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Early summer opening predicted for pool

June 10, 2013

Walhalla Mayor Danny Edwards predicted today his city will be able to open its swimming pool “sometime in July” and become the county’s only municipality to offer public swimming. Edwards made the prediction today to the Rotary Club, thanking all of the volunteers and prison labor who are making the pool opening a reality. “The…

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DOT nixes the idea of a two-lane Main Street

June 10, 2013

The South Carolina DOT has told Walhalla to forget about any idea that Main Street downtown may be narrowed to two lanes as part of the city’s streetscape project. In the presence today of State Representative Bill Whitmire, Mayor Danny Edwards told Mayor Pro-tem Tjay Bagwell that reducing Main downtown, from four to two lanes,…

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CU student arrested

June 10, 2013

Campus police at Clemson have arrested a 19-year old sophomore on charges related to the unauthorized use of a credit card number. The police charged Jasper Hill III of Lawrenceville, Georgia on Thursday with felony transaction card theft and misdemeanor financial transaction card fraud value of $500 or less during a period of six months.…

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Seneca considers zoning and annexation requests

June 10, 2013

Seneca is stretching its borders—especially in the area of a Wells Highway intersection. When the mayor and council sit down for their regular June meeting tomorrow, they’ll be requested to pass on as many as five annexation applications, as well as six corresponding zoning classifications. On 96.3/WGOG NEWS today Ed Halbig, planning and community development…

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Missing boat motor retrieved and arrest made

June 10, 2013

Oconee sheriff’s deputies report a missing boat motor has been recovered and an arrest made in a case classified as stolen property. According to law enforcement reports, 29-year old Nicholas James Crawford of Stormy Lane, Seneca was arrested yesterday and charged with receiving stolen goods. Deputies say they were alerted by the owner of a…

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Students present research at ACC conference

June 10, 2013

Eight Clemson students presented their research results at the annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference held at Wake Forest University. Students’ research projects included turtle mortality, education in rural Guatemala and bio-fuel production. The students included two from Pickens County: Nathaniel Weaver, senior wildlife and fisheries biology major from Pickens; and Matthew…

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Storm drain overflows!

June 10, 2013
Storm drain overflows!

The rainfall which Oconee County has enjoyed courtesy of Andrea and earlier rains prove too much for storm drains—such as this one on Walhalla’s S. College Street between Main and Broad.  

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OMC birthrate identical two straight years

June 10, 2013

“Pretty coincidental, isn’t it?” That’s a remark from a spokeswoman at Oconee Medical Center about the hospital’s birth rate for the last two years. In both 2011 and 2012, last year, exactly 582 babies were born in the hospital both years.  

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Meetings this afternoon and tonight

June 10, 2013

Oconee’s appointed and elected leaders are busy in meetings this afternoon and tonight. The county Planning Commission has scheduled a 2 to 5 o’clock meeting in Council Chambers for ordinance review. County Council’s law enforcement, public safety, health and welfare committee meets at 6 to take up several items—including texting while driving and drug paraphernalia.…

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CDV suspect in custody

June 10, 2013
CDV suspect in custody

A 43-year old man surrendered to Oconee deputies last night and a barricade situation at a home near Walhalla ended peacefully at 8:41 p-m. Once, Timothy Scott Blackwell was in custody, authorities re-opened a closed section of SC 183, the Walhalla-Pickens Highway, between Fowler Road and Freedom Drive. Deputies went to Blackwell’s home at 103…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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