Oconee to buy portable recycling plant

  In the changing landscape of Clemson University, a former jewel of South Carolina hotels—the Clemson House—will soon be a goner.  And the debris from the demolition of the Clemson House is headed to an Oconee County landfill.  Scott Moulder, county administrator, made the announcement during last night’s council meeting as the council approached the purchase of a used portable […]

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Auditor’s Office attains technological breakthrough

  Edda Cammick, chairwoman of Oconee County Council, commended the county’s first term auditor, Christy Hubbard, last night for a technology achievement.  For the first time, the auditor’s office can now process vehicle registrations online.  “I’ve been whining about that for a long time and she (Hubbard) came thru for me,” Cammick said during last night’s council meeting.  

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Walhalla says no to a water rate increase

A Walhalla water rate increase during the next 12 months appears out of the question.  Councilman T-J Bagwell says his attempt to enact an increase has been rejected.  There was discussion of the next city budgets during last night’s City Hall meeting.  According to Bagwell, it appears the annual transfer from the water department to general government will drop to […]

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SC 11 road work starts tomorrow!

  Road work is set to start tomorrow on two sections of SC 11 north of Walhalla.  The work on 11 from Fowler Road to Austin Edwards Road and from Falcons Lair Road to Picket Post Road will apparently take most of the summer, with the finish date pegged September 1.  The contractor, King Asphalt of Liberty, says there are […]

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New child restraint legislation passes in Columbia

    A citation issued last week to an Oconee County driver is a reminder that law enforcement is taking child passenger restraint protections seriously.  Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says the person charged with reckless driving was a case in which a child was riding on the floorboard of the cab of the pickup and two juveniles were in the bed […]

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Judith Glatz

  Salem, SC – Judith Ann Wojcik Glatz, 73, wife of Albert C. Glatz, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at North Greenville Long Term Acute Care Hospital. A funeral mass will celebrated at held 11 am, Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Seneca. In lieu of flowers memorials in her memory may be […]

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Sheriff’s substation to open in Long Creek

Deputy sheriffs will have a greater presence in an area in far northwest Oconee County with the opening Sunday of a new Sheriff’s Office substation.  An open house will mark the event from 2 to 5 pm.  The substation is next door to the Long Creek General Store on Highway 76.  The project squares with the mission statement of Sheriff […]

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Clerk-Treasurer vacancy in Salem

Town Hall workers in Salem are pitching in to take up the slack in the vacant office of clerk-treasurer.  Mayor Dianne Head confirmed this morning that Kim Alexander is no longer town clerk-treasurer, as the result of a special meeting Monday night.  Head declined to talk about specifics of the matter, saying it’s a personnel matter.  As yet, Salem has […]

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Summer vacation tips to secure your home and property

With schools out for the summer and with the start of the traditional summer vacation season, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is offering these vacation safety tips for those who will be traveling in order to protect their homes and property while away. “While no one, not even a law enforcement agency, can ever guarantee with 100% certainty that they […]

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Workshop fails to resolve budget dilemma

  Westminster today is still trying to dig itself out of a $500 thousand dollar hole projected for the next budget year.  A City Hall workshop last night failed to resolve the difference between what Westminster expects to receive in revenues next year and what it expects to spend.  Mayor Brian Ramey this morning said, “Still digging.  Meeting again on […]

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