Job-creation projects on the agenda

November 29, 2012

Two projects intended to create local jobs are up for action during next week’s meeting of the Oconee County Council. The council is to consider an ordinance and a resolution that help sweeten the pot for the A.I.D. Company, the county’s manufacturing acquisition of last summer. Councilmen are being asked to consider first reading of…

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Moulder: What do I do?

November 29, 2012

Oconee County recently bought property envisioned as the spot to build a new jail. But what now? At Tuesday’s meeting of County Council, County Administrator Scott Moulder seeks direction from council regarding the detention center.

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Cell tower proposed in eastern OC

November 29, 2012

A Georgia company has made application to Oconee County to put up a 195-foot cell tower in the eastern part of the county, at 321 Lawrence Bridge Road. The applicant is Highwood Towers LLC of Dunwoody. Josh Stephens, Oconee County zoning administrator, says all cell tower requests must be approved as special exceptions by the…

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Steroid-era stars Bonds, Clemens, Sosa on Hall of Fame ballot

November 29, 2012
Steroid-era stars Bonds, Clemens, Sosa on Hall of Fame ballot

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa, three of the biggest names of baseball’s steroids era, all of whom were tainted by accusations that they used performance-enhancing drugs, appear for the first time this year on the Hall of Fame ballot, which was released Wednesday. Members of the Baseball Writers Association of America, who vote…

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Pickens Sheriff-elect names number two

November 29, 2012

Pickens County Sheriff-elect Rick Clark has named his number two officer-in-charge for his new administration that takes office January 1. Clark’s choice for chief deputy is Creed Hashe, a 25-year law enforcement veteran and, for a time this year, a candidate for Anderson County Sheriff, before dropping from the race. Hashe is a former Anderson…

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Interviews have yet to begin

November 29, 2012

Twenty-six applications are on file to be the next police chief in Westminster. Applicants have filed from all over, according to city administrator David Smith. The plan, he says, is for a committee to whittle down the number of applicants and schedule a first round of interviews. Besides Smith, committee members are Mayor Rick McCormick,…

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  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
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