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Saturday’s golf is a rainout

April 15, 2015

The threat of rain into Saturday is enough for the organizer of this year’s Hamilton Career Center golf tourney to call off the event and re-schedule for Saturday, May 30.  The location for the tourney, Falcon’s  Lair near Walhalla, will remain the same.  If you have questions about the tournament, contact Amy Welch at 886-4425…

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Oconee holds property option for Tech campus

April 15, 2015

Oconee County holds an option to buy property for Tri-County Technical College to build an Oconee campus. The college, based in Pendleton, already has campuses in its two other service counties—Anderson and Pickens. But the lack of one is a sore point with Oconee leaders. At a meeting last night, Oconee County Administrator Scott Moulder…

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Faith-based organization gets nod from committee

April 15, 2015

A faith-based outfit, which operates out of Walhalla’s S. John Street, seeks to help and rehabilitate former Oconee County prisoners and others in the community who are down and out. And it received a conditional approval last night that once the current Oconee jail is no longer needed, Christ Central Ministries would be allowed space…

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State road fix solution unacceptable to Oconee

April 15, 2015

At their regular meeting next week, Oconee County Council members are expected to say no in the form of a resolution to the idea of the state transferring maintenance of some Oconee roads and bridges that are part of the state system. After hearing estimates of what that would cost, the council’s road and transportation…

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Moulder to “whittle down” the requests

April 15, 2015

If Oconee County Council were to approve all requests for funds in its next budget, total county spending would jump $10 million dollars. But that’s unlikely to happen. County Administrator Scott Moulder told a meeting of the county council budget committee he is in the process of whittling down the wants and the needs of…

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“Time for young blood”

April 15, 2015

After more than 20 years, Mike Foster is giving up his seat on the board of directors of Pioneer Rural Water District. At a meeting yesterday, Foster nominated fellow Oakway resident Mark Holbrooks to succeed him as the board member from Pioneer territory seat one. Holbrooks will go into the annual membership meeting in June…

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Breaking ground for Streetsape

April 15, 2015

Walhalla has announced ground will be broken next week for the city’s Streetscape project. The groundbreaking is set for 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, April 21 at W. Main and S. Tugaloo streets.

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“John Doe” case tops civil court docket

April 14, 2015

At least for now, a civil lawsuit against a former Walhalla teacher and others occupies the number one position for trial during next month’s term of Oconee Common Pleas Court. It’s one of two lawsuits in which the plaintiff’s name is listed as “John Doe.” In this case a Greenville lawyer, representing a former Walhalla…

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Walhalla students get involved in their community

April 14, 2015

Students at Walhalla Elementary School are using their city’s project to re-make a four-block section of the downtown as a way to get involved in the community and learn thru service. The Student Council is leading an effort at the school to raise money toward the purchase of one of the trees to be planted…

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West Union’s leaders meet tonight

April 14, 2015

At its April meeting tonight, West Union Town Council will discuss a letter about a proposed business at 134 Foothills Center Drive. That’s on the agenda under new business for the 6 o’clock Town Hall meeting. Under old business, there is to be discussion and a vote on out of town garbage pickups.

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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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