Anchors aweigh for area sailor

 Hartwell, Georgia native Willie Keese is serving aboard the USS John S. McCain, living and work at a Navy base in Japan.  Only 20 years old, seaman apprentice Keese finds himself with lots of responsibilities, but he considers it a great experience and has told the Navy he plans to make his service a career.  Assigned to the Navy’s 7th […]

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One-cent projects to be explained

Oconee County projects to benefit from a one-cent increase in the sales tax are to be explained during a public meeting tomorrow morning at Walhalla Civic Auditorium. All county taxpayers are invited to the event that begins at 9 o’clock at the Civic Auditorium. “This will be an opportunity for the voters to hear from the heads of each of […]

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Judge’s patience runs thin

The Walhalla municipal judge yesterday levied a fine against a Torrington Road resident after being told the homeowner had failed to remove three disabled cars from his property. Doug Nuckolls was cited under a city ordinance brought to the court’s attention by James Ashton, city code enforcement officer. Nuckolls was ordered to pay a fine of $133.75 and told by […]

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Westminster man arrested

A 19-year old man has been arrested on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor on the Blackjack Road near Westminster. The arrest affidavit naming Anthony Brett Shaw of Dewey Street, Westminster alleges Shaw “knowingly and willfully caused a minor to conspire to acquire illegal narcotics.” It’s a case the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says involves a parent […]

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Lake Hartwell in drought trigger level 1

Lake Hartwell Radio WLHR in Lavonia, Georgia reports lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond are now in drought trigger level 1.  According to Billy Birdwell, spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers, the three reservoirs on the Savannah River entered the first drought level Monday morning when pool elevation at J-Strom Thurmond Lake dipped briefly to 325.85 feet above mean sea […]

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Traffic light intersection in Seneca

A traffic light intersection accident is under investigation in Seneca. It happened shortly after 7:45 this morning at 123 and Lindsay Road. According to Capt. Robert Tribble, there were no apparent eyewitnesses to the accident, other than the drivers involved. One of them, the driver of a Honda Civic, was sent to the hospital with apparent minor injuries.

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Absentee Precinct to open next week

In advance of the November General Election, the Oconee Absentee Precinct will open at 8:30 Wednesday morning, October 1 and remain open Monday through Friday 8:30 a-m to 5 p-m until Monday, November 3—the day before the election. The office of Oconee Voter Registration and Elections on S. Pine Street in Walhalla on October 1 will also begin to mail […]

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