Wagner: an easy Oconee winner

In the runoff to determine 10th Circuit Solicitor, it was no contest in Oconee County.  David Wagner easily carried Oconee with 83.57% of the vote, or a total of 3,270.  That’s compared to Rame Campbell’s 16.43% or 643.  These results are unofficial.  To determine the winner, the larger Anderson County vote must be factored in, and we do not yet […]

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Rabid cat in West Union!

A rabid cat has been found in West Union, the vicinity of Main Street and Torrington Road.  According to an announcement this afternoon by the Sheriff’s Office, the infected cat was captured and euthanized.  However, those who live in that area are requested to make sure their pets’ rabies inoculation and checks are up to date.  One man who owns […]

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Louise Dovie Cushman James

Walhalla, SC— Louise Dovie Cushman James, 89, wife of the late Jesse George James, of 112 Doris Drive, Walhalla, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Davenport Funeral Home chapel, with burial to follow at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends […]

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SC restaurant food grades at the touch of a button

South Carolina DHEC has launched a new web application that provides the public with risk-based inspection scores and reports for permitted retail food establishments.  At the touch of a button, S.C. Food Grades is accessible on desktop and mobile devices and includes a new interactive GIS map search tool and an advanced search tool. Using the map search tool, users […]

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August opening for charter school

The effort to open a charter school in Salem now has an opening date—August 15.  And, according to the NEXT School Eagle Ridge, August will be a definite date to open the charter school in the former Tamassee-Salem Middle and High School buildings.  Those buildings and property are to transfer this Friday to the Town of Salem and a memorandum […]

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Lightning hits historic Long Creek structure

Yesterday afternoon’s ferocious storm that hit the Long Creek-Mountain Rest area remains a conversation piece this morning in parts of Oconee County.  And, for good reason.  The sky darkened, trees toppled, and a lightning bolt made contact with Wildwater Limited’s main headquarters, a building that went up in 101 years ago and was the home of the former Long Creek […]

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Correct bills in the mail

A clerical error led to the wrong Walhalla water bills sent last week to the city’s utility customers.  Customers who came to City Hall noticed that the “read date” on the wrong bills was September last year.  Nancy Goehle, city administrator, said the staff corrected the mistake and the right bills are going out today.

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November school board elections ahead

The Oconee School District is announcing a two-week qualifying period this summer for those Oconeeans wishing to serve as county trustees—the policy-making board for the district.  Three seats are available in non-partisan contests as part of this year’s November General Election.  Those residents in Districts 2, 4, and 5 who wish to run may obtain a filing packet from the […]

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