Duncan for Cruz

The campaign of Ted Cruz for President is announcing an endorsement from South Carolina’s 3rd District congressman, Jeff Duncan.  While Duncan, the Republican from Laurens, is lining up behind Cruz, two other members of South Carolina’s delegation to Washington are supporting other Republican candidates.  Senator Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush and Senator Tim Scott endorses Marco Rubio.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Work day lost to rain

Rain appears to have sidelined all work today on Streetscape in Walhalla.  Yesterday workers, for the most part, finished a new sidewalk on the south side of Main—between Spring and Catherine.  The next step:  the start of sidewalk between Ann and Spring streets.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Oconee’s financial condition draws plaudits

The financial condition and record-keeping of Oconee County drew accolades last night—mainly from an official whose firm is contracted to audit the county’s numbers.  Representing the firm Mauldin and Jenkins, David Irwin delivered a “clean, un-modified opinion” of the county’s financial records for 2014-15.  Irwin complimented the county’s finance office for helping his firm deliver an audit three weeks early […]

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Charles Glenn Fortson

Charles Glenn Fortson, 64, of 255 E. Riverbend Lane, Walhalla died Thursday, January 28 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Catherine Kay Lee Fortson.  A memorial service will be 11 a-m Thursday, February 4 at Davenport Funeral Home.  In place of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, […]

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Oconee to order new bookmbile

Although more expensive than first estimated, a new bookmobile will hit the roads of Oconee County within the year.  County Council last night approved paying Bookmobile Farber Specialty Vehicles of Columbus, Ohio $215 thousand dollars for a bookmobile that replaces the county libraries’ 1997 model with 96 thousand miles.     VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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West Union mayor seeks re-election

The West Union mayor, Linda Oliver, would like to try it again.  Oliver yesterday signed up to run for mayor in her town’s April 5 election.  So far, she has no opposition.  With Friday’s qualifying deadline looming, West Union has only one candidate for its four council seats:  David Scealf.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Council agrees to lawsuit dismissal

Oconee County Council agreed last night to the dismissal of a lawsuit that divides the council in whether the county should go forward with a claim for taxes allegedly owed by the owners of a corporate airplane.  In the second of three required readings, the council voted for a “release or order of dismissal” of the county’s 2014 claim titled, […]

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Boil water advisory repealed

Water samples taken in Clemson were found to be safe, and the city has repealed a boil water advisory that covered customers in four areas of the city.  Those water customers who live on Berkeley Court, Hill Pine Court, Evergreen, and Berkeley Drive between Evergreen and Hill Pine Court no longer need to vigorously boil their water prior to drinking […]

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An appeal to help solve a case of shoplifting

Oconee Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to identify two people as part of a shoplifting investigation late last month at the Seneca Wal-Mart.  A deputy quotes a Wal-Mart employee as saying two people, a black male and a white female, pushed a shopping cart full of laundry detergent out of the store around 7:30 Thursday morning, January 28—past all […]

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Stolen 4-wheeler found, arrest made

A vehicle identification number helped Oconee County officers determine that a stolen 4-wheeler turned up at a home near Walhalla.  A 26-year old man, Johnny Matthew Robinson, was arrested near Walhalla Monday and charged with receiving stolen goods.  On December 29, a 2003 Yamaha Grizzly 4-wheeler was reported by its owner to be missing.  As part of the Oconee Sheriff’s […]

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