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A New Year’s baby has been born!

January 2, 2014

The first newborn of 2014 has been delivered at the Oconee Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman says stay tuned for the details!

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Lawsuit alleging slip and fall in OC jail dismissed

December 31, 2013

Court records show that the parties involved in a case of alleged slip and fall in the Oconee Detention Center have ended their legal proceeding. A document on file in the Common Pleas Court show the attorneys involved in Randolph against Oconee Detention Center have agreed to a stipulation of dismissal “with prejudice”—-meaning the conclusion…

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Greer man charged with arson in Oconee

December 31, 2013

A 41-year old Greer man has been charged with arson third degree—the result of a truck found burned in June in Oconee County. The Sheriff’s Office identified Coy Shane Wilson as having been booked yesterday afternoon into the Oconee Detention Center. As part of an investigation that involved Pickens County authorities, Wilson is accused of…

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Governors make friendly wager

December 31, 2013

The governors of South Carolina and Wisconsin have a friendly wager in place, on the eve of the Capital One Bowl game. If the Wisconsin Badgers win, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley must provide some of her state’s famous barbecue and beer. If the Gamecocks win, however, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is obligated to give…

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Powell’s eyes widen open for 502 E. Main

December 31, 2013

If Oconee County winds up putting 502 E. Main in Walhalla on the market, realtor John Powell says he would consider acquiring the old house. Powell has a history of preserving what’s old in that particular neighborhood. A few years ago, he saved a former Methodist church parsonage from the wrecking ball, renovated it, before…

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Investors to be sought for hotel project

December 31, 2013

Financing to pull off the conversion of the former Oconee Courthouse into a boutique-type hotel remains a problem as the year 2013 winds to a close. But John Powell and his partner intend to pursue a new strategy early next year. “We’re going to be having a meeting in February to invite anyone who would…

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2013 a very soggy year!

December 31, 2013

The rain gauge for the U-S Official Weather Observer in Walhalla did not hit 100 inches of rain during the year, but it came close. Barbara Wilson reports 2013 was the wettest year (91.36”) in her family’s record books and July the wettest month (15.13”.)

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County closing on New Year’s

December 31, 2013

All Oconee County solid waste facilities will close for New Year’s Day tomorrow.

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Electric buses to debut next week

December 31, 2013

The official date for Seneca to make the switch from gas diesel passenger buses to electric buses remains January 6. And on Monday next week the four electric buses will start to pick up passengers for rides throughout the “CAT” bus service area in Seneca and between Seneca and Clemson. Meantime, Seneca has decided to…

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McMahan: “happy” and “glad”

December 31, 2013

The lead plaintiff in a zoning challenge against Oconee County says he’s happy and glad for Judge McIntosh’s ruling which holds that a county’s zoning rules may not conflict with the protections offered under South Carolina’s Right to Farm Act. David McMahan expressed uncertainty as to the direct ramifications of the judge’s ruling, but he…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 28, 2014 10:00 amHigh Falls Church of God Homecoming
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