Promoting agriculture education

January 23, 2013

Applications for scholarships to promote agricultural education are now being accepted by the board of the Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair. The organization awards scholarships to groups providing education and training to young people studying for a future in an agricultural career. Funds are used for special projects, workshops or camps. Scholarship requests from interested organizations…

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“Urgent matter”

January 23, 2013

A request from an Oconee industry failed to make last night’s County Council agenda. But the council acted after hearing the administrator describe the matter urgent. The council approved a resolution in support of Johnson Control’s proposal to change the way it reports financial information to the State Department of Revenue. According to Scott Moulder,…

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Old courthouse deal put off

January 23, 2013

After last night’s public hearing, Oconee County Council will wait before taking final action on allowing private developers to convert the former courthouse into a motel. Only one person spoke during the hearing. Susie Cornelius questioned how much parking the deal would force the county to surrender.  

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Aluminum recycling

January 23, 2013

Walhalla is now accepting aluminum cans to be recycled. City councilwoman Jennifer Crawford says the cans should be bagged separately and placed inside customers’ blue recycling carts. A Jennifer Crawford neighbor will now sit on the Walhalla Board of Zoning Appeals. The city council last night approved the appointment of John Michael Cox, an Oconee…

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Prescribed burn today

January 23, 2013

U-S Forest Service has announced a prescribed burn today of 225 acres at Long Creek. The burn is to take place near the F-A-A tower on Pine Mountain Road, between Black Mountain and Unity Church roads. A USFS spokesman says wind conditions are likely to blow smoke easterly, taking it south of both Westminster and…

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Vote to proceed on Sewer South

January 23, 2013

A vote last night brings sewer for southern Oconee closer to reality. A new set of consultants applied a new set of eyes of how to sewer the Golden Corner Commerce, as well as extend the service eventually to three exits on I-85. URS Consultants considered three routes and chose S.C. 59 over highway 11…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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