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“I feel a big, obstructed barrier….”

June 12, 2013

Lyn Morrey in front of Oconee County Council said she felt “a big, obstructed barrier right here”—meaning  there should be more of a one-on-one interaction between the councilmen and their constituents. Morrey, a retired naval officer, said one reason she can’t at this time recommend Oconee as a retirement destination are the bad vibrations she…

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Saban home auction rescheduled

June 11, 2013

How does a real estate sales price of $11 million dollars sound…in nearby Rabun County, Georgia? That’s the original asking price for the Lake Burton home of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The Associated Press and an auction company handling the sale of the 9,600 square foot home report the Saban home auction has been…

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West-Oak senior to receive Governor’s award

June 11, 2013
West-Oak senior to receive Governor’s award

A senior at West-Oak High and the Hamilton Career Center, is the recipient of one award after another this year. Cassidy Westmoreland is in line for a South Carolina Careers Governor Award Student of the Year. Cassidy earned salutatorian of her class and graduated with 32 high school credits—eight more than required. She earned all…

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Burglary arrest made, items still missing

June 11, 2013

The Walhalla police have arrested a man in the investigation of a home burglary last week on Bell Mill Road. Lt. Paul Harris said Randy Lee Cantrell, 33 years old, was arrested yesterday and charged with burglary second degree and larceny. The victim’s home was entered through a back door. Taken was a pocketbook containing…

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OSB changes WHS sewer route

June 11, 2013

Action by Oconee school trustees establishes a slightly-altered route to run sewer pipe to what will be the new Walhalla High School at Picket Post. Last night the trustees approved a route of highway 11, from Scenic Heights Baptist Church to Cane Creek. The original route left 11 near the church. “This should clear our…

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CWTP records impressive rainfalls

June 11, 2013

In a three-day period, Oconee’s wastewater plant recorded more than three inches of rainfall. The Coneross plant at Seneca is in the business of treating wastewater but sometimes, such as this week, heavy rain creates issues. “The system was functioning, for sure,” said Bob Winchester, executive director of the Joint Regional Sewer Authority. In the…

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Warning: malaria on a comeback

June 11, 2013

Chairman Wayne McCall of the Oconee County Council Law Enforcement and Public Safety Committee says he isn’t sure why, but a disease transmitted by the bite of mosquitoes is making a comeback. It’s called malaria. McCall last night urged the committee to consider protective measures that’ll ensure good health. He urged the county to borrow…

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Outlawing drug paraphernalia and getting tough on distracted driving

June 11, 2013

At the urging of Sheriff Mike Crenshaw, members of Oconee County Council want their attorney to review other counties’ laws against businesses selling drug paraphernalia for the purpose of proposing a similar ordinance to cover their county. The council’s law enforcement and public safety committee last night also agreed to get tough on distracted driving,…

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Second charge against Blackwell

June 11, 2013

A new charge has been placed against the 43-year old Walhalla area man who surrendered after officers say he barricaded himself inside his home Sunday on the Fairfield Road. According to arrest warrants, Timothy Scott Blackwell has now been charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition by a person convicted of a violent felony.…

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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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  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
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