Auditor requests a determined effort

November 21, 2012

Oconeeans who own vehicles and boats are meeting their obligation to pay their property taxes, but the county auditor says airplane owners are falling short. Auditor Ken Nix asked the County Council last night for a determined effort to collect more than $267 thousand in back taxes that Nix says is owed on nine of…

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Coaches Select 10 Furman Paladins All-SoCon

November 21, 2012

Five Furman Paladins have been named first team All-Southern Conference by vote of league head coaches, who today announced conference honors that included 10 Paladins.  Named All-SoCon first team were running back Jerodis Williams, tight end Colin Anderson, offensive tackle Dakota Dozier, and defensive end Josh Lynn. Williams was also the league’s top choice for…

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Christmas tree growers expect good season

November 20, 2012
Christmas tree growers expect good season

South Carolina tree sales were up 15% last year, and growers expect another strong year, according to Steve Penland, York County tree grower and executive secretary of the S.C. Christmas Tree Association. Another grower is George Kessler. He operates Hilltop Christmas Trees and, since 1971, has been growing trees in the Central area. Kessler believes…

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West-Oak Coach Brannon Resigns

November 20, 2012

West-Oak High School is in the market for a new football coach.  The resignation of head coach Jay Brannon has been confirmed to 96.3 WGOG News by Earnestine Williams, Director of Human Resources for the School District of Oconee County.  Athletic Director Tim Sheriff says Brannon met with his coaches and team Tuesday afternoon to…

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Governor and the latest on cyber attack

November 20, 2012

Governor Nikki Haley said South Carolina now knows the identities of its taxpayers whose private information was breached in the cyber attack and those breached will be notified by mail. In other highlights from the governor’s news conference this afternoon, she announced the resignation of James Etter, the Department of Revenue executive director, effective December…

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Jobless rate drops again

November 20, 2012

October’s jobless figures for South Carolina show, once again, the number of individuals unemployed but actively looking for new work has dropped. For Oconee County, it’s the second straight month of lower numbers on the unemployment rolls. October’s rate is 8.4%. September’s was 8.6%. In October one year ago, the unemployment rate stood at 9.5%.…

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  • December 23, 2014 5:30 pmA Laidback Candlelit Service
  • December 24, 2014 6:00 pmChristmas Eve Worship
  • February 7, 2015 7:00 pmRelay for Life of Oconee Fundraiser
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