Walhalla to add water customers at Lake Keowee

Near Knox and Ellenburg roads, a 28-lot home development is in the works, and the Walhalla utilities superintendent says it’s a project that will add customers to the city’s outside water service territory. At City Hall last night Scott Parris, the utilities director, announced the homes are to be built by Crescent Communities and located on Lake Keowee.  Parris believes […]

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Spay/neuter fund depleted

The fund that Oconee Humane Society taps for the spay and neutering of animals has run out of money, and its officials appealed last night to County Council for more money. Humane Society believes the efforts have reduced the number of stray animals across the county, but its $60 thousand appropriation program was used up in December. The county is […]

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Streetscape bids to be received next week

Contractor’s bids to build Walhalla’s downtown Streetscape are to be received next week, and Mayor Danny Edwards says he’s hopeful those bids can be processed fast enough to allow for consideration during city council’s regular February meeting on the 17th. Meeting as committees last night, the mayor and council heard Scott Parris, the utilities director, say that he is expecting […]

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Fee in place of tax agreements

The company Borg Warner is in an expansion frame of mind at Seneca.  And last night Oconee County Council gave preliminary approval to a change in its fee in lieu of tax agreement with the company.  Officials say the expansion pertains to the Borg Warner’s operations on the Wells Highway and is unrelated to a planned Borg Warner warehouse in […]

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Old Seneca home gets reprieve

With the concurrence of the city of Seneca, a South Oak Street property owner will have 30 days to obtain the necessary financing to bring an old house up to city standards. Brenda Knox, owner of the structure on South Oak near Third, made a joint appearance with the city’s Ed Halbig in front of Judge Danny Singleton today in […]

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Duncan to vote for repeal

In Washington, the Republican-controlled House is moving today toward a vote to repeal Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act.  Congressman Jeff Duncan, critic of President Obama,  plans to vote in favor of repealing the Democratic administration-backed health insurance program.

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The Legion names Office of the Year

An Oconee sheriff’s officer has been named the 2015 American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The award, for Corp. Charles Mulwee, was presented last night during the annual Jake Robinson Law Enforcement Dinner in Seneca. Mulwee serves as resource officer for Oconee’s elementary schools. He acts as a mentor and focuses on drug prevention. The dinner is an […]

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Scott to chair banking and housing subcommittee

U-S Senator Tim Scott, serving his first, full six-year term, has been named chairman of the banking, housing and urban affairs subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development. The Charleston Republican made this statement on his appointment: “I truly believe housing is a key component of the American Dream, and I look forward to our work on the subcommittee helping […]

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Accused Oconee burglar arrested in Abbeville

The investigation of a home burglary in Oconee’s Wolfstake community has led county deputies to Abbeville, where their suspect was taken into custody. According to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, 29-year old Walhalla resident Nathan Lee Sloan was since lodged in the Oconee Detention Center. Arrest affidavits accuse Sloan of larceny and burglary first degree January 5 at a home on […]

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Upstate breathing cleaner air, however….

An official of South Carolina DHEC says Upstate residents are breathing significantly cleaner air than three years ago, but there is still a chance the region will face EPA restrictions once new emission standards are announced later this year. The comments by DHEC’s Brian Barnes were made last week to the Upstate Air Quality Advisory Committee, of which Art Holbrooks, […]

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