Public may speak on new school district budget

Everyone has an invitation to Monday’s night regular May meeting of the Oconee School Board of Trustees. It’s budget time for the men and women who make the policy for the county’s public schools, and they want to hear from you. The board has set a public hearing on its 2015-16 spending plan for the top of Monday night’s agenda. […]

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Mid-field taxiway proposed at Oconee Airport

Oconee County may have found a better way to allow aircraft to exit the runway quicker and easier, but it’s going to be costly. County Council is to consider a recommendation next week to allow a Zebulon, North Carolina contractor to build a new “stub” taxi-way at the Oconee Regional Airport. For labor, materials and equipment, Rifenburg Construction is to […]

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Resident judge to sit in home county first time

First-year Resident Circuit Judge Scott Sprouse of Walhalla will observe a homecoming of sorts next week when, for the first time, he’ll preside over a court session in his home county of Oconee. Sprouse is to be the jurist for a one-week term of General Sessions Court to open Monday morning at the Oconee County Courthouse. For Sprouse, the office […]

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Blood drive today in Walhalla

As part of National Law Enforcement Officers Appreciation Week, the annual Schuck Memorial Blood Drive takes place 11 a-m to 7 p-m in the gravel parking lot in the back of the Oconee Law Enforcement Center in Walhalla. The Blood Connection conducts the drive each year in honor of the late deputy sheriff Bill Schuck and will give T-shirts to […]

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The Masons are selling tomato plants!

The Walhalla Masonic Lodge will have hundreds of inexpensive large and flowering plants at its annual yard sale Saturday morning on the lot behind the Walhalla Post Office. Starting at 7 Saturday morning, the Masons will sell hot peppers, cilantro, marigolds and seven varieties of tomato plants ready for the garden. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Defense seeks dismissal

A circuit judge has promised the attorneys on both sides of a John Doe lawsuit involving the Oconee public schools that he will likely make a pre-trial ruling, perhaps, by the end of next week. Gregory Sloan, attorney for the school district and two of its former employees, is hopeful that Judge Perry Gravely will throw the case out the […]

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Duncan to chair subcommittee hearing

The Third District congressman will sit in Washington tomorrow as chairman of a subcommittee hearing on the opportunities for energy off the coast of the southeast U-S. Republican Jeff Duncan chairs the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. The hearing, at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building and can be viewed live on the […]

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Deputies patrolled lake access area on foot

Deputies who patrolled Oconee County’s Fall Creek access area on foot last weekend wrote citations and made an arrest. All of this as part of “Operation Family Friendly”—an operation that Sheriff Crenshaw says is aimed at doing everything possible to make the county’s parks safe for people to enjoy. Three citations were written for littering and drug violations and 14 […]

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Roundabout bids rejected

Contractors’ bids to construct Oconee County’s first roundabout came in above the estimates from the DOT’s engineers, and a DOT official says the department will now re-bid the project, probably in August. The roundabout is to be built at Wells Highway and Strawberry Farm Road near Seneca. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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