Clemson water taste and odor

The undesirable taste and odor that emanates from Clemson drinking water is the result of what’s called a naturally-occurring algal bloom.  According to the City of Clemson Utilities Department and the Anderson Regional Joint Water System, the algae are producing two compounds that, while not harmful to human health, make for an earthy taste and aroma many find objectionable. Rigorous testing, […]

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Phone outage subject of civil lawsuit

Disrupted landline telephone service in parts of southern Oconee County nearly two years ago is at the heart of a civil lawsuit filed this week in the Common Pleas Court.  Bellsouth Telecommunications, which does business as A-T-and-T in South Carolina, is asking for a jury trial to assess damages against S and S Construction Company of Anderson.  According to the […]

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Land deal secures important piece of Oconee history

One of Oconee’s leading historians is smiling about a land purchase that will preserve the spot from which the county’s name of Indian origin was derived.  Luther Lyle of the Cherokee Museum of South Carolina in Walhalla says an 11-year effort to acquire privately-owned property became final a week ago.  The property is home to Oconee Town, the small Cherokee […]

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Clemson rated best viewing for the eclipse

NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicts Clemson is one of the U-S cities most likely to enjoy clear weather during the August 21 total solar eclipse.  It also should have the best viewing conditions in South Carolina.  NOAA forecasts Clemson has a 75% chance of having viewable conditions on the day of the eclipse and is ranked highest […]

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Suspicious package closes City Hall

The City Hall in Toccoa, Georgia closed for much of the day yesterday as law enforcement secured a suspicious package.  WNEG Radio quoted Police Chief Tim Jarrell as saying, “A city employee went to the night drop box to retrieve payments that had been made to the city for utilities. While they were running it through the envelope opening machine, […]

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Search warrant leads to arrests in Fair Play area

Two men have been arrested in the Port Bass Community near Fair Play.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, the search warrant executed at 131 Buddy’s Drive produced drugs and firearms. Arrested were 22-year-old Terry Dwayne Smith of Buddy’s Drive and 31-year-old Jerry Mager Turner of Short Street, Fair Play. Agents from the Narcotics Division along with Investigators from the Criminal […]

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Haskell Payne

  James “Haskell” Payne, age 74, of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at North Ridge Health and Rehab in Commerce, GA. The family will receive friends at the mortuary from 2pm – 4pm Sunday. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.net. Funeral services will be held at four o’clock Sunday, June 25, 2017 fromthe Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary . Burial […]

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Neighbor allegedly burglarizes next door home

The police in Walhalla have jailed a 26-year old man who is accused of burglarizing his neighbor’s home and stealing a laptop computer.  The arrest of Justin Anthony Nathan took place yesterday.  The crime occurred May 24 at a S. Pine Street home.  Capt. Paul Harris says Nathan is accused of crawling thru attic space that connected his home with […]

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Oconee has a deal for property owners 65 and older

If you are an Oconee property taxpayer aged 65 or older, the county offers a deal.  By contacting the Auditor’s Office, you can qualify for Homestead Exemption–an exemption of taxes on the first $50 thousand value of your legal residence.  The exemption also applies to homeowners who are legally blind or totally and permanently disabled.  If you think you qualify […]

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