Fallen tree blocks Walhalla street

A tree that fell late yesterday afternoon temporarily blocked part of a Walhalla street. The fire department and others resorted to blocking N. Church near Broad Street for about one hour while the tree was removed. Last week a large tree fell onto power lines on West Union’s Main Street and created a major outage. But, in this instance, according […]

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25th year for Shining Lights

This is year 25 for the Shining Lights contest, sponsored by the Walhalla Kiwanis Club. In the Walhalla area, Kiwanis will offer awards for the best small residential, large residential, and kids choice. Judging begins at 6 o’clock Friday night, December 19. You don’t have to be present to have your entry judged, but you must be sure lights are […]

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Shoplifting mounts at Seneca store

Tis the season to give and rejoice.  But, at one large store near Seneca, it’s a season for taking.  Shoplifting incidents are mounting at the Seneca Wal-Mart, and Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks information from the public to catch a man who is suspected of having stolen computers November 29 and again this past Monday.  Deputies are looking for a white […]

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German company investing in Hart County, Georgia

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has announced that German-based Haring will locate its first U-S manufacturing facility in Hartwell, Georgia. Over the next five years, $54 million dollars is to be invested and by 2025, a total of 800 jobs are to be created. Haring makes precision components and sub-assemblies for the auto industry. The company wants to better reach customers […]

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Rail Site building upgrade

The peak shavings program of Seneca Light and Water is going to provide money that the city will use for upgrades to its building at the Seneca Rail Site, the former Prop Pex manufacturing plant. At its meeting last night, the council approved up to $500 thousand for the upgrades. In other action, the council approved the purchase of a […]

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Thief may have wanted to take a bath

The owner of a 5 X 11 trailer has been reunited with his property as the result of an investigation by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. The trailer was taken along with a bath tub from highway 59 property south of the Tokeena Crossroads. The Sheriff’s Office investigation led to larceny charges against a 29-year old Seneca area man, Wallace Dewayne […]

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Clemson sets fall graduation December 18

Around 1,300 students are in line for degrees next week when Clemson University conducts fall graduation ceremonies. Two ceremonies are planned Thursday, December 18 at Littlejohn Coliseum—at 9:30 a-m and 1:30 p-m. Both will be streamed live at www.clemson.edu/tv. A retired CEO, Steven Owings from the Class of 1975, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humanities in recognition of his […]

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Sheriff’s Office busy solving TV thefts

Oconee Sheriff’’s Office seeks the public’s help to solve the theft of a television set last month at the Seneca Wal-Mart. The shoplifting occurred when a man placed a 32-inch Vizio TV into a shopping cart shortly before 12:30 the afternoon of November 27, walked to the front of the store, lifted the TV out of the cart, and walked […]

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Tuesday hearing likely to be minus certain details

On tap at next week’s Oconee County Council meeting is a hearing to allow the public to sound off on “Project Sarah”—the county code-named project that has been revealed to involve Michelin North America. A Michelin operation, offering high-paying jobs, has been the talk all over Oconee, especially in southern Oconee where it appears destined for the county’s Golden Corner […]

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Builder unveils new plan for old courthouse

Home builder Tom Markovich sees potential for Oconee’s old courthouse and last night convinced a committee of the Oconee County Council to consider his plan further. However, before recommending that the full council vote on allowing Markovich and his partner, Herb Witter, to proceed the council’s real estate and facilities committee directed County Administrator Scott Moulder to confer with Markovich […]

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