Hopeful for a new “hire” in a couple of weeks


Oconee County is without a full-time airport director during one of the airport’s busiest times of the year.  But the chairman of the aeronautics commission is hopeful the situation will be remedied soon.  Sam Carver held the job for only a few months before he resigned.  In the interim the county has temporarily brought back the retired Kevin Short, but […]

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Service to Mankind awarded today

An individual who has made accomplishments in the field of environmental protection received the Service to Mankind Award as presented today by the Seneca Sertoma Club. The award winner is Heyward Douglass, a retired Clemson University pilot.  But it’s Douglass’s efforts to advance the well being of the planet that merited the honor.  He’s the executive director of the Foothills […]

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Improvements ahead for Main Street building


A large, three-story building within Walhalla’s core commercial area will undergo improvements and other work before it is re-occupied, according to its owner.  Richard Addis says the tenant in the building is relocating her business to West Union, and he will be in the market for a new tenant.  The building covers nine thousand square feet on the north side […]

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Judged on apple taste, texture and appearance

Some of the Westminster area’s best cooks turned out dishes for judging in the apple baking contest as part of this year’s Apple Festival.  And the winners are Nancy Miles in the adult division for her fried apple pies and Junior Duncan in the kids category for his toffee apple tarts.  Kathy Duncan placed second in the adult category for […]

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Salem to be a brighter place

Tree trimming and street lighting are projects approved last night by the Salem Town Council.  With the help of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, the town is in line for new lights where the town recently annexed as well as replacement street lights to brighten some of the darker parts of town.  Salem also will trim trees and cut brush […]

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United Way increases its goal


It’s the time of the year to give to the United Way of Oconee, to help the community’s unfortunate.  History shows total United Way giving took a dip during the tough times of the last decade, but David McCutcheon says United Way is on “a steady, but slow pace to move up.”  McCutcheon’s colleague, Allison Smith, announced $600 thousand dollars […]

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