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Could June be the month?

May 22, 2015

The latest on whether Michelin is going to commit to build a distribution center inside Oconee’s Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play is that the decision could come next month. In his report given today, Richard Blackwell of the Economic Alliance said this about Michelin: “Hearing June from the company as the timeframe as…

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Moulder suggests a new spec building

May 22, 2015

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…

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Temperature extremes!

May 22, 2015

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.

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William Cecil Merck

May 22, 2015

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…

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Frances Gambrell Madden

May 22, 2015

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…

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Final walk-thru at new jail late next month

May 22, 2015

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…

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State grants occupancy permit

May 22, 2015

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…

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Darrill John Newton Justice

May 22, 2015

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…

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30-year sentence for Pickens bank crime

May 21, 2015

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…

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Take caution against phone fraud

May 21, 2015

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…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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