The benefits of Presidential primaries for South Carolina

The benefits of Presidential primaries 0730, Mon., 15 June 2015..lrm At this point, three Democrats have announced their intentions to run for President next year. But the executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party hints there could well be some additions to the field. Jason Perkey likes the idea that South Carolina, once the New Hampshire primary and the […]

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DNR field office named for a living legend

The Jocassee Gorges field office in northern Pickens County now carries the name of the Sam W. Stokes Work Center. Considered a living legend among wildlife biologists in South Carolina and by the conservation community, Stokes led the state’s Black Bear Project and was instrumental in the re-establishment of deer and turkeys in the mountains of South Carolina. He was […]

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Food, fellowship, music ring tills for Oconee Democrats

Veteran South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn has begun raising money to wage his own re-election campaign next year. But last evening the 6th District Democrat from Columbia concentrated on raising money for the Oconee Democratic Party. Clyburn came to South Cove Park to keynote the county party’s annual picnic and fundraiser. In spite of 90 degree temperatures, local Democrats gathered […]

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New water line installed

A new, eight-inch water line has been installed in downtown Walhalla, as part of Streetscape. Once the testing of that new line is complete, service is to be connected to customers on the south side of Main Street between Tugaloo and College streets.

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Tech asks support for on-campus building project

Among the spending measures on the agenda for next week’s meeting of Oconee County Council is a request by Tri-County Technical College. Tech is following up on its recent budget presentation with a request for a letter of support to help the college build a new student building at the main Pendleton campus, at a total cost of $42 million. […]

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Crimes mar weekend of Chattooga hiking and camping

While visitors were enjoying an April weekend on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, a thief stole their personal belongings. Weeks of investigation have led to multiple theft charges against a 38-year old resident of Tiger, Georgia. James Bentley Cannon was lodged in the Oconee County Jail at Walhalla yesterday. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office has identified two parties of river […]

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Wave a flag as a way to say thank you!

If you like flag waving, there are a couple of chances coming your way. Sunday is Flag Day in the U-S. And June is the month that Oconee County welcomes Marines from the Marine Corps’ South Carolina Wounded Warrior Regiment. This year’s welcoming patriotic parade takes place Monday, June 22 as a way to honor visiting Marines from Camp Lejeune, […]

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Airport hangar rates to jump 10%

Around July 1 pilots who store airplanes at the OconeeRegionalAirport will receive a notice that, effective with the date to renew their lease, hangar rates will be increased 10%.  The higher charge is a recommendation of airport director, Sam Carver, who is settling in after six months on the job.  His recommendation generated some discussion last night among the aeronautics […]

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Changes ahead for Oconee’s Airport

For those who fly to the Oconee Airport and then make the short drive to see a Clemson football game, changes are in store before Dabo Swinney’s highly-rated Clemson football Tigers hit the field for 2015. Sam Carver, airport director, expects a new taxiway will be in place between the runway and the terminal. A North Carolina contractor is about […]

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