The 5th State of Oconee

December 20, 2012

Organizers of the next State of Oconee Luncheon have called on the county’s first-year director of economic development to keynote the 2013 event. Richard Blackwell will give his view of how Oconee County is positioned to succeed and tell what still needs to be done. The luncheon, sponsored by the chambers of commerce, takes place…

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Way-finding signs in Walhalla

December 19, 2012

Let’s say you’re driving in Walhalla and are new to the area, and you want to find one or a number of Oconee County’s tourist and recreation spots. Ken Sloan has done some thinking on this, and he believes he has the solution. The director of the Mountain Lakes CVB is asking the leaders of…

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Golden Corner High School Basketball

December 19, 2012

In high school basketball on Tuesday, freshman Xzavier Barmore had 16 points and Marquis Hunter added 11 to lead Seneca’s boys over Wren in a road trip for the Bobcats. For the Seneca girls, Kianna Holland dropped in 42 points, but the Lady Cats still fell to Wren 75-58. Elsewhere, it took overtime for Walhalla’s…

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Fundraiser for child cancer patient

December 19, 2012
Fundraiser for child cancer patient

A fundraiser by Tamassee-Salem Elementary School for a former student, now undergoing cancer treatments, paid off today. A check for $2,208.00 was presented to the family of Alayna Cobb. Alayna, now a sixth grader at Tamassee-Salem Middle School, was diagnosed during Thanksgiving week and is currently taking chemotherapy. Accompanying the check was a box of…

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Constituents fill Whitmire’s ears

December 19, 2012

A state lawmaker admitted today his motivation to offer H.3174 is partly due to a failed attempt to convert Walhalla’s historic newspaper building into apartments for seniors who could forsake driving for walks across downtown. The project fell apart when a city regulatory board denied a zoning variance. But Rep. Bill Whitmire said a dispute…

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Josh Griffin valued new employee

December 19, 2012

Westminster leaders welcomed new city employee Josh Griffin to their meeting last night and were quick to express gratitude for his work as a sewer department supervisor. Griffin was singled out by Councilman Reid Adams, among others, for his take-charge work running a crew whose responsibility is to reduce the inflow and infiltration that seeps…

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Calendar

  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 4:30 pmCheohee Baptist Church Fall Festival
  • October 26, 2014 5:00 pmCollege Street Baptist Church's Fall Celebration
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