County finds money to buy 123 property

Oconee County Council gave first reading last night to an ordinance transferring $700 thousand dollars for the purchase of highway 123 property.  The action is seen as a step toward finding a permanent home for a county agriculture center, but some members expressed concern about the costs to operate and maintain such a project.  The council acted after 15 people, […]

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New air quality standards

The group Clean air Upstate announced that the EPA put into place new nationwide air quality standards last week that call for strengthening the attainment level from 75 parts per billion to 70 ppb.  There are indications that the Upstate, including Oconee County, would be in compliance with the new standards as the highest testing monitor in the region had […]

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Flood relief effort to be organized in Walhalla

Ministers are uniting in Walhalla to organize a relief effort to benefit South Carolina flood victims.  And one minister, Richard Reams of St. Luke United Methodist, has spoken to Mayor Danny Edwards about city government and the churches supporting a drive to collect all sorts of necessary supplies for those impacted by torrential rain last weekend.  The mayor invited Reams […]

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You can help in South Carolina’s time of need

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For those who want to help with disaster efforts, the best way is to make a monetary contribution to one of the many Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs).  The agencies are listed on South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division’s website:  http://www.scemd.org/recovery-section/donations-and-volunteers. Cash, which can be used immediately in response to a crisis, allows organizations to purchase or provide exactly what […]

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2015 numbers for Walhalla Pool

On the average, the Walhalla Municipal Pool accommodated 80 swimmers a day last summer.  Staff counted one adult and 63 children taught to swim.  Depending on the day of the week,15-25 people took part in the exercise classes.  The numbers were reported by Mayor Edwards during last night’s meeting of Partners for Progress.   VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Priorities and needs for Walhalla

Partners for Progress have settled on what they consider to be the top four needs and priorities for Walhalla.  The four top stores which should be Walhalla’s goal were announced during last night’s Partners meeting.  They are German restaurant, coffee shop, outfitter and hotel.  The following three investments are being recommended “(1) Professional City Planner/Manager/Funding Coordinator, (2) Master Plan to […]

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Theft at Applewood Shopping Center store

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If you can provide information that helps solve a recent crime at a store near Seneca, you can qualify for a cash reward through Oconee County Crime Stoppers.  The Sheriff’s Office calls what happened September 9 at the Seneca Game Stop at the Applewood Shopping center a case of shoplifting.  A customer presented a credit card to pay for a […]

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