Pitch made for countywide hospitality tax

March 13, 2015

For the good of Oconee’s tourism and the like, a county leader proposes a countywide 2% hospitality tax—identical to the tax now charged by Oconee’s three largest municipalities. Ken Sloan, director of the Mountain Lakes Conventions Visitors Bureau, made his pitch yesterday at the business forum of the Oconee Economic Alliance. As late three hours…

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Duncan says Biden “misinformed”

March 12, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against Republican senators whose actions, he said, undermine President Obama’s negotiations with Iran for a nuclear weapons deal. The Associated Press quoted Biden as saying, “I cannot recall another instance in which senators wrote directly to advise another country — much less a longtime foreign adversary —- that the…

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Who had this year’s best tornado poster?

March 12, 2015
Who had this year’s best tornado poster?

 Adrianna Lione’s winner poster is practically as tall as she is. The second grader at Walhalla Elementary received a cash award of $45 dollars and a weather alert radio for her poster judged the best of those submitted in the annual tornado safety poster contest. That contest is sponsored by Oconee Emergency Services to draw…

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Flu strain deadly to poultry

March 12, 2015

South Carolina officials are requesting the public to keep an eye out for a strain of avian flu that has been identified in seven states and is potentially deadly to poultry. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, so far, has been identified in backyard and commercial poultry flocks, wild ducks and geese from Oregon to Arkansas. While…

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Basic training is completed

March 12, 2015

Army Private Jordan Lunsford has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. He’s the son of Becky and Jeff Lunsford of Seneca and a 2014 graduate of Walhalla High School.

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Something will be done about ISIS, says Duncan

March 12, 2015

Congress will do something to try to stop the growing threat of ISIS in the Middle East, but South Carolina’s Third District representative predicts it will be short of a declaration of war. At the Seneca Rotary Club today, Congressman Jeff Duncan said there will be an agreement to authorize a military force, but it…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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