Money donated this week helps those with intellectual disability

The Knights of Columbus will raise money this weekend to help people with intellectual disabilities.  Members of the organization will be at Bountyland Quik Stop, Bi-Lo Grocery, and Wal-Mart to accept donations.  Last year the Knights supported classroom teachers in 22 schools and the Oconee County Tribble Activity Center. Pictured is Larry Patten with Blue Ridge Elementary in Seneca one of […]

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Light plane crash near Walhalla leads to civil suit

Court papers claim that as a result of a plane crash near Walhalla a Texas woman now has a great fear of traveling on airplanes.  An attorney for LaDonna Patterson has filed a damage lawsuit against Gary Schmidt and Just Aircraft, alleging she suffered “significant physical injuries.”  According to the allegations, Patterson was a passenger in a plane owned by […]

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Crimestoppers paid reward money in March

A tip to Crimestoppers of Oconee County led to an arrest in the month of March and the payout of reward money.  Because of the anonymity and confidentiality of Crimestoppers, the Sheriff’s Office won’t give specific details of the tip.  Between April 2013 and April this year, the Crimestoppers board paid approximately $5,425.00 in reward money for 38 cases where […]

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South Carolina support for Neil Gorsuch

  South Carolina’s U-S senators are speaking out in support of Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court nominee.  Scott spoke on the Senate floor and Graham predicted Gorsuch will win nomination.  When the Senate takes its vote will determine whether Graham can honor a commitment he has made to attend Saturday’s convention of Oconee Republicans in Walhalla.

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Conservation Bank unfused by Duke donation

The receipt of a $600 thousand dollar contribution by Duke Energy means the Oconee Conservation Bank Board can do business.  This money can be used to award grants to Oconee landowners who are willing to conserve their land.  According to Shea Airey, a landowner must apply to the OCCB. The OCCB then evaluates the merit of the project based on […]

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Splash pad test run made Tuesday

The contractor who has added a splash pad on the grounds of the Walhalla Municipal Swimming Pool conducted a test run Tuesday.  And, when the switch was thrown, water came out.  Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford says she has a video showing water flowing and, she says, “Everything looked great.”  The plan is to have the splash pad in operation as an […]

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The 16th “Operation Infinity” is underway

If you see a police car in your neighborhood, chances are the cop is looking for Oconeeans named in 32 arrest warrants.  The Sheriff’s Office 16th “Operation Infinity”—with the help of two municipal police departments—is underway across Oconee County.  By 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon, nine people had been arrested.  Some of them are being accused of unlawful neglect of children […]

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A storm to remember!

April showers bring May flowers.  The torrential downpour, the thunder, the lighting—all of it something to remember about spring 2017.  It also was a reminder of the pitfalls that wet roads and pavement create.  At one point yesterday, emergency departments across the Greenville Health System, including Oconee Memorial’s, treated five weather-related injuries. Three involved motor-vehicle accidents, although at least two […]

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Hubbard Paving willing to do the job!

Walhalla officials say the city received one bid to re-surface the Littleton parking lot, which has been leased to the city as part of Walhalla’s continuing effort to inject new vitality into the downtown.  Scott Parris, interim administrator, says Hubbard Paving’s offer to re-pave the parking lot off Main Street is $24,125.  That bid will be submitted to the city […]

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