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Today’s forecast: Wintry mess
February 1, 2010 – 10:05 am
Today’s forecast: Wintry mess

Oconee and Pickens government officials were busy Friday fine-tuning their emergency preparedness plans. Road crews in both counties will be on standby over the weekend to make sure roads and streets are accessible for the rush back to work on Monday.

Cost of outsourcing reassessment still a mystery
February 1, 2010 – 9:59 am
Cost of outsourcing reassessment still a mystery

Oconee County officials appear to be treading on uncharted waters by moving toward having a private firm shoulder the responsibility of undertaking this year’s reassessment of property values.

Four suspects face charges in shooting
February 1, 2010 – 9:57 am
Four suspects face charges  in shooting

Seneca police arrested three Westminster residents and another from Mountain Rest late Friday afternoon and charged them in the drive-by shooting of a Seneca home last Sunday.

College sports contain little parity as far as championships
January 29, 2010 – 4:27 pm
College sports contain little parity as far as championships

As an avid supporter of Major League Baseball, I get extremely tired of hearing how only a few teams have a chance of winning the World Series as compared to other sports.

Local reaction to State of Union address
January 29, 2010 – 4:24 pm
Local reaction to State of Union address

Following Wednesday night’s State of the Union address given by President Barack Obama, local legislators, experts and citizens are speaking out.

Music: a powerful healing tool for Haiti
January 29, 2010 – 4:24 pm
Music: a powerful healing tool for Haiti

With more than 150,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands more people displaced, the earthquake that rocked Haiti is continuing to cause havoc.

Many hands make light work
January 29, 2010 – 4:20 pm
Many hands make light work

When I was a little girl my grandmother said, “Many hands make light work.” At the time I didn’t care for the phrase because it meant chores had to be done.

Oconee joins effort to boost horse industry
January 29, 2010 – 4:19 pm
Oconee joins effort to boost horse industry

State Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers addresses equine industry supporter at event in Anderson

Oconee reassessment to go private
January 29, 2010 – 4:15 pm
Oconee reassessment to go private

Oconee County is taking the necessary steps to hire a private firm to do this year’s reassessment of property values.

Procurement Office Director Robyn Courtright said Thursday that she is working with County Assessor Leslie Smith to try to put out a Request for Proposal (RFP) by early next week.

Upstate Gymnastics gearing up for annual Tiger Paw Classic
January 29, 2010 – 4:14 pm
Upstate Gymnastics gearing up for annual Tiger Paw Classic

When the top comparison for your event is a trip to Disney World, it’s obvious you’re doing something right.