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Duncan describes encounter with gunman
June 15, 2017 – 12:45 am | No Comment
Duncan describes encounter with gunman | Test

As Third Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan trotted off a baseball field in Virginia on Wednesday, he gave House Majority Whip Steve Scalise a fist bump.

County files formal appeal as DOR plans to tax quarry
June 15, 2017 – 12:40 am | No Comment
County files formal appeal as DOR plans to tax quarry | Test

Oconee County is appealing a decision by the state Department of Revenue to begin taxing the cash cow that is the county’s rock quarry, which is expected to net nearly $5 million next year.

Former Obama official speaks to local Democrats
June 15, 2017 – 12:34 am | No Comment
Former Obama official speaks to local Democrats | Test

Former state Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum is a lifelong Democrat.

Friendships formed in a fellowship hall
June 15, 2017 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Friendships formed in a fellowship hall | Test

Playwright Ron Osborne was on his way to the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill, N.C., when he spotted a small church in a valley.

School spending raises ire of council members
June 14, 2017 – 10:04 pm | No Comment
School spending raises ire of council members | Test

Despite assurances from school district officials this week that they are not seeking a millage increase in this year’s budget, some members of Oconee County Council remained critical of the district’s spending plan.

OCSO provides vacation season safety tips
June 14, 2017 – 10:01 pm | No Comment
OCSO provides vacation season safety tips | Test

As families across the area prepare to go on summer vacations with the school year now finished, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is offering a number of safety tips to help area residents protect their homes and property while they’re out of town.

Men arrested on outstanding warrants
June 14, 2017 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Men arrested on outstanding warrants | Test

Two men with outstanding drug warrants against them from the Oconee County Sherriff’s Office have been arrested this week thanks to the work of multiple agencies.

Oconee superintendent gets contract extension, raise
June 14, 2017 – 9:56 pm | No Comment
Oconee superintendent gets contract extension, raise | Test

The Oconee County School Board has awarded district superintendent Michael Thorsland with a one-year contract extension and 3 percent salary increase as a result of his annual evaluation.

Walhalla Zaxby’s gets OK on building permit
June 14, 2017 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
Walhalla Zaxby’s gets OK on building permit | Test

Oconee County officials say a building permit has been approved for a proposed Zaxby’s restaurant with a drive-thru on Blue Ridge Boulevard, and county staff has confirmed that a grading permit has also been issued.

Oconee school budget gets final approval, includes raises
June 14, 2017 – 9:42 pm | No Comment
Oconee school budget gets final approval, includes raises | Test

The Oconee County School Board approved third and final reading this week of the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget representing an increase of nearly $3.3 million that includes salary increases for employees.