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School spending raises ire of council members
June 14, 2017 – 10:04 pm
School spending raises ire of council members

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
OCSO provides vacation season safety tips

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
Men arrested on outstanding warrants

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
Oconee superintendent gets contract extension, raise

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
Walhalla Zaxby’s gets OK on building permit

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.

Honoring Their Service
June 14, 2017 – 9:49 pm
Honoring Their Service

On Monday, the Keowee Key community will host the Honoring Their Service program for the eighth year.

A job well done by county council
June 14, 2017 – 9:45 pm
A job well done by county council

Editor: I would like to personally thank Oconee County Council for their swift action on the Building Codes Department issue.

Oconee school budget gets final approval, includes raises
June 14, 2017 – 9:42 pm
Oconee school budget gets final approval, includes raises

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.

What happens if I run out of words before I am done …
June 14, 2017 – 9:28 pm
What happens if I run out of words before I am done …

Willie, I caught the opening comments of the Lou Dobbs show on June 7 and offer them here to demonstrate “brainwashing,” for lack of a kinder word.

Going out!
June 14, 2017 – 9:20 pm
Going out!

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