Alexander to learn more this week

November 6, 2012

Thomas Alexander, Oconee’s resident state senator, calls tragic the failure of the governor and her cabinet agency not to have done more to prevent a hacker’s cyber attack that exposed credit card and Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians. At a point, Alexander said last night, he and his legislative colleagues will address…

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Projects deemed shovel ready

November 6, 2012

The South Carolina DOT has deemed “shovel ready” four Oconee County federal-aid eligible resurfacing projects to be let next year to contract. And the public gets a chance to comment on any or all of them. The projects were selected for the 2013 Federal Match Program and are among 106 miles of roads in Oconee…

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How the election might turn

November 6, 2012

Oconee’s seven-month economic development director ventured a thought last night as to the job-creation implications in today’s elections. To the annual meeting of Walhalla Partners for Progress, Richard Blackwell indicated that moneyed people are waiting to see how the election goes before they commit to investments. Notwithstanding, Blackwell said he thinks 2013 will be special…

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One year into the Edwards administration

November 6, 2012

These are anxious times for all of the candidates in this year’s elections, but you need only turn the calendar back one year to imagine the nerves and apprehension that car dealer Danny Edwards experienced as he ran for Walhalla mayor. Speaking at last night’s Partners for Progress annual meeting, Edwards touched on what year…

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“We can’t let up, y’all”

November 6, 2012

Tangy chili on a fall night wasn’t all it took to warm the hearts for the faithful of Walhalla’s Partners for Progress. They are encouraged for the future and the change it will bring to a town known as a gateway to the mountains. After hearing the mayor say streetscape is on the way, Partners…

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The day is at hand

November 6, 2012

A light rain or, in some cases a sprinkle, has arrived in time for Election Day 2012. Apparently, however, neither rain, nor a recent hurricane, will stop the nation’s voters from their duty to elect a president. Nor will Oconee voters be stopped from finally deciding the office of county Sheriff. General Election Day is at…

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Calendar

  • September 21, 2014 1:00 pmFamily of John Wesley and Rachel Jane Smith Reunion
  • September 21, 2014 4:00 pmEbenezer Baptist Church Baby Contest
  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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