Candidates tout the Courthouse Inn

The two men who aspire next week to fill an empty seat on the Walhalla City Council are not ready to administer final rites to an ambitious plan to develop the former courthouse into a boutique hotel—even though the project appears to be hopelessly stalled by a lack of construction money. To the contrary, candidate Lamar Bailes declared last night […]

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Candidates show passion for Walhalla

The candidates in next week’s special election for a Walhalla city council seat displayed a passion for their city during a joint appearance last night at a forum arranged by the chamber of commerce. Both men, Lamar Bailes and Chris Grant, agreed on a pair of major issues. They like the Streetscape project the current city council is pursuing, as […]

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Burglars torched open store safe

Burglars used a torch to open a convenience store safe near Clemson, and Oconee Crime Stoppers offers a $2 thousand cash reward for information that solves the crime during the early morning hours of Thursday, November 6. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says his office will not disclose the amount of cash taken from the Bountyland Quik Store on highway 123 near […]

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VOSO disbands with an explanation

A citizen’s group that served as a voice from southern Oconee County will no longer be heard after the end of the month. VOSO, Voice of South Oconee, announced today plans to cease to exist and the end of its “what’s happening updates.” And it lays as the reason the failure of the one-cent capital project referendum last week. Here […]

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Purple Heart breakfast a grand occasion

Each year at the Veterans Day holiday time, the staff at Oconee Veterans Affairs look forward to arranging a breakfast to recognize Oconee County veterans who’ve been awarded the Purple Heart—to signify having been wounded in war or a conflict with a United States enemy. “We have a Purple Heart chapter here….and there’s about 30-40 members here,” Jerry Dyar, county […]

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Traffic accident in Seneca intersection

Two vehicles crashed this morning at a Seneca intersection, and the police attribute the accident to one of the drivers who fell asleep at the wheel. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with what the police call minor injuries. This morning’s accident occurred at 123 and 130 around 6 o’clock and involved a Honda car and a Dodge truck.

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Woman burned in home accident near Walhalla

Walhalla Fire Department received encouraging news last night about the condition of a woman burned during an accident yesterday morning at her home near the city limits.  Fire fighters received an update on the condition of the woman who was flown yesterday morning to the burn center near Augusta, Georgia.  The accident occurred when the woman, while drinking coffee, got […]

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Lee and Inabinet start new terms tonight

Two long-time Oconee County school trustees return to service tonight—having been returned to office in last week’s General Election. Jerry Lee of District One and Andy Inabinet of District Three are scheduled to take the oath of office tonight to begin new, four-year terms in office. The board of trustees meets at 6 o’clock at district headquarters in Walhalla. The […]

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