Concerned Citizens of Oconee Public Zoning Forum

September 15th, 2010 — 4:13am

You are invited to become more informed on the zoning issue by coming to a community meeting that is being held by Concerned Citizens of Oconee (CCO).

The guest speaker is Michael Oberndorf of the Freedom 21 Legislative Committee.

Click here for the event time and location.

Learn the real truth behind zoning and how it affects each one of us in Oconee County. You may not feel threatened yet that zoning is coming to your neighborhood, but it will come sooner or later.

  • Do you know the meaning of buzz words such as Smart Growth, Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Future Land Use Map, and the Oconee County 2028 Vision Plan?
  • Who are the NGOs behind zoning? Are you familiar with the Oconee Alliance, Advocates for Quality Development (AQD), Mountain Lakes Community Association (MLCA), Upstate Forever, and Ten at the Top?
  • Where does zoning come from? What’s behind zoning? Who really benefits from zoning?
  • Will your property be considered to be “grandfathered” when you sell it? Will you be able to hand it down to your children when you pass away?  Or will your property be heavily encumbered by County Government Regulations?

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New Coalition Member: iCaucus SC

September 15th, 2010 — 4:04am

The Coalition would like to extend a warm welcome to Wayne Middleton and the SC Chapter of iCaucus, the latest organization to join forces with the Upcountry Coalition of Conservative Organizations.

To learn more about Wayne’s group, visit

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Coalition General Meeting

September 13th, 2010 — 1:44pm

Open to leaders and members of coalition organizations.

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Upcountry Coalition Thanks Floyd Following SCGOP Inaction

June 30th, 2010 — 5:24pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—The Coalition thanks the SCGOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd for making it crystal clear where the problems lie in South Carolina politics.

At the quarterly meeting of the Executive Committee on Saturday there was no mention of the racist comments made by Senator Jake Knotts, comments which drew negative national attention.

The GOP platform clearly states: “We ask all to join us in rejecting the forces of hatred and bigotry and in denouncing all who practice or promote racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic prejudice, or religious intolerance.” Instead, there were numerous calls for Party unity.

“Although the SCGOP cannot sponsor or enact legislation, they do have an obligation to uphold the Party Platform,” said Harry Kibler, founder of the RINO HUNT.

The Coalition hoped action would be taken to reject the racist remarks of Senator Knotts and possibly expel him from the SCGOP. Instead, a wall of protection was built around Knotts during a closed sub-committee meeting prior to the general meeting.

Coalition Chairman Jonathon Hill described what happened as being “all too similar to the backroom deals of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama.”

Ronald Reagan was a great conservative and did not need to take a poll in order to decide what was right and wrong. If Chairwoman Floyd is not capable of making a decision on an issue as simple as blatant racism, she should step down from her position and allow someone with true grit and superior character to lead the South Carolina Republican Party.

Jonathon Hill

Harry Kibler


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Coalition General Meeting

June 28th, 2010 — 5:44am


  • De-brief on 2010 primary election cycle, prepare for 2010 general election
  • Outreach and advertising
  • GOP re-organization

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