County help for two existing employers

Oconee County is completing deals to lend a hand to two of the county’s employers, and the public will have a say beginning Tuesday next week. At its 6 o’clock Tuesday evening meeting at Pine Street, the council has scheduled hearings on an amended and re-stated fee-in-lieu of tax agreement with Borg Warner Torq Transfer Systems and a FILOT for […]

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Contestant field set for Miss Oconee Belle

One dozen young ladies are in the field to compete to be the first Miss Oconee Belle. The Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the pageant, Saturday April 11 at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium. The doors will open at 4:30 for a 5:00 start. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. This pageant was created as an opportunity for […]

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Oconee gets ready for historian types

A week from now, Oconee will host an annual get together of the Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies. In a meeting this morning at the Lunney Museum on Seneca’s Silk Stocking Hill, finals plans for the April 9-11 event were being reviewed. Besides the normal business of the group’s membership, the three days next week will serve to […]

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We’re 75,000-plus!

For the first time, according to government counters, Oconee County’s population has exceeded 75,000 inhabitants. 75,192 people made Oconee their home in 2014, according to the latest estimate from the Census Bureau. The number is an increase of 279 from the 2013 estimate. The next official nationwide census will take place in five years, but from year to year in […]

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Prisoner’s request called “frivolous”

State prisoner Dan Temple Jr. says his due date to be released is September 1, and when he is freed he wants protection from law enforcement. But, after hearing Temple’s plea yesterday, Oconee Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh denied the prisoner’s request for a restraining order against the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. McIntosh termed Temple’s request frivolous and told him he […]

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Plans set for communitywide service

Plans are set for Walhalla’s communitywide Good Friday service. It’s an opportunity for worshippers from all faiths to congregate for the Easter season. This year’s service will be Friday at College Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Reid the speaker. A meal will be served at noon. The service begins at 12:30.

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