Prediction: wet spring likely

The SavannahRiver basin remains an abnormally dry place, but there is a prediction for a recovery this spring.  The Army Corps of Engineers calls attention to this week’s prediction from the national climate center for a 58% chance of El Nino conditions (wet) through the spring of 2015.  None of the models of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration suggest a […]

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Century Farm designation

The South Carolina Century Farms Program, administered by the Pendleton District Commission, announces that the Thrailkill Family Farm in Chester County has been designated a South Carolina Century Farm. The farm was purchased by the family in 1909, and has been continuously owned by the family since then. The farm is currently owned by C. Earl and Elizabeth Thrailkill of […]

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Cleanup crew removes meth materials near Seneca

A state cleanup crew removed meth-making materials and equipment Tuesday from an arrest scene near Seneca. South of Seneca on the Argo Road, according to the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, narcotics agents arrested and jailed Jerry Scott Gibson on charges of drug conspiracy and a temporary custody order. A warrant obtained yesterday by narcotics agents charges the 45-year old Gibson with […]

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Builder and associate eye old courthouse

Home builder Tom Markovich and an associate have something in mind for the former Oconee Courthouse, at Walhalla’s W. Main and S. Church Streets. Markovich and Herb Witter are preparing a proposal to be considered next week by the real estate, facilities and land management committee of the Oconee County Council. The meeting takes place at 7 o’clock Tuesday night, […]

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Halbig calls for a sitdown

Members of the public had things to say last night about expanding passenger bus service to the Walhalla and Westminster areas, but Oconee County Council did not receive an update on the plan to implement transit service. The reason for that, according to County Administrator Scott Moulder, is that there was no update available. There is sentiment on the council […]

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New House Speaker names committees

Oconee’s two resident members of the State House of Representatives today are completing two days of organizing for a new legislative year. After receiving committee assignments, the House stands adjourned until January 13, 2015, the first day of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly. Jay Lucas, the new Speaker of the South Carolina House, appointed Seneca’s Bill Sandifer to the […]

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Josh Stephens attends statewide meet

Oconee County’s Josh Stephens was among 50 local leaders and development professionals from across South Carolina who completed the 2014 South Carolina Economic Development Institute. Institute attendees received their Certificates of Completion during the final day of the 2014 Institute held at the City of Greer Events Complex. During the quarterly, two-day sessions, participants traveled to different locations throughout the […]

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Christmas ornaments lost in Main Street mishap

Although most if not all service has been restored, crews continued to work this morning on electric poles and lines on Main Street in West Union. The power outage that started yesterday afternoon and went several hours into the night was caused by a large tree that fell, bringing down Duke Energy and Northland Cable-TV lines. Town of West Union […]

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