A first step to settle a bitter lawsuit

After a closed-door session, Oconee County Council last night approved a preliminary vote to settle a lawsuit that pits the county against principals of the Daily Journal.  The lawsuit, in the name of the county’s delinquent tax collector versus Hangar III LLC and others, involves the county’s quest to collect more than $300 thousand as back taxes from the owners […]

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“Adding Art in Westminster”

The Leadership Oconee County Class of 2016 announces its group project “Adding Art in Westminster”. The project will focus on the installation of a sculpture and landscaping to the green space at the corner of Main St. and Retreat St. in downtown Westminster. To make this project happen, the Leadership class has partnered with the city of Westminster. “Public art […]

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Voter deadlines fast approaching

By now, you may have heard enough from the candidates for President and you are ready to cast your vote.  For South Carolinians, there’s a chance to be heard in next month’s Presidential preferenice primary elections.  If you are already a voter in good standing, all you need to do is show up at your polling place on primary election […]

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Tell the Forest Service what you think!

  The U.S. Forest Service seeks public comments on proposed updates and clarifications to federal regulations related to floating the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.   Existing regulations, which prohibit floating the Chattooga unless authorized by a permit, do not address the river sections within the Nantahala National Forest in […]

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Anderson residents charged in Oconee theft

The apprehension of a 24-year old man is the first of what the Oconee Sheriff’s Office hopes will be the arrests of two Anderson residents who allegedly took a contractor’s equipment last summer in Oconee County.  Authorities say Justin Brent Kirby was arrested during the weekend and charged with grand larceny in the theft of a 2015 dual axle dump […]

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Walhalla judge donned the robe a year ago

The Walhalla municipal judge is close to ready to hand the mayor and city council a report on his first year behind the bench.  It was this time a year ago, to fill the void left by Scott Sprouse, that Jim Williams took over the courtroom at Main and N. College.  After 18 years, Sprouse resigned after his elevation to […]

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Hundreds attend Lake Hartwell meeting

Property owners at Lake Hartwell may be a little more hopeful today after hearing from Georgia U.S. Congressman Doug Collins last night on the Corps of Engineers’ plan to ban permits allowing them to use lake water to irrigate their lawns and gardens. WLHR of Lavonia reported hundreds packed the Hart County Library for the meeting of the Hart County […]

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Temps in the teens delay Streetscape

At Mountain Rest, one man’s thermometer read 12 degrees this morning.  In Walhalla, the low fluctuated in the teens.  And that is why the contractor delayed the start of Streetscape work today until 9 o’clock this morning.  Despite yesterday’s cold, according to Hutch ‘n Son, A-T-and-T conduits were placed across Main Street at the Catherine Street intersection.  The plan today […]

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Westminster amends tonight’s agenda

A change in tonight’s agenda has placed the job of code enforcement officer as an executive session item for the Westminster City Council.  This evening’s meeting of the city council will be the first of the New Year for the city’s elected leadership that now includes a new mayor and three new council members.  The meeting takes place at the […]

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Steven Webb

Steven Webb, 67, of 337 Webb Drive, Mountain Rest died Monday at his home home.  He was the husband of Betty Ramey Webb.  No formal service will be held.  Family members are at their homes.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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