Moulder suggests a new spec building

Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator, made known today his top locations for where the next spec building should go. Moulder spoke at a meeting of the board of the county Economic Alliance when the discussion turned to whether the county is missing out by not having at least a shell of a building immediately available to a prospect. Moulder […]

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Temperature extremes!

Temperature extremes! Barbara Wilson, the Walhalla Weather Observer, recorded 84 degrees as the high temperature yesterday afternoon. At night the temperature—-grab the blanket, Myrtle—dipped to 47 degrees. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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William Cecil Merck

William Cecil Merck, 80, of 226 Flat Shoals Road, Salem died Tuesday at GHS/Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Doris Virginia Smith. The funeral will be 2 p-m Friday at Flat Shoals Baptist Church; the burial to follow in the church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at the church. […]

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Frances Gambrell Madden

Frances Gambrell Madden, 90, of 660 Keowee Trail, Seneca died Wednesday at Oconee Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Judson E. Madden. A memorial service will be 2 p-m Tuesday, May 26 at Seneca Baptist Church.  The family receives friends from 1 to 2 p-m, prior to the service, at Seneca Baptist Church.  In place of flowers, memorials may […]

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Final walk-thru at new jail late next month

Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says no major issues or concerns cropped up during an inspection Wednesday of Oconee’s new $16.2 million jail. The contractor is going thru a punch list and doing some touch-up painting. State Department of Corrections’ officials return late next month for what’s called a final walk-thru. Crenshaw says that means the actual opening is now targeted for […]

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State grants occupancy permit

The State Department of Education has approved an essential document pertaining to Oconee County’s newest high school. Steve Hanvey, assistant superintendent for operations, says the district has now received the occupancy permit for the new Walhalla High that is scheduled to open in time for the new school year in August. Having that permit means the district can open the […]

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Darrill John Newton Justice

Darrill John Newton Justice, 81, of 188 Animal Way, Westminster died Thursday at his home.  He was the husband of Dorothy Elizabeth Palmer Justice.  The funeral will be 2 p-m Sunday at Davenport Funeral Home; the burial in Neville Cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p-m Saturday at Davenport Funeral Home.  Flowers are accepted.  The family is […]

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30-year sentence for Pickens bank crime

At Pickens, an elderly man has been ordered to prison for 30 years for the crime of entering a bank with the intent to steal and grand larceny. The conviction by a Pickens County jury this week and the judge’s sentence means that Brent Christopher McLaurin will have to serve 25 and a half years of the sentence before being […]

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Take caution against phone fraud

A call to a Seneca area resident from someone purporting to be a Microsoft Tech Support individual, as far as the Oconee Sheriff’s Office can tell, was an attempt at fraud. The caller was able to gain remote access to the Seneca area resident’s computer and then started to look thru the personal files of the computer owner. It’s a […]

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