Oconee County

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Oconee County, South Carolina

415 S Pine St
Walhalla, SC 29691
Phone: (864) 638-4242
Fax: (864) 638-4241

On the northwestern border of SC, west of Greenville; organized Jan 29, 1868 from Pickens County. Name Origin: For an Indian word of uncertain meaning. Possibly refers to the mythical Cherokee snake dragon, or to mean 'water eyes of the hills' or 'beautiful springs.'

Area (sq mi):: 673.58 (land 625.41; water 48.17) Population per square mile: 111.30
Population 2005: 69,577 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 5.10%; 1990-2000 15.20% Population 2000: 66,215 (White 88.00%; Black or African American 8.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 39.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,965; median household $36,666; Population below poverty level: 10.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,108-$26,201
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Oconee County, Georgia

PO Box 145
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Phone: (706) 769-5120
Fax: (706) 769-0705

In northeast-central GA, south of Athens; organized Feb 25, 1875 from Clarke County. Name Origin: For an Indian tribe of Muskhogean linguistic stock; meaning of name uncertain

Area (sq mi):: 186.14 (land 185.70; water 0.44) Population per square mile: 160.20
Population 2005: 29,748 State rank: 54 Population change: 2000-20005 13.40%; 1990-2000 48.90% Population 2000: 26,225 (White 88.10%; Black or African American 6.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 1.40%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 4.40%. Median age: 35.20
Income 2000: per capita $24,153; median household $55,211; Population below poverty level: 6.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,015-$29,922
Unemployment (2004): 2.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 71.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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"Horton is thrilled about opening a new manufacturing facility in Oconee County. This plant will position Horton well to meet our growth objectives over the coming years," Cordell Dietz, Horton president and CEO, said in the release.
She was a softball sensation in her playing days, earning the 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year Award as a senior at Oconee County High School in Georgia.
The homeowners' association for Stoneledge at Lake Keowee in Oconee County sued the construction companies that built their townhomes over defects which they say caused serious water damage.
As a professional roofer, Athens Roof Experts now serves Clarke County (the cities of Athens and Winterville), Oconee County (the cities of Bishop, North High Shoals, and Watkinsville), and Jackson County (the cities of Arcade, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Nicholson, and Pendergrass) with a sizable team of roofing experts at their disposal.
Officials who performed a routine check on the inmate, who transferred from a Penitentiary in Swainsboro, Georgia, reported they found writing utensils including pens and pencils hidden in the woman's "birth canal," according to a Facebook post shared by the (https://www.facebook.com/oconeesheriff/photos/a.306507056042998.99507.124926707534368/2219694338057584/?type=3) Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
Haynie, an engineer and water manager for Oconee County, was first appointed to a citizens solid waste committee in April 2015.
Roddey graduated from Oconee County Training School and received degrees from several colleges: a Bachelors of Arts from Johnson C.
Seneca is located in Oconee County, the northernmost county in South Carolina, known for its large industrial sector of companies including Duke Energy Corp., Johnson Controls, Inc., Schneider Electric, and BorgWarner Automotive.
With more than 17,000 students and campuses in Blue Ridge, Cumming, Dahlonega, Gainesville, and Oconee County, the University of North Georgia (UNG) was created in 2013 through the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) and Gainesville State College (GSC).
Try the scenic Jocassee Gorges area in Oconee County. Bucks here get old because so few hunters are willing and able to reach them.
Sheriff Scott Berry in Oconee County, Georgia, took to Facebook to announce his decision after an ice storm slammed into the state.