Frederick J. Mappus, Jr.

Frederick J. Mappus, Jr., 85, died Saturday, February 13, 2016.    Survivor include the wife Hallie of 56 years.   A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Friday, February, 19, 2016, at St. Mark United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Fred’s family acknowledges Oconee Hospice of the Foothills and Loving Health Care for providing compassionate care.  Memorials […]

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Businesswoman dies after accident near Walhalla

An Oconee businesswoman died in the hospital about two hours after an accident this morning on what are believed to have been icy road conditions near Walhalla.  Coroner Karl Addis says Judy Tilson, 63-year old Salem resident, died in the Oconee Memorial emergency department of blunt force chest trauma.  Tilson’s accident on n. highway 11 at the Lay Mill Bridge […]

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Car skids across Walhalla bridge

A car, believed to have been driven by a student on the way to school, skidded this morning across Walhalla’s N. Laurel Street bridge.  At that point, the police say, the car hit a mailbox, went out of control across a yard, and hit a parked truck.  Capt. Paul Harris said the impact knocked the truck into a carport.  The […]

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Meeting Thursday called off

The Oconee PRT Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016, has been cancelled. The PRT Commission will meet on February 25, 2016, to review and vote on grant applications. This meeting will be held at the Oconee Heritage Center beginning at 12:00 pm. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Red Cross assistance to fire victims

Red Cross assistance was requested this morning for a family of five whose home caught fire at Mountain Rest.  Needing help were two adults and three children as the result of a fire on the Chattooga Lake Road.  During the midnight hour, Seneca fire fighters and others were called to a structure fire on the Owens Road.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Skipp redicts record turnout

The chairman of Oconee Republicans, Bob Skipp, predicts the voter turnout for his party’s Presidential primary vote Saturday will be a record across the state, and he thinks Oconee County will be no exception to that.  Without publicly endorsing one candidate over the other, Skipp urges voters to make an “informed decision” and resist the temptation to make “an emotional […]

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Today’s Streetscape work

Workers in Walhalla’s Streetscape are planning concrete work and the start of asphalt milling on the blocks of Main Street between Ann and Spring.  Hutch ‘N Son also predicts it won’t be long before all of the new street lights are installed and working.  Black ice apparently proved a big problem through out Oconee County this morning.  The state patrol […]

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