Ash Tree counts “Matt” a success story

In the upstairs of what used to be a Main Street, Walhalla funeral home there is now space for classes that help men recover from alcohol and substance abuse. Ash Tree Men counts a 33-year old Oconeean named “Matt” whose life is changing for the better. Matt has learned work skills and will soon start a full-time job. He has […]

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Josh Donald

Westminster – Joshua Blake Donald, 33, of 403 Pump House Road, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.  Born in Fort Campbell, KY, he was the son of Rebecca and Terry Kelley of Westminster and Mark Donald of Easley.  Mr. Donald was a member of Fair Play Church of God and attended Westminster Church of God.  A […]

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Another round of night time storms

Among last night’s electric power outages:  WGOG’s Evening Sports Page” was forced from the air.  Terry Ballenger, spokesman for the Blue Ridge Electric cooperative says Oconee County outages resulted when the cooperative lost a circuit at Holly Springs and the cause, he said, was storm-related.  Ballenger this morning expressed confidence that all who lost service has seen their electric power […]

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Toccoa Wendy’s affected by cyber attack

The Wendy’s fast food corporation says its franchise location in Toccoa, Georgia was among those nationwide affected by the cyber attack that hit thousands of Wendy’s.  The company earlier this year reported unusual payment card activity affecting some franchise-owned restaurants and then determined that malware had been located in the system and disabled.  Wendy’s said the cyber attack with malware […]

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Conditions apply to sewer expansion to Oconee

Permission for Clemson University to extend sewer service into part of Oconee County is being granted under special conditions, spelled out during a meeting last night of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority.  The university seeks to extend sewer from its wastewater facilities across the county line from Pickens to serve a complex of university property on highway 93 at […]

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Hydro plant bids for relicensing

A plant tour and a briefing on the operations of a privately-run hydro power plant near Seneca will take place the day of Wednesday, August 3, and the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority has directed its executive director to represent the authority during those proceedings.  The Coneross Hydro plant, owned by a group of attorneys, is located downstream from the […]

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Trustees OK new grading scale

  A new grading scale approved by the State Board of Education in Columbia is now the policy in the Oconee public school district.  The county board of trustees last night adopted a scale that, for grades 3-12, defines an A as numerical grade from 90-100.  This replaces the scale that set an A at from 93-100.  Students will want […]

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Why Brexit matters to Oconee sewer authority

  Policymakers for Oconee’s sewer operations started their July meeting last night with a discussion of finances—including how England’s decision to leave the European Union could affect their investments.  The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority holds 45 certificates of deposit of varying amounts.  The commissioners were told last night that the bank for one of those had “called” the certificate […]

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Westminster K-9 succumbs at the age of seven

  Clerk-Treasurer Jennifer Adams of Westminster made this announcement at mid-afternoon yesterday:  “It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that Dexter has passed away.  He will be missed.”  The owner and handler of the police department’s K-9, Sgt. Isaac Moore, said Dexter died in a Greenville veterinarians facility only days after surgery that attached plates […]

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City leaders meet tonight

The regular July meeting of the Seneca City Council takes place at 6 tonight at City Hall. West Union leaders will see action, also.  At their council meeting at 6 at the Town Hall, West Union Council is scheduled to take final reading on an ordinance addressing bicycles on sidewalks. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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