New restaurant delayed

Plans for a new restaurant on Walhalla’s Main Street have been delayed—in part due to confusion over all of the requirements the restaurant must first meet. When David McMahon said he only found out recently that he was required to see the city about a grease trap, he was issued an apology from the mayor and the mayor pro-tem. McMahon […]

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Main Street beer tent at Ok’fest

At the request of the chamber of commerce, Walhalla leaders will consider allowing a beer tent to operate for limited hours during this year’s Oktoberfest. Meeting as committees last evening, the mayor and council entertained the chamber’s request for a Kraft Beer Festival to run 2 to 6 Saturday afternoon, October 18 on the Green at the corner of Main […]

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Outdoor festival kept responders on the go

An outdoor festival staged late last month in Oconee County’s South Union community made for drug arrests, medical calls, noise complaints and vehicle stops. The Sheriff’s Office this afternoon released statistics from its standpoint as to how the 2014 Gratifly Festival went down July 25-27. Twenty-two drug charges were placed, including charges for trafficking in mushrooms, possession of LSD and […]

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Graham to speak to local business forum

The Oconee Economic Alliance announces Senator Lindsey Graham to be the speaker for its monthly business forum. This month’s event, at 8 o’clock Thursday morning, August 14 at Thrift Development near Seneca, is open to all alliance members, as well as the general public. Graham will discuss federal issues and how they relate to Oconee County.

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Hospitals’ transition underway

Change is in the air these days at the Oconee Medical Center—in advance of October 1, the date OMC falls under the control of the regional Greenville Health System. And it means paperwork and physical assessments for those OMC employees who wish to remain in their jobs. “What they’re having to do is just fill out standard paperwork so that […]

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Oconee loses its golf equipment plant

The very last day in July was the last day that Oconee County County’s golf equipment plant operated from its long-time location near Westminster. Richard Blackwell, director of Oconee Economic Alliance, said, to Oconee County’s regret, Taylor Made is now operating at its new location in the Pickens County Commerce Park near Liberty. Taylor Made’s plans to move one county […]

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Business Start-Up Guide completed

A special committee of Oconee businesses and government stakeholders worked to compile a “Business Start-Up Guide” specific to Oconee County. It was an initiative of the Oconee Economic Alliance. The guide provides aspiring entrepreneurs step-by-step information and specific contacts within Oconee on how to establish a successful business. The “Business Start-Up Guide” is available for download at www.InvestOconeeSC.com and in […]

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Suspect arrested in one-year old burglary case

A deputy sheriff chased and arrested a man who ran into a briar patch near the Long Creek Highway. The man arrested Friday faces multiple charges including public disorderly conduct in the neighborhood of the Johnny Cox Road near Westminster. According to the Sheriff’s Office, among the charges placed against Jesse Eugene Mulkey of the Butts Farm Road are burglary […]

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Drug arrests made in loft above shop building

A complaint about unauthorized people on the premises led Oconee sheriff’s officers last week to the arrests of two persons on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and giving false information to a law enforcement officer. Law enforcement records identify those arrested as Rachel Nicole Edmiston of Little Choestoea Road, Westminster and Nicholas Allen Palmer of Land O Lakes, Florida. The Sheriff’s […]

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