Oconee public transit moves ahead

Oconee County Council agreed to pay for a study to implement an expansion of bus service, but individual councilmen’s comments indicate concern for the overall cost of the service. The council approved a request to spend $23 thousand, 500 dollars for a service implementation study. The request came from County Administrator Scott Moulder, who chairs the county’s transit task force. […]

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Aftermath of the deep freeze

Freezing temperatures and a water pipe burst last month left the offices of Oconee’s South Cove Park un-inhabitable, and last night the County Council came to the rescue. At the recommendation of its administrator, the council authorized the demolition of the office and building and their replacement. The estimate to replace is in the vicinity of $200 thousand, but Administrator […]

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Grant request deadline is Valentine’s Day

Groups that want to share in the latest cycle of Oconee County accommodations tax money are running up on a deadline. Their requests must be submitted at the county’s High Falls Park by 2 p-m Friday, February 14. All applications are to be reviewed by the Parks, Recreation and Tourism commissioners during a February 20 meeting and votes are to […]

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MoreSun locates to Oconee Incubator

Tri-County Entrepreneurial Development Center, along with the Oconee Economic Alliance, announced today that MoreSuns Designs will locate within the Oconee Business Development Center in downtown Walhalla. Chanda Morrison, owner of MoreSun Designs, works freelance to produce e-newsletters and other internet content for the community. Morrison has designed a website for her husband’s business, MoreSun Custom Woodworking. She holds other positions […]

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Arrest made in theft of outdoor equipment

A theft some time during 2013 has landed a 33-year old Oconeean in jail. The arrest of Winfred Allen Cawthon was reported yesterday morning by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, Cawthon is accused of stealing a tractor, radiator, starter, and wiring harness from a pasture on Rebecca Lane and Cobb Bridge Road in the Westminster area between August […]

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Why 2-9-64 so special to Marty McKee

If in Oconee County there’s a greater fan of the Fab Four, or the Mop Tops, from a grimy English seaside city, other than Marty McKee, well, let that person stand…and come to the fore. For McKee, there are a number of reasons to explain why he could claim such a title. He’s a walking authority on all things Beatles. […]

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Rep. Bowen pushes for I-85 widening

A state lawmaker from Anderson County says he’s a regular at monthly meetings of the South Carolina Transportation Commission to press the need for roadwork in the Upstate—especially Interstate-85. But Rep. Don Bowen says it’s going to take more than being a nag to get action on three-laning 85 from Anderson County exit 19 through Oconee County to the Georgia […]

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Store worker charged in thefts

A 30-year old Walhallan has been arrested and charged in the theft of items at the store where he worked. Oconee Sheriff’s Office announced breach of trust charges against Adam Ray Baker as part of an investigation of the theft of $1,100 worth of merchandise at Seneca’s Wal-Mart. Taken from the store were 39 DVDs, two Star Wars and one […]

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Who’s best to succeed Seneca’s Eddie Adams?

Four men have notified a committee in Columbia that they intend to apply and be screened for the open Third Congressional District seat on the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission. It’s the seat vacated recently by the resignation of Seneca’s Eddie Adams. The hopefuls so far are Ray Gunnells of Honea Path, William Lowrish of Edgefield, Dr. Harry Stille […]

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Seneca holds special luncheon Friday

Seneca’s signature event to mark February as Black History Month will be a luncheon on Friday. It’s planned as a three-hour event, from 12 to 3, at the Gignilliat Community Center where there will be speakers, including representatives of the island country Barbados. In the meantime, Seneca has begun an effort to plan the city’s first African-American museum. And last […]

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