Dual honors accorded

Walter Torres, Walhalla businessman and board member of the Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce, was honored with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Torres is an Anderson University graduate with a degree in business management.  Our earlier story failed to mention that the Walhalla chamber received an award.  That award, for […]

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Holiday closings include solid waste facilities

Closings for the Thanksgiving weekend include OconeeCounty solid waste facilities.  All solid waste facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.  However, all recycling centers will be open Wednesday—the day before Thanksgiving.  Walhalla has announced that residential sanitation will be picked up Wednesday instead of Thursday this week.  Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege is closing two days this week.  The college will close […]

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Scam warning from Sheriff’s Office

Law enforcement hopes to turn the tables on a telephone caller who claims to be a law enforcement officer. Around 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, Oconee County Dispatch received a complaint from a man who said his wife had received a call from an individual who claimed an outstanding warrant required her to buy a Green Dot card but not to […]

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Walhallans fall victim to scam

The Walhalla police are alerting the public to a scam in which the perpetrators use a telephone pitch to solicit money from their victims. Lt. Paul Harris says some members of the city’s Latino community, in particular, have been victimized by a telephone caller who purports himself to represent a loan company and who tells his caller that the power […]

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Friday fire and car accident

A Friday afternoon car accident required the arrangement of a medical airlift from a rural part of southern Oconee County. A car hit a tree on Lakeshore Drive and the injured driver was sent to a Greenville hospital. A Friday fire near Seneca left a homeowner with burns to his right arm. According to Seneca fire fighter Sean Watkins, a […]

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Dual honors accorded!

Walter Torres, Walhalla businessman and board member of the Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce, was honored with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Torres is an Anderson University graduate with a degree in business management. Our earlier store failed to mention that the Walhalla chamber also received an award. That award, […]

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Oconee seen as tourist destination

An Oconee County councilman envisions his county as a destination for international tourism. And the reason for that, Paul Cain says, are Oconee County’s abundant natural resources—it lakes, its rivers, and its high elevations. Cain made the comments as he spoke to an Oconee Chamber of Commerce committee meeting today in Seneca. Early next year the study of the past […]

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Building completion next week no longer likely

The combination coroner’s headquarters and sheriff’s substation at the Oconee hospital now appears unlikely to be completed by next week, according to a county spokeswoman. There are still a few issues remaining, such as the gutters, electric work, and still no furniture. The parking area is currently being graded. Amanda Brock, speaking for County Administrator Scott Moulder, said, “The phone/internet […]

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October’s job picture in South Carolina

Oconee’s jobless numbers in October dropped below the state average. The state saw a slight increase in those who filed claims for being out of work. Oconee’s October figures dropped 0.5% to 6.3%. It was 6.8% in September. According to the Department of Employment and Workforce, South Carolina’s labor force hit an all-time high in October, but the state’s seasonally-adjusted […]

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Promising prospect for Golden Corner park

With his fingers crossed, Paul Cain today expressed confidence that within the next few weeks or a couple of months an Oconee County industrial park will no longer be an empty place. Oconee’s newest and youngest county councilman told a group in Seneca that he and county leaders are confident that an announcement is imminent of the first tenant at […]

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