Libraries to pursue private money-raising arm

Oconee Memorial Hospital and Tri-County Technical College have them. So, why not the Oconee County public libraries. Danny Day, library board chairman, announced last night that the library system will pursue the creation of a foundation, an arm to raise money from the private sector for the betterment of the public libraries. Day says a successful foundation that raises money […]

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Cain’s advice: “Don’t lose heart”

Trustees for Oconee public libraries received the following advice last night from County Councilman Paul Cain: “Don’t lose heart.” A visitor at the trustees’ meeting, Cain urged the board to not become discouraged by the defeat of last year’s referendum that would have built new libraries and renovated others. Cain said the result showed voters simply aren’t willing to pay […]

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Walhalla area woman missing

 A 69-year old Walhalla area woman remains missing this morning and is the subject of an alert to the public. 417 Snead Road, Walhalla is the last known address for Lorraine Anne Leiss-Lee, but Oconee deputies believe she has not been at that address for the last three weeks. Deputies say there have been no recent sightings. Out of concern […]

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Hearing in Brookshire versus Community 1st Bank

A judge said today he’ll be “hard-pressed” at the pre-trial level to throw out the claim filed by a Hilton Head Island woman against the Oconee County-based Community First Bank. Common Pleas Judge Lawton McIntosh made the comment to attorneys as a hearing came to a close at the Oconee Courthouse. However, McIntosh held off issuing his ruling. The judge […]

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Neighbor charged with burglarizing home

A 46-year old Oconee County man has been arrested and charged by the Sheriff’s Office with twice burglarizing the home of a neighbor. The Sheriff’s Office reported the weekend arrest of Donald Jay Davis charged with larceny and burglary second and third degree at a neighbor’s home—a home for sale on Beth Lane between Seneca and Clemson.

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Trees coming down!

Walhalla began to tear down its Bradford pear trees that line a four-block area of Main Street downtown.  The tree-cutting began this morning on Main near Ann Street in front of the Walhalla Steak House.  It’s the first visible sign that Streetscape is starting.

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Emails made available to County Council

As instructed by Oconee County Council, the office of County Administrator Scott Moulder has made available to the five council members unredacted emails that specifically relate to a lawsuit that challenged the county’s agriculture residential zoning classification. Moulder told 96.3/WGOG NEWS this morning those emails, in binder form, were made available to the council members before the start of last […]

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Library trustees meet tonight!

The regular bi-monthly meeting of the board of Oconee County library trustees takes place tonight, and everyone is invited to be present for topics that will include changes to library policies and planning for the future. The trustees’ meeting takes place at 5:30 at the Seneca Library at 300 E. S. 2nd Street.

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Heavy fire damage to Seneca home

Seneca Fire Department assesses heavy damage to a home this morning near the 123 By-Pass. But all five occupants at 718 Evelyn Drive are OK, and all fire fighters have been accounted for. Chris Cartee, spokesman for the department, said it’s too early to ascribe a cause for this morning’s 2 o’clock hour fire, but an investigation is underway. By […]

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Campuswide dialogue on race and diversity

The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University kicked-off events for the second half of its year long series “Race and the University” with a dialogue about the events that unfolded last summer and fall in Ferguson, Missouri. This spring’s schedule includes conversations aimed at a campuswide dialogue about race and diversity at Clemson—past, present and future. A […]

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