Mall. Traveling on the back of a large truck, the tree is making an Asheville stop as it makes it way across country from Colorado. The Engelman Spruce…

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Jocassee Gorges spotlighted

November 13, 2012
Jocassee Gorges spotlighted

The current issue of National Geographic includes the Jocassee Gorges as one of the world’s 50 “last great places.” Ken Sloan, the executive director of Mountain Lakes CVB, says he had no idea the magazine was going to include the Blue Ridge foothills property as a great destination place but, in his opinion, it’s going…

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Walhalla receives improved ISO ratings

November 13, 2012

Walhalla Fire Department is alerting home insurance policyholders of improved ISO ratings received by the city. According to Chief Doug Kelley, it sets the stage for a break to the homeowners in the cost of their policies. Inside the corporate limits, the Insured Services Office rating fell from a 4/9 to a 3/9 which means,…

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Most schools hold line or improve

November 13, 2012
Most schools hold line or improve

Oconee County public schools are receiving their latest report cards, as part of an era of increasing accountability. And Dr. Mike Lucas, county superintendent, predicts that his employers, the county school trustees, will like what they see from the state Department of Education and the state Education Oversight Committee. Most county schools maintained or improved…

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Season to be thankful

November 13, 2012

Exactly one week before Thanksgiving, Oconee County‚Äôs farm interests are going to gather for their annual celebration of agriculture. Eddie Martin, district manager for the Soil and Water Conservation District, says you do not have to be an active farmer to attend and enjoy the catered meal. The night begins at 6:30 Thursday at South…

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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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