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Utility trailer stolen

May 6, 2015

A new and enclosed metal utility trailer was stolen late last month in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office hopes the public will spot the stolen trailer which is 6’ by 12’, single axle, black in color with a straight hitch. Forest River manufactured the trailer and the company’s sticker is displayed on the side, along…

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Kenneth Jones

May 6, 2015

Kenneth Leon Jones, 88, of 1196 Coffee Road, Walhalla died Tuesday at his home.  The retired mail carrier was the widower of Deeva Evelyn McDonald Jones.  The funeral will be 5 p-m Friday ay Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.  A private burial will be held.  The family receives friends from 4 to 5 p-m Friday, prior…

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Supply problems delay Streetscape

May 6, 2015

A delay in the arrival of supplies and equipment has pushed back the start of work on Walhalla’s Streetscape. City Administrator Nancy Goehle today said the start date is now Monday, May 18. Some pipe has arrived and is stored behind a construction trailer at Main and N. Spring. Meantime, utilities director Scott Parris has…

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Confederate Memorial Day observance

May 6, 2015

Confederate Memorial Day, a holiday in South Carolina, will be observed Monday. But Oconee County’s tribute to those who died in service to the Confederacy takes place this weekend in Walhalla, and everyone is invited. Retired teacher Luther Lyle, president of the Seneca Chapter of Sons of the Confederacy, says the observance will start at…

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Disengaging from bitter lawsuit

May 6, 2015

At least for now, Oconee County will ask its attorney to seek the removal of a pending legal claim in which the county is pursuing back taxes that it alleges are owed by the owners of a plane kept at the Oconee Regional Airport. Last night’s motion by Councilman Paul Cain passed 3 to 2,…

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“Rustic elegance” gets a going over

May 6, 2015

At second reading last night, an assistance agreement for the developers of a commercial business venture near U-S 123 and 93 raised questions among county officials and negative reaction from one of the public comment speakers. At the council table, District One’s Edda Cammick raised questions about whether Oconee County will wind up with the…

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Confederate Memorial Day events

May 6, 2015

Confederate Memorial Day, a holiday in South Carolina, will be observed Monday. But Oconee County’s tribute to those who died in service to the Confederacy takes place this weekend in Walhalla, and everyone is invited. Retired teacher Luther Lyle, president of the Seneca Chapter of Sons of the Confederacy, says the observance will start at…

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Jerry Lane Connally

May 5, 2015

Jerry Lane Connally, 60, of 114 Worth Street, Seneca died Sunday at his home.  He was the widower of Shirley Sue Ramey Connally.  The funeral will be 11 a-m Thursday from the Chapel of the Sandifer Funeral Home; the burial follows in the Hepsibah Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 10 to 11…

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Federal government approves Pioneer Water loan

May 5, 2015

A loan of $16.5 million to allow Pioneer Rural Water to build its treatment plant has received approval by the federal government. At a meeting today, Pioneer General Manager Terry Pruitt read a letter of congratulations from Senator Lindsey Graham. The letter, dated April 24 and addressed to Pioneer Chairman Barry Stevenson, came with an…

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Russell Johnson earns economic development credential

May 5, 2015

The project manager for the Oconee Economic Alliance, Russell Johnson, has earned the designation of South Carolina Certified Economic Developer. By completing an advanced symposium, Johnson attained the highest level of economic development education in the state. Successful completion is based on demonstrated knowledge of the curriculum and the ability to translate that knowledge into…

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  • May 5, 2015 7:00 pmOle Fashion Revival w/Rev. Tully Griggs (Alto, GA)
  • May 7, 2015Stephens Co. Special Olympics Spring Track & Field Event
  • May 8, 2015 6:30 pmFriends of Pickens Co. Guardian ad Litem Casino Night
  • May 10, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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