Additional arrests made

New arrests are reported in the eighth “Operation Infinity” drug sweep launched last week by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. Between midnight Friday and midnight last night, six new arrests were made. That makes 17 arrests since the sweep started last Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office seeks nine more individuals. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Voters make their selections tomorrow

Just one more day before Oconeeans and South Carolinians enter the voting booths to make their choices in the 2014 General Election. There are choices for Governor and federal representatives in Washington, among others. Locally, voters in District One will choose between Jerry Lee and Allen Brewer for a seat on the Oconee School Board. What has a lot of […]

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Saturday emergencies

A hiker required the help Saturday of Oconee County rescuers and other emergency responders north of Walhalla. Grahl Haney of county Emergency Services said there was a large response to the aid of an ill hiker in the vicinity of Big Ben and the Chattooga River off highway 107. The hiker was part of a small group of adventurers who […]

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GOP Chair: “I’m personally very disappointed”

Chairman Bob Skipp of the Oconee Republican Party said he’s disappointed by Independent Republican Tom Ervin’s withdrawal from the Governor’s race the week before the election, but he sees Ervin’s move as having no impact on the chances for Republican nominee Nikki Haley to win a second term. Ervin pulled out and cast his support to Democrat Vincent Sheheen. As […]

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Bomb threat on the Clemson campus

An all-clear has been given this morning at Clemson University. The police investigated a bomb threat at Brackett Hall, and the building evacuated. But moments ago, a university spokesman said nothing was found. And the all-clear means normal activities may be resumed. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Seniors having a say in graduation venue

  With Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum undergoing major renovations, Oconee County high schools are left with securing alternate venues for graduation day 2015. It’s still months away. Yet at one Oconee school, seniors are faced with a choice in which sentimentality is playing a part. Because construction of a new Walhalla High is entering final stages, the issue has arisen of […]

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Partners for Progress to give updates

Plans are in place for the annual meeting of Walhalla Partners for Progress. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 o’clock Monday night at the Depot on Kaufman Square. Around a meal of chili and cornbread, Partners for Progress will elect officers and offer conversation and fellowship and updates on Streetscape, Old St. John’s, Christmas and cultural events, […]

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Can you find the “Cats” in Seneca?

Tomorrow morning will present a challenge in Seneca. The question is who will be able to find those welded cat symbols that have been temporarily moved from Ramcat Alley and placed within walking distance on the library side of the railroad tracks. It’s called sCATenger hunt devised by the city of Seneca, the Blue Ridge Arts Center, and the Oconee […]

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Health report on a Walhalla manufacturer

 Ken Hopkins, chief operating officer for JTEKT North America, on a visit yesterday to the Upstate, gave thumbs up assessment on how well the company’s bearings plant is doing at its Torrington Road, Walhalla area location.  Hopkins said, “The plant is doing fabulously.”  He spoke to 96.3/WGOG NEWS shortly after keynoting the annual Report to the People luncheon for Tri-County […]

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Attorney General will issue opinion

The office of the South Carolina Attorney’s General has accepted Oconee County’s request to weigh in on the raging controversy of whether county government should enact an ordinance that pays legal expenses for county employees who are sued over actions taken as part of their official capacity. The ordinance, which has passed two of three required readings, is controversial because […]

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