“I really have no comment on that”

Here’s is an addendum to our story about Oconee Public Defender Wilson Burr’s interest in running for Circuit Solicitor.  Asked by 101.7/WGOG NEWS, if he is critical of how current Solicitor Adams has so far handled the Hammond death investigation and, if he were in office, how he would have handled it, Burr said, “I really don’t have a comment […]

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Prepare for severe flooding

“The heaviest rainfall is still to come.” And the state Emergency Management Division urges all South Carolinians to be prepared and ready “to act upon official instructions from preparedness officials.”  If flooding occurs in your area, do not walk thru moving water, do not drive into flooded areas, be aware of electricity issues, and do not walk thru flooded waters.  […]

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The latest on a two-stage investigation

The police in Seneca have worked thru the week on a two-part investigation that began Monday night at an apartment project on Lindsay Road.  The police narcotics unit followed up on the discovery of a meth lab at Fair Oaks Village, after officers earlier investigated a shooting there.  That shooting, Chief John Covington said today, is believed to have been […]

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Wilson Burr’s political aspirations in 2016

The Oconee Public Defender, Wilson Burr, has tendered his resignation, effective December 31, and says he is considering a run next year for 10th Circuit Solicitor.  The office is now held by Chrissy Adams.  Burr this morning described his political plans for 2016 as exploratory and depends on further feedback he receives from the community.  Burr says he’s motivated to […]

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Fair cancels the rest of its run!

For its remaining days, the South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair has cancelled all activities.  Chairman Stanley Gibson made this announcement this morning:  “Due to the forecast of excessive rain, and in the interest of safety for our patrons, volunteers and workers, all activities of the SC Foothills Heritage Fair have been cancelled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  We thank everyone […]

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Tell your story in “The Whisper Room”

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A small studio, resembling what you’d see in a radio station, has been assembled in the main branch of the Oconee Library in Walhalla.  It’s there to record Oconee County residents to tell the stories of their county’s history.  The project by the library, in partnership with the Heritage Center, is underway with the first focus being stories of the […]

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“Tentative solution”

Behind closed doors next week, Oconee County Council is scheduled to discuss a contract matter with the Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  Larry Brandt, attorney for the Sewer Authority, is sensing a tentative solution is possible for the dispute over an annual $610 thousand payment.  Brandt says he has met about this with County Administrator Scott Moulder. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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A Walhalla welcome to Zaxby’s

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A regulatory board at the Walhalla City Hall took a pair of votes that amount to a welcome to the city’s next restaurant.  The planning commission voted to recommend the annexation of a little more than one acre of property on which an Athens, Georgia man is to build a Zaxby’s Restaurant.  The planning commissioners coupled that vote with one […]

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Heavy rain preparations started

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South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) crews in every county across the state spent Thursday preparing for floodwaters predicted to impact South Carolina from Hurricane Joaquin. Crews in each county spent Thursday gathering and preparing debris-clearing equipment, including heavy equipment, chainsaws, and other items used to remove tree limbs and debris from roadways and bridges. Employees also readied equipment such […]

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Sandifer talking new company for Oconee

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State Representative Bill Sandifer is talking optimistically that there will soon be an announcement on a company interested in locating a new facility in Oconee County that would bring jobs.  In his Fair-Town Times column, Sandifer wrote, “This project has involved a great deal of time and energy, but it’s been very exciting.  I am not able to share details […]

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