Saying a good word for paying an extra penny

The first of two forums to draw attention to the November Capital Project Sales Tax Referendum in Oconee County was described by a chamber of commerce leader as a way to provide unbiased information about the proposition. In front of the crowd that gathered at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, the Oconee Chamber of Commerce assembled a panel six speakers to address […]

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Monday’s “Steak in Oconee” moved indoors

A dire forecast is chasing Oconee’s annual farm-to-table dinner on Monday from being an outdoor event to the indoors. Jillian Lusk of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce this morning announced that the forecast of 90 to 100% rain Monday has prompted organizers to find an alternate location. Those who have tickets for the dinner should instead go to Westminster Middle […]

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Transit Task Force makes recommendation

Five seats at the table were empty, but a lack of attendance last night did not stop other members of Oconee’s Transit Task Force from recommending the county push forward with passenger bus service. After receiving a feasibility study from an outside consultant, the advisory task force committee agreed to ask County Council to establish two new routes—one from Seneca […]

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Dual celebration Saturday of the outdoors

In the wilds of Oconee County there are special places to savor. And that’s why the Forest Service and its partners on Saturday invite everyone to outdoor activities in the Sumter National Forest, at Oconee State Park, and at Chattooga Belle Farm. Mike Crane, the Andrew Pickens District ranger, draws attention to a pair of milestones. One is the 40th […]

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“Operation Infinity” drug sweep #7

A drug sweep round-up led by Oconee Sheriff’s Office is underway today in Oconee County. It’s the seventh sweep as part of “Operation Infinity. By 3 o’clock this afternoon, 12 people had been arrested. Nineteen are being sought on drug distribution charges. Four people were being sought on warrants charging unlawful neglect of children. The Sheriff’s Office began the operation […]

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Do or die for Warpath project?

An organization that monitors Lake Keowee developments believes a decision will be made next month whether to move forward with a long-talked about project on the Pickens County side of the lake. Jack Lewis, president of FOLKS—Friends of Lake Keowee, referred today to the Warpath Landing project which developers have been pursuing for more than five years. The proposed development […]

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Sheriff issues new statement

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has issued a new statement about the investigation of the death of Clemson student Tucker Hipps.  And this time Crenshaw notes that, as speculation continues about the death, his office has released all information that it can without compromising the integrity of the investigation.  He says, “With that in mind, the sheriff’s Office will not be releasing […]

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Second arrest in Shrine Club theft

A second man has been arrested in the investigation of a theft this summer at the Blue Ridge Shrine Club near Seneca. Oconee sheriff’s officers last night arrested Andrew Lane Carver Jr. on charges of grand larceny and burglary third degree in the theft of a smoker valued at $2 thousand. Last month a second Walhalla man, Joseph Ryan Jones, […]

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