Marker to denote 1943 plane crash

 A remote part of Oconee County, the vicinity of a military airplane crash during the Second World War, will become a memorial site—thanks to an effort inspired by county residents. A B-25 Army Air Corps plane crashed into a mountain top at night on March 10, 1943—21 miles north of Walhalla and just one mile south of the Fish Hatchery […]

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Fire department outgrows its building

An Oconee County volunteer fire department has announced plans to expand and renovate its 31-year old station building. Corinth-Shiloh Fire Department paid an architect to draw plans and has received an estimate that it’ll cost $325 thousand to add sleeping quarters, a training room, and study rooms for university students who serve as fire fighters. According to Chief Mike Zambito […]

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Four city councils meet tonight

The governing bodies in four of Oconee’s municipalities are in action tonight. And, for at least three of them, executive session matters highlight their agendas. Westminster City Council plans a private meeting for a personnel matter, not specified in the pre-meeting agenda. Walhalla City Council plans to go behind closed doors at seven o’clock for a contract matter related to […]

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Mayor’s portrait unveiled

A portrait of the late Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy has been unveiled, as the first of a series of oil portraits to be commissioned of each of that city’s former mayors. Abernathy’s was unveiled Friday at the Clemson Area Transit facility. Public transit was a dream of Abernathy’s, and the background of portrait depicts a “CAT” bus. An artist originally […]

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Seneca votes today!

Seneca voters have a date at the polls today. The field of city council candidates this year is evenly divided between incumbents and challengers. The eight candidates seek four seats on the city council. Voting takes place at the Shaver Recreation Center from 7 a-m to 7 p-m.

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Five heating and air units stolen

Five heating and air units were stolen from New Haven Medical Services on Nelson Lane near Seneca, and the public’s help is being requested to solve this crime. The crime scene is the former location of Gold’s Gym. The value of the heating and air conditioning units taken is reported around $30 thousand. Anyone with information about the case should […]

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Makeup date for the candidates

A make-up date and new location have been arranged for a couple of Oconee political candidates. The next Limited Government for Oconee meeting will be 5:30 p-m Wednesday, March 12 at Seneca’s Gignilliat Community Center. A spokeswoman for the organization said, “Both candidates, Paul Cain and Andy Inabinet who are running for County Council District 3 seat have graciously agreed […]

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Moonshine rap pinned on 21-year old

A 21-year old Oconeean turned himself over this morning to law enforcement authorities and faces charges from yesterday’s moonshine liquor bust near Westminster. The Sheriff’s Office has announced two charges against Colby Edward Watts: possession of a distillery for the purpose of manufacturing alcoholic liquors and possession of materials used in the manufacture of alcoholic liquors. He has been released […]

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1% public comment meeting scheduled

Oconeeans in favor or against projects to benefit from a potential penny sales tax get the chance next week to sound off in front of a panel. That panel, the county Capital Project Sales Tax Commission, is approaching a deadline to recommend which of 10 requests are voted on during this November’s referendum. A two-hour meeting is planned Thursday, March […]

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Devoe to bring New Orleans to Walhalla

A soprano schooled in voice training in New Orleans returns to Walhalla to give a performance in opera and jazz. She’s Catie Devoe, a former Walhalla High student who is to graduate this spring from Loyola University. Devoe’s performance is planned 8 o’clock Friday night, June 13 at Walhalla Civic Auditorium, and tickets will be available. At Walhalla, Devoe was […]

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