An odor of smoke is in the air!

Not only are Oconeeans awaking to the realization that Donald Trump pulled off victory, but those in Walhalla are getting a whiff of the smoke generated by fires in neighbor states. According to Oconee Rural Fire Dispatch, it’s not certain whether the smoke has drifted from fires in Rabun County, Georgia or in Jackson County, North Carolina.

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America makes it choice!

  After being shut out the last two elections, Republicans are re-gaining the White House.  And they’ve done it with a government outsider who vows to make changes.  Donald Trump gave his winner’s speech around 3 this morning.  Trump was able to parlay strong support from rural voting, including Oconee County, South Carolina where the voters unofficially gave him 71.8% […]

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Oconee stays solid Republican

Oconee voters stayed loyal to the Grand ‘Ol Party, giving Republican nominee donald Trump 71.8% of the vote, as compared with 23.8% for Democrat Hillary Clinton.  It was a big voter turnout countywide, ending at 67% of those eligible to have cast ballots today.  In other race, Oconeeans preferred incumbent Jeff Duncan for Congress.  Seneca businessman and Democrat Hosea Cleveland […]

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Voters line up outside Walhalla precincts

Across the U-S the vote turnout is reported heavy.  One example is Walhalla where there is a prediction of a 4,600 voter turnout.  Within the last hour, a line of voters remained outside the fire station, home to Walhalla precincts 1 and 2.  To lessen confusion, Walhalla voters are asked to remember that they vote in Precinct 1 if they […]

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Lawyers’ inaction prompts judge’s directive

A federal judge says she is puzzled by the lack of progress to settle one of the lawsuits involving Community First Bank and its former CEO, Fred Shepherd.  Judge Mary Geiger Lewis late last month directed the attorneys to conduct mediation in Shepherd’s suit alleging breach of contract.  A year ago Lewis ordered that mediation, the process of a third […]

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Ag advisory board to meet for the first time

The inaugural meeting of the Oconee Agricultural Advisory Board takes place 6 o’clock Monday night in the county administrative complex in Walhalla.  A discussion of powers and duties tops the agenda for the group whose duty will be to advise the county council on agricultural matters and recommend ways to bolster the industry.  The council has appointed the following members […]

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Oconee had a role leading to federal indictments

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is on the list of law enforcement and other government agencies whose assistance and cooperation played a role in recent drug trafficking conspiracy indictments sought by the federal government.  Beth Drake, Acting U-S Attorney, announced last week that 15 people, including state Department of Correction inmates, have been charged with taking part in a drug trafficking […]

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Colonial Line 1 back in working order

Colonial Pipeline’s Line 1 resumed shipping gasoline Sunday morning from the Gulf Coast to as far east and north as North Carolina.  According to the U-S Energy Information Administration, the line is a key supply source for several states.  When operating at full capacity, Line 1 carries 1.4 million barrels per day of gasoline from the U.S. Gulf Coast to […]

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Political observer says watch Florida voting

Whether it’s Walhalla or Powdersville or Toccoa, Georgia voters are flocking to the polls for the long-awaited General Election.  And it has caused a veteran observer of the political scene to wonder which of the candidates, Clinton or Trump, is succeeding in getting supporters to turn out.  Darryl Broome, who worked as an aide during Gresham Barrett’s time as a […]

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