Two applications before Oconee appeals board

Two applications were in front of Oconee Board of Zoning Appeals, at its meeting last night in Walhalla.  The board tabled action on Clements Electrical’s request for a variance to expand its warehouse.  Board members unanimously approved a special exception to allow for future expansion of the Cherokee Creek Boys School near Georgia.  The school helps children considered low level […]

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Child sex case resolved by guilty plea

A 64-year old Oconeean has been ordered to prison for 25 years to satisfy a plea of guilty this morning to the charge of criminal sexual conduct with a minor first degree.  The potential sentence for Michael Edward Burdette of the Dr. John’s Road ranged from 25 years to life.  Under South Carolina sentencing rules, Burdette must serve 85% of […]

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Dates set for two Oconee road projects

Dates were set today for the start of two road improvement projects in Oconee County. Ashmore Brothers, division of the Rogers Group, will make improvements to secondary 488, the Wells Highway, from Stephens Road to U-S 76/123; and SC 24, the West-Oak Highway, from highway 59/the Tokeena road to the Anderson County.  The work is to begin Tuesday, March 1 and […]

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Walhalla teams win robotics tourney


The VEX Robotics team of Walhalla High and Middle School took part and won the championship in this month’s “Nothing But Net” tournament at Pendleton High School. Students built and programmed a robot using the VEX platform based on the criteria of an engineering challenge. The competition is considered an important initiative in “STEM”–Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  

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Lane closure ahead for downtown Clemson

If the weather permits, utility construction in Clemson will move Thursday to Keith Street near College Avenue. Keith Street is to be reduced to one lane. The lane heading to Grouchos will remain open and become one way from Fendley Street to College Avenue. All Fendley, McCollum and Keith Street traffic will originate from Earle Street on College Avenue.  

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Good financial news for Oconee Memorial

Small, rural hospitals in states that said no to Medicaid expansion, have been disappearing from the map.  But Oconee Memorial, since its absorption by the Greenville Health System, is an exception.  Hunter Kome, president of the Oconee Medical Campus of GHS, said his hospital has been regaining market shares and, “We are the top performing campus of GHS.”  There’s also […]

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