OC arrests Fairfield County man

An elderly man in Fairfield County has been arrested and charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with a sex crime that occurred about 10 years ago. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office identified the arrested man as Douglas Clifton McFarland, 78 years old, of the Fairfield County town of Ridgeway. McFarland arrived yesterday at the Oconee Jail from Fairfield County, where he […]

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OSB to act on reviseed calendar

Governor Haley has signed a bill to allow school boards to waive up to five days missed because of inclement weather this winter. And the Oconee School Board of Trustees is ready to act. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, said today, “We’re on track for the Board to forgive three of the six days we missed….”  

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New lease to access lake areas

Oconee County and the Army Corps of Engineers have executed a new lease agreement covering access areas on Lake Hartwell. In some areas, the county will step in to maintain and operate access ramps, campgrounds, and recreation areas for which Army Corps faces difficulty because of decreasing federal aid. Under the terms of the new agreement, Oconee will become responsible […]

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Swearing-in the new council members

Seneca has chosen 6 o’clock Tuesday night to swear-in the winners in this week’s city council elections. It’ll be a City Hall ceremony, to which the public is invited. But who exactly will be taking the oath that night is likely to depend on the outcome of an Oconee Election Commission meeting this morning at Walhalla. At 11, the commissioners […]

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Cain and Inabinet make first joint appearance

The two men who have their eyes on the vacant seat on the Oconee County Council made their first joint appearance last night in a forum designed to allow voters to size of each individual and learn where they stand on the issues. The appearance by Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet at a meeting arranged by the group Limited Government […]

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Walhalla OKs pair of Streetscape motions

After an executive session, Walhalla City Council approved a pair of motions designed to get its Streetscape project moving. Passed was a motion to suspend a memorandum of understanding with contractor Town and Country Construction until a final cost estimate for the project is worked out. According to Nancy Goehle, city administrator, Walhalla reserves the option of bring back Town […]

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New business venture for Davenport Funeral Home

Davenport Funeral Home of Walhalla will keep its highway 11 location at West Union. But the funeral home, owned by Larry Hendrix, is branching out with a new office near Seneca. Plans call for the Blue Ridge Cremation Society office to open Monday at 10708 Clemson Boulevard near Blue Ridge Orthopedics. According to Hendrix, Blue Ridge Cremation Society will be […]

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Salem to pursue exercise class

Town of Salem remains hopeful that the county Capital Project Sales Tax commissioners will include their request recreation and senior center on the ballot for this year’s one-cent sales tax referendum. In the meantime, there is sentiment in Salem to go ahead and start a small exercise class, as a recreation offering. At the suggestion last night of Salem resident […]

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