Helen Rholetter Moore

Helen Rholetter Moore, 88, of 460 Highlands Hwy., Walhalla died Monday at her home.  She was the widow of Charles Ray Moore.  The funeral will be 2 pm Friday at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Oconee Memorial Park.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Thursday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers accepted.  Memorials may be made […]

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Dexter renews call for state funding

Reg Dexter renewed his quest last night to extract a promise from state lawmakers to fully fund the Local Government Fund.  The District Five councilman says the state has an additional $1.2 billion dollars in money.  He has accused the state of failing to live up to an aid to local government commitment that costs county residents.  But it’s a […]

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County vehicles to depict “Destination Oconee”

All but one member of Oconee County Council appears satisfied with including the words “Destination Oconee” as part of the logos displayed by county vehicles—-as long as the county’s seal remains unchanged.  And that’s how the matter was left last night after County Administrator Scott Moulder said he had he called at least a temporary halt to re-marking the county’s […]

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New deal for Hangar III tabled

At least for now, there’s no new deal between Oconee County and the limited liability company Hangar III.  At the start of last night’s County Council meeting, Administrator Scott Moulder announced “new developments” which he said he could not discuss in open session and requested that first reading of an ordinance to reform and re-state a ground lease agreement with […]

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Not guilty on both charges

An Oconee General Sessions jury yesterday returned verdicts of not guilty in the case of Tyson McWhorter.  The Oconee County resident was found not guilty of possession of methamphetamine and night hunting for deer.  He was arrested last year by the South Carolina DNR whose officers had set up a decoy deer in a field off the Ebenezer Road.   […]

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Oconeean stands trial charged by the State DNR

At 2 o’clock this afternoon, the defense gets to present its case, and Oconee General Sessions Court finds out if defendant Tyson McWhorter will elect to take the stand.  In 2014 McWhorter was arrested on Ebenezer Road, in the vicinity of his home, and charged by the South Carolina DNR with possession of methamphetamine and night hunting for deer.  The […]

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Hospital system OKs new governance plan

The Greenville Health System Board of Trustees approved a measure today that paves the way for GHS to be part of a larger multi-regional health system. The new structure, approved by a 12-2 vote, will provide GHS and future partners the flexibility needed in today’s changing healthcare environment. Under the approved model, the new multi-regional system will be comprised of […]

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Re-zoning voted down in Westminster

Westminster Planning Commission reached agreement last night against re-zoning two properties on S. Bibb Street.  The applicants—Stanley and Jeannette Harden—requested a change from R-25, one-family district, to a general residential zone for 506 and 508 S. Bibb.  “The commission voted unanimously to recommend denial of the application due to the potential adverse impact of high-density development within an established area […]

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Traffic lane signs on each side of the downtown

The Streetscape contractor in Walhalla is taking steps to remind motorists that the nearest Main Street approaches to both ends of the core commercial area are reserved for left turns only.  To proceed thru the four-block area, drivers should stay in the right lane only. The left turn lanes have been striped for weeks but, according to Hutch ‘N Son, […]

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