Safe driver class scheduled

Drivers of all ages are urged to take the AARP Smart Driver course. The new, six-hour classroom program will be taught 9:15 a-m to 4 p-m Friday, March 20 at the newly-renovated Keowee Key Event Center. You may bring a lunch or take advantage of the nearby café. For those coming from outside the home development, enter Keowee Key on […]

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Area angler wins tourney

Lake Hartwell area resident Casey Ashley won the big fishing tourney in his back door. The 31-year old Ashley caught five bass that weighed 20 pounds, three ounces to win the GEICO Bassmaster Classic. Ashley has lived just a few miles from the lake all his life. It was his sixth try to win the tourney. Besides an accomplished angler, […]

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Fire departments answer calls

The Picket Post-Camp Oak Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 4 o’clock this morning at South Carolina 183 and Taylor Road near Walhalla. Seneca Fire Department and others were among the public safety responders Friday afternoon to what turned out to be a smoke scare at the Morningside Assisted Living facility on the Wells Highway. Scott Krein, […]

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Walhalla acts on utility matters

After an executive session this week, Walhalla City Council authorized the construction of a water line in the vicinity of South Carolina 28 and Scenic Chevrolet for the purpose of forming a loop line in that area. The council also agreed to pursue an engineering report on providing a backup water supply to neighboring Westminster. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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School Choice applications accepted

In Oconee County, you do not have to attend public schools within your assigned attendance area. The public schools offer School Choice, and requests are being accepted for the school year beginning in August. Completing a form is required. The form may be found on the district website or a paper copy is available at the school office. Highlights of […]

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Exposing person to HIV alleged in man’s arrest

A man who lives near Walhalla has been arrested and charged with exposing another person to HIV—the virus that attacks a person’s immune system. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest last night of Tyler McKenzie Orr, 24-year old Fairfield Road resident, on warrants charging exposing a person to the HIV virus. Arrest affidavits, signed by investigator Gentry Hawk, allege […]

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A “draft” strategy for Oconee Airport

Only a handful of weeks on the job, Oconee’s new airport director has prepared a strategic plan for the facility. Sam Carver handed out copies of his plan, in draft form, last night to the members of the county aeronautics commission. It touches on the strengths and weaknesses of the airport near Clemson and its 5,000-foot runway. Among the strengths: […]

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