Extension granted Courthouse Hotel project

After an executive session Tuesday night, the Oconee County Council voted to allow more time to the courthouse hotel developers.  A due diligence agreement was to have expired next week, but the council has extended the agreement with Tom Markovich and Herb Witter until April 15, 2017.  Markovich told 101.7/WGOG NEWS, . “The due diligence period is a time allotted […]

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Westminster power rate to remain as is

No increase in Westminster electric power rates is expected through next year.  Mayor Brian Ramey says a budget meeting yesterday at the PMPA—the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency—determined that the wholesale power consortium has no need to raise charges during 2017.  Westminster is one of 10 cities that buy electricity produced by a Duke Energy nuclear unit for re-sale to their […]

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Mary Jo Garrison Moody

Walhalla, SC— Mary Jo Garrison Moody 83, wife of the late Charles Franklin Moody, of 221 Thompson Avenue, Walhalla, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Oconee Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Davenport Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.          

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Jack Harrison Rochester Jr.

Walhalla, SC— Jack Harrison Rochester, Jr., 69, husband of Lois M. Rochester of 150 Edward Lane, Walhalla, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Salem Seventh-Day Adventist Church with burial to follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Cashiers, NC. The family will receive […]

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McCall donation resolves emergency Rock Crusher need

The donation by a member of Oconee County Council resolved an emergency need last spring at the county Rock Crusher, and the county last night formally thanked Councilman Wayne McCall for his generosity.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, read into the record a letter of gratitude from Rick Martin, quarry manager, for McCall’s donation of pieces of steel that were needed […]

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Voters Tuesday should be patient

At times, voting lines will be long on Tuesday in Oconee, but the county’s elections office promises everything will be done to avoid wait times.  Still, those voting at the polls are requested to be patient.  There are things that individual voters can do to speed the process. Go to scvotes.org and view their sample ballot, be ready to vote, […]

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Hunters snare 47 bears during 2016 season

Hunters took 47 bears during the recently-completed season across Oconee, Pickens and Greenville counties.  The DNR’s Tammy Wactor said the plentiful crop of acorns on the ground along with the warm, dry weather resulted in fewer bears on the prowl for a food supply.  Wactor says dry conditions impede hunting dogs from picking up a bear’s scent. Twelve of the […]

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Industry park in line for entranace road

  A three-party agreement will allow for funding to build an entrance road to 100 acres of property near Seneca that that the county’s economic development recruiter has described as a must before the property’s potential can be realized.  Oconee ‘s 100 acres adjoin Seneca’s part of the industrial park known as the Seneca Rail Park off Shiloh Road adjoining […]

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Vanessa Penton to direct one chamber organization

Walhalla’s Vanessa Penton will direct the new Oconee County Chamber of Commerce. Announcement of the selection of Penton’s appointment as the executive director was made by Sam Dickson, chairman of the new organization.  The chambers of commerce in Seneca, Walhalla, and Westminster are now under one umbrella organization.  Penton has served as the Walhalla chamber executive director since 2012.

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Sheriff pursues idea of armed school personnel

  The Oconee County sheriff is pursuing the idea of armed school personnel and trained to protect the lives of students and others in the event of a dangerous school situation.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw broached the idea last night to members of the county council and plans to report back once he ascertains the legality of arming school personnel.  Crenshaw […]

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