Some primers for the November General Election

  You vote on Tuesday at the polling place in your precinct.  Your precinct and polling place are listed on your voter registration card.  However, it’s possible your polling place may have changed since the card was issued.  To be sure of the location of your polling place: ·  Visit scVOTES.org and click “Find My Polling Place” in the mySCVOTES […]

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Walhalla Partners to serve chili Monday night

Turning the clocks back one hour this weekend means that a Walhalla group will start its November meeting 30 minutes early. Dan Pollock urges everyone interested in the work of Partners for Progress to be at the Depot at 6 o’clock Monday night for first dibs on home-cooked chili and cornbread. Members are asked to bring a friend for the […]

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Walhalla Library expands its holdings

Oconee County this month bought an adjoining lot for the benefit of the Walhalla public library.  At the request of the county library board, money in the current library budget allowed for the purchase of 1.167 acres across Westview Street from the library parking lot (left).  According to Phil Cheney, library director, the additional property will serve a dual purpose. […]

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The 15th “Operation Infinity” drug sweep

Twenty-seven people are being sought in Oconee County on a variety of drug charges involving methamphetamine, prescription drugs, cocaine and marijuana.  Others sought will face charges of unlawful neglect of a child and conspiracy to manufacture meth for attempts to purchase pseudo-ephedrine above the legal limits allowed.  This is the 15th “Operation Infinity” drug round-up by the Sheriff’s Office, with […]

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Federal designation to be game-changer for Rosa Clark

  The potential infusion of $650 thousand dollars for Oconee’s one and only free medical clinic likely will improve care for county residents least able to afford it.  During last night’s annual appreciation dinner for the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, Executive Director Vickie Thompson said chances are good in January for the clinic to receive a federally-qualified designation from “HRSA”—the […]

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Business that achieved firsts awarded in Seneca

A Seneca area business, established in 1985, received one of the top honors from the Seneca Rotary Club.  David and Sara Kroeger were honored yesterday with the G-W Ballenger Award, named for an early 20th century Seneca hardware store owner.  Rotarian Debbie Dubose, who led a committee to make the selection, said Kroeger Marine Construction became Oconee’s first barge business […]

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Historic marker defaced in rural Oconee

The ranger for the Andrew Pickens District of the Sumter National Forest, Robbie Sitzlar, has confirmed reports that someone recently defaced a marker that depicts the official South Carolina-North Carolina border at Ellicott’s Rock.  The marker was created by a survey crew that sought to establish the states’ border in 1813.  Someone applied a solution of white material to the […]

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Twenty-eight graduates in the third “Citizens Policy Academy”

A graduation ceremony was held this week at the Oconee County Law Enforcement Center for the third graduating class in the Sheriff’s Office “Citizens Police Academy.” Tuesday night’s ceremony was held in the 2nd floor training room.  A total of twenty-eight individuals graduated from this year’s class, of which twenty-six were recognized in front of their families and friends.  Among […]

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