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Annual Hilton Head conference continues to raise questions
August 28, 2014 – 12:18 am | No Comment
Annual Hilton Head conference continues to raise questions | Test

Oconee County officials deserve some credit for cutting nearly $3,000 in the cost to send representatives to the S.C. Association of Counties annual conference in Hilton Head earlier this month.

Kathy Rogers: A life poured out
August 26, 2014 – 12:11 am | No Comment
Kathy Rogers: A life poured out | Test

As the executive director of the American Red Cross in Oconee County for two decades, a member of Walhalla City Council and an integral part of the Oconee County community, Kathy Rogers was a true public servant.

Solution needed for roads and bridges
August 22, 2014 – 12:10 am | 5 Comments
Solution needed for roads and bridges | Test

While there are many differences of opinion on any number of political issues, one that has almost universal agreement is the need to upgrade the quality of roads and bridges on a local, state and national level.

Broadband frustration
August 21, 2014 – 12:46 am | 4 Comments
Broadband frustration | Test

If a few years from now broadband Internet service is available throughout Oconee County with fast, reliable service at a reasonable cost, everyone will see the $15.1 million project — $9.6 million with federal funding — as a success.

School starts next week — pay attention
August 16, 2014 – 12:07 am | No Comment
School starts next week — pay attention | Test

Come Monday morning, students in Oconee County and the Pendleton area of Anderson County will be getting on school buses, riding in cars and walking to school for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

Shelter is part of answer to domestic violence issue
August 13, 2014 – 12:03 am | No Comment
Shelter is part of answer to domestic violence issue | Test

The doors will officially open Thursday for Safe Harbor’s domestic violence center in Oconee County, and while it is a remarkable and important achievement, it is only part of the answer to the issue of domestic violence in Oconee.

Light at the end of the tunnel?
August 6, 2014 – 12:55 am | No Comment
Light at the end of the tunnel? | Test

Oconee sheriff Mike Crenshaw may not have moved as fast as some had hoped in the investigation into $505,000 in missing drug money from the sheriff’s office accounts in 2009, but his announcement last week that he plans to complete his inquiry by the end of 2014 will hopefully bring light to a very dark tunnel in Oconee County’s history.

Bullying tactic or good business?
August 5, 2014 – 12:39 am | No Comment
Bullying tactic or good business? | Test

After a year and a half of posturing and not much else, the dispute between Oconee County Council and the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority over annual payments of $610,000 due to the sewer authority has reached a stage where the courts will now likely have to settle it.

Hilton Head: Worth the money?
August 1, 2014 – 12:15 am | 4 Comments
Hilton Head:  Worth the money? | Test

Oconee County is sending a total of seven people — including four councilmen — to Hilton Head for the S.C. Association of Counties annual conference, which starts today and runs through next week.

Time has come for us to repay Rogers
July 29, 2014 – 12:14 am | No Comment
Time has come for us to repay Rogers | Test

Kathy Rogers is not used to being on the receiving side of help from the people of Oconee County — she is usually the one providing assistance to those in need.