2007 lawsuit off the docket!

Oconee Common Pleas Court has received word of the pre-trial settlement in the case of McMahan versus Crescent Resources. It turns out to be a settlement long time in the making. According to the docket for this week’s court term, the claim for members of the McMahan family against a company that bought land in the 1960s for Duke’s Keowee-Toxaway […]

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Arrest made in golf cart thefts

Nearly one year later, law enforcement authorities have made an arrest in the case of a stolen golf cart from a home near Lake Hartwell. Oconee sheriff’s officers report the arrest of a 46-year old Anderson man. James Eric Powell of Starr was placed in the Oconee Detention Center Friday, charged with grand larceny of two golf carts one day […]

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Economist Yandle to put a wrap on 2014

In front of an Oconee County audience this week, a renowned economist will summarize the year 2014 and preview what’s likely to come in 2015. Dr. Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University, will be guest speaker for the Oconee Economic Alliance business forum at 8 a-m Thursday at Thrift Development near […]

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Horse trailer accident on n. highway 11

An accident involving a truck pulling a horse trailer closed n. highway 11 yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of the Tamassee-Salem Elementary School. No persons were injured, but a trailer carrying two horses rolled over, killing one horse immediately. Charlie King of Oconee Emergency Services said a veterinarian was called to the scene to assist the second horse, but that […]

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Domestic violence incident on Old Well Road

An incident in which a gun shot was fired toward an Oconee man’s wife landed the man in jail. According to the Sheriff’s Office, James Bradley Rogers was jailed on the charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature Thursday morning, after investigation of an incident November 22 on Old Well Road near Westminster. Arrest warrants allege […]

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Walhalla parade “is a go”

Vanessa Penton of the Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce said this afternoon that tomorrow’s parade “is a go.”  The chamber’s executive director expressed confidence that, by the 5 o’clock parade time tomorrow, the conditions will be OK.  She does anticipate drizzle at parade time, so parade spectators and participants should dress accordingly.  The parade is to be followed by […]

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Heli-basket, Inc., coming to West Union

A company which will design and engineer helicopter parts and ground support equipment is coming to West Union. And today was the day that the principals—V-J Wigington and John Tollenaere—acquired a 6,000 square foot building for Heli-basket Inc. The two shared their plans for their 6 to 8-employee operation on highway 11 across from Itron. “We design, engineer external load […]

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Changes ahead at Pickens’ senior center

A national grant will allow renovations to take place at the Hagood Community Center in Pickens, also known as the Pickens Senior Center. And a town hall meeting is planned 5:15 Tuesday evening, December 16 to discuss with community members the changes planned. Community input is welcomed. Available for the project is a $25 thousand grant from the National Endowment […]

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Top airport candidate mulls offer

Oconee’s preferred candidate to be the next county airport director may make his decision as early as today or the weekend. County Administrator Scott Moulder says he has extended an offer to an individual who is currently from an airport far away. That individual has been interviewed and he has seen the Oconee Regional Airport. Part of what attracts Moulder […]

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