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Tree down on Mountain Rest

March 28, 2013

A tree has fallen this morning on the two lane Mountain Road. A caller and Oconee County Dispatch say the fallen tree blocks one lane, not far from the S.C. 183/Westminster Highway crossing.

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Explaining basin priorities

March 28, 2013

As the Army Corps of Engineers continues to lower levels in Lake Hartwell, one audience member at this week’s Sanctuary Pointe information meeting wondered how the developers can pull off their ambitious project. The Savannah District Commander, Col. Jeff Hall, issued a further explanation this week about the process to balance the basin in a…

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Front porch may remain if….

March 28, 2013
Front porch may remain if….

The Aguilar family of Walhalla may keep their recently added porch at 10 Ballenger Street, provided they move the front steps to the side. A second and final vote by the city Board of Zoning Appeals yesterday requires Ana Aguilar to seek a builder’s permit for the work. She and her family were before the…

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Zoning variance sought tonight

March 28, 2013

At Walhalla tonight, Masstar Signs requests a variance to the Oconee County sign rules. A public hearing by the county Board of Zoning Appeals begins at 6 at Pine Street.

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Cobb Road Bridge future

March 28, 2013

Oconee County takes comment tonight on what to do about the Cobb Road Bridge near Westminster. The bridge crosses the Chauga River. The county Roads and Bridges staff will accept public comment about the project from 6 to 7 tonight at Holly Springs Fire Station, the Long Creek Highway.

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Rotary to see Cryovac

March 28, 2013

Seneca Rotarians today learn about the manufacture of plastic packaging film. For their meeting this afternoon, the Rotarians have scheduled a tour of the Sealed Air Cryovac plant near Seneca.

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Community rally for Walhalla girl

March 27, 2013

The community is being asked to rally for a Walhalla seventh grader in need of a liver transplant. Band parents and members of three churches are planning a hot dog sale for Haleigh McAlister Saturday, April 13 from 10 a-m to 2 p-m at Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department. Haleigh has been diagnosed with the liver disease…

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Georgia man remains in Oconee jail

March 27, 2013
Georgia man remains in Oconee jail

A 43-year old Hartwell, Georgia man remained in Oconee County jail this afternoon, the result of his arrest yesterday at the end of a police chase from Georgia to South Carolina. According to one law enforcement source, the chase ended in a wreck on the northbound side of I-85, one mile inside the South Carolina…

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Parris: possibilities in Moulder request

March 27, 2013

Walhalla’s Scott Parris, chairman of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority, can see possibilities in a request from Scott Moulder, the Oconee County administrator. Moulder is pursuing a change in an inter-government agreement, as a way to free up hundreds of thousands of dollars a year which the county could use to pay for sewer…

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OSD begins traffic checkpoints

March 27, 2013
OSD begins traffic checkpoints

To combat crime and traffic violations, Oconee Sheriff’s Department has begun license checkpoints in various parts of the county. They began last Friday, and Chief Deputy Kevin Davis predicts these checkpoints will set up about two or three times a month. The Sheriff’s office, aware that 23 traffic fatalities occurred in 2012, is interested in…

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